kathryn (katya) vasilaky

grants

Co-Principal Investigator, RSCA, Cal Poly, Nudging Women into Business and Economics $18,000, 2021-2022

Co-Principal Investigator, USDA, Immigration Reform and Farm Labor Shortages $500,000, 2019-2021

Co-Principal Investigator, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Multimodal Satellite Rainfall Measurement for Index Insurance, $100,000, 2016-2018

Co-Principal Investigator, World Bank, International Finance Corporation, Evaluating the Timeliness of Disaster Response $200,000, 2015-2017

Principal Investigator, Earth Clinic Grant, Columbia University, SMS Based System for Rainfall Reports $31,000, 2015-2017

Principal Investigator, Cross-Cutting Initiative Grant, Columbia University, Groundwater depletion in Northern India: Prices, Technology, or Group Incentives? $32,000, 2014-2016

PhD Thesis, World Bank DECRG (Markus Goldstein) Funding, Weak Ties and Technology Adoption $20,000, 2009-2010

field work

Central Coast (California) Immigration Reform and Farm Labor Shortages. USDA NIFA, June - October 2020.

India (Maharasthra) Multimodal Satellite Rainfall Measurement for Index Insurance. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, May - June 2016 - 2017.

Dominican Republic (Northern) Group Insurance and Informal Networks. International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University, USAID and Reddom, January 2014 and September 2016.

Philippines (Manila) The Effects of Disaster Response on Poverty and Inequality. Earth Institute, Columbia University and World Bank Philippines, September 2015.



Senegal (Koungheul) and Honduras (Tegucigalpa) The Effects of Group Size and Information in Index Insurance. International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University, and WFP, May 2015.

Indonesia (Indramayu) Weather Uncertainty and Index Insurance in El Nino Years. International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University, and USAID, June 2014.

India (Bihar) Video Based Extension, Self Efficacy, and Perception of Risk. Jameel Poverty Action Lab, Bihar, India and Digital Green, May 2014 and May 2015.

Ethiopia (Northern) Weather Index Insurance. International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia University, and R4/Harita, September 2013.

Uganda (Kampala) Improving Female Adolescent Outcomes. World Bank Development Economics Research Group, BRAC, and Nike Foundation, August-September 2012.

Malawi (Selemani) Gender and Competition in Matrilocal and Patrilocal Villages. National Science Foundation and University of Maryland, August-September 2011.

Uganda (Bukedea) “Evaluating the Feasibility of Introducing Malaria Diagnosis in the Private Sector.” Clinton Health Access Initiative and Harvard School of Public Health, with Jessica Cohen, June 2009-April 2010.

Tanzania (Bududa) “Markets for Cotton By-Products.” World Bank Development Prospects Group, with John Baffes. February 2009.

Uganda (Oyam and Bukedea) “Female Farmer Training and Agricultural Productivity.” World Bank Economics Research Group (dissertation), with Markus Goldstein, January 2009-April 2010.

personal field work

I frequently farm myself both internationally via Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WOOF) and as a farm lead for First Fruits Farm in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Nieva, Spain, WOOF Spain, Summer 2019

Cauterets (Hautes-Pyrénées), France, WOOF France, Summer 2017

Sainte Foy de Belves, Dordogne, France, WOOF France, Summer 2016

Gaspé, Quebec, Canada, Woof Canada, Summer 2007