Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Zurich
Lorenzo Casaburi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich. His main line of research focuses on agricultural markets in Sub-Saharan Africa, with an emphasis on market structure, behavioral insights, and agricultural finance. He also works on state capacity, with an emphasis on tax enforcement and redistribution policies. For his research, he has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC Starting Grant), the Swiss National Foundation (Eccellenza Grant), USAID, and DFID, among others. Lorenzo holds a B.A. from the University of Bologna and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard. Before joining Zurich, he was a postdoc at Stanford SIEPR. He is a Research Fellow at CEPR and a Research Affiliate at BREAD, IGC, IPA, and J-PAL
Recent work by Lorenzo Casaburi
Subsidising land rentals in Kenya increased land access equity and efficiency persistently, highlighting the importance of land markets for...
Dairy farmers have high demand for infrequent payments, which help save. Poor enforcement, however, limits competition in the supply of these...
Lorenzo Casaburi on how timing is crucial for increasing crop insurance adoption among smallholder farmers. Pay-at-harvest premiums could be a...
Recent empirical research on sub-Saharan African agricultural markets paints a cautiously optimistic picture of supply chain performance
The cost of insurance comes before the benefit. For crop insurance, pay-at-harvest premiums remove this gap, and can increase demand substantially.