Julian Dyer

Julian is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the University of Toronto, Canada, and has been a fellow with the Busara Centre for Behavioural Economics since 2015. Julian’s main academic interest is the application of behavioral economics to rural and agricultural development. Julian’s current research projects examine how farmers process climate information and make predictions about future shocks, and understanding how trust and attitudes evolve alongside property rights in rural Kenya. 

In addition to his research work Julian has extensive practical experience working with smallholder farmers, having worked since 2010 to develop agricultural processing micro-industries in western Kenya that allow farmers to access lucrative markets for high-value crops.

By Julian Dyer


Can Digital Savings Reduce Risks in Digital Credit?

An experiment in Tanzania suggests that offering savings and credit on the same mobile wallet can lead to more responsible borrowing.