Report , News of 24 November 2015

Veronika Bertram-Hümmer receives the University Meets Microfinance Award

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Veronika Bertram-Hümmer, has been honored for her research with the University Meets Microfinance Award. The outstanding section of her doctoral dissertation was also published as a DIW Discussion Paper | PDF, 0.9 MB in collaboration with Kati Krähnert, Head of Development and Security. Their research demonstrates that an index-based weather insurance can help households in developing countries, such as Mongolia, to cope with the financial consequences of extreme weather changes.