Kedar Kulkarni

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Climate Change
  • Development Economics
  • Risk and Uncertainty
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Economics of Agriculture
  • Technological Change
  • Sustainable Development


Kedar received his Ph.D in Applied Economics from Oregon State University in 2021. His research interests lie at the nexus of agricultural economics, environmental economics, and development economics. In particular, his work focuses on the sustainability of agricultural systems in developing countries, including climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation in agriculture and on examining the environmental impacts of agricultural technologies. 

In his free time, Kedar enjoys watching football and cricket, playing chess, and traveling. 


Conference Presentations:

  • Quantifying Vulnerability of Crop Yields in India to Weather Extremes” at the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) Summer Conference. 2021
  • Quantifying Climate Vulnerability and Risks of Crop Yields in India to Extreme Weather Events” at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. 2021 
  • Weather risk, vulnerability and adaptation in Indian Agriculture” at the Western Agricultural Economics Association (WAEA) Annual Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 2020
  • Assessing climate vulnerability and risks using partial and quantile moments” Northwest Development Workshop at the University of Washington, Seattle. 2019
  • Common Property Resources: The Fishery and the Assurance Problem” at the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad, India. 2013

Working Papers:

  • Quantifying Vulnerability of Crop Yields in India to Weather Extremes” 
  • A methodology for measuring household’s vulnerability to poverty from extreme weather events applied to rural India. “
  • Can online classroom games improve student outcomes in economics courses? Evidence from an extended campus course”
  • Determinants of risk exposure: An analysis of Korean rice farms using partial and quantile models” with David Rossi
  • The Impacts of Environmental Regulations on Health: A Cross-Country Empirical Analysis” with Raphael Max