Sonia Akter

Sonika Akter is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. She earned her B.S.S. and M.S.S. in Economics from the University of Dhaka, M.A. in Economics from York University, and Ph.D. in Environmental Management and Development from Australian National University.

Professor Akter researches climate change mitigation and adaptation policy, agriculture and food security, gender equity, and women empowerment.

Representative Publications

Akter, Sonia, et al. “The influence of gender and product design on farmers’ preferences for weather-indexed crop insurance.” Global Environmental Change 38 (2016): 217-229.

Akter, Sonia, Jeff Bennett, and Michael B. Ward. “Climate change scepticism and public support for mitigation: Evidence from an Australian choice experiment.” Global Environmental Change 22.3 (2012): 736-745.

Akter, Sonia, et al. “Exploring the feasibility of private micro flood insurance provision in Bangladesh.” Disasters 35.2 (2011): 287-307.

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