Kurt Waldman

Kurt Waldman

Assistant Professor, Geography


  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2014
  • M.S., Cornell University, 2009


  • Agricultural and environmental decision making
  • Behavioral science and food security
  • Consumer preferences and food policy
  • Food system sustainability


  • G208: Human/Environment Interactions
  • G478/578: Global Change, Food and Farming Systems

Representative publications

  • Waldman, K. B., Todd, P. M., Omar, S., Blekking, J., Giroux, S. A., Attari, S. Z., Baylis, K., & Evans, T. P. (2020). Agricultural decision making and climate uncertainty in developing countries. Environmental Research Letters, 15(11), 113004. https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/abb909
  • Waldman, K.B., Attari, S.Z., Gower, D.B., Giroux, S.A., Caylor, K.K., Evans, T.P., (2019). The salience of climate change in farmer decision-making within smallholder semi-arid agroecosystems. Climatic Change 156, 527–543. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-019-02498-3
  • Waldman, K.B., Vergopolan, N., Estes, L.D., Attari, S.Z, Sheffield, J., Caylor, K.K., and Evans, T.P. (2019). Cognitive biases about climate variability in smallholder farming systems in Zambia. Weather, Climate and Society, 11, 369-383. https://doi.org/10.1175/WCAS-D-18-0050.1 
  • Waldman, K. B. and Kerr, J. M. (2018). The effect of safety information on consumer willingness to pay for pasteurized cheese. Food Quality and Preference, 64, 56-65.
  • Waldman, K.B., Blekking, J.P., Attari, S.Z., Evans, T.P. (2017). Perceptions of climate variability and seed choice among smallholder farmers. Global Environmental Change, 47, 51-63.
  • Waldman, K. B., Ortega, D. L., Richardson, R.B., and Snapp, S.S. (2017). Estimating demand for perennial pigeon pea in Malawi using choice experiments. Ecological Economics, 131, 222–230.
  • Waldman, K. B., Ortega, D. L., Richardson, R.B., Clay, D.C., and Snapp, S.S. (2016). Preferences for legume attributes in maize-legume cropping systems in Malawi. Food Security, 8(6), 1087–1099.
  • Waldman, K. B. and Kerr, J. M. (2015). Is Food and Drug Administration policy governing artisan cheese consistent with consumers’ preferences? Food Policy, 55, 71-80.
  • Waldman, K. B., Kerr, J. M. and Isaacs, K. B. (2014). Combining participatory crop trials and experimental auctions to estimate farmer preferences for improved common bean in Rwanda, Food Policy, 46, 183 - 192.
  • Waldman, K. B. and Kerr, J. M. (2014). Limitations of certification and supply chain standards for environmental protection in commodity crop production. Annual Review of Resource Economics, 6(1).