I am an actuary and economist who works at the U.K. Government Actuary's Department, primarily on insurance and risk finance for developing countries.  Before this I spent eight years with the World Bank-GFDRR Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program, and six years lecturing actuarial science and financial contracting in developing countries at the University of Oxford. I have worked with some forty developing country governments to design and implement financial solutions on sovereign disaster risk financing, property catastrophe risk insurance, agricultural insurance, and disaster-linked social protection, in close collaboration with the private insurance and reinsurance industry.

I have published papers in a range of peer reviewed academic journals including the American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, and the Journal of Development Economics, and have recently written a book with Stefan Dercon entitled Dull Disasters? How planning ahead will make a difference (Oxford University Press).

I have a first class degree from Cambridge University in Mathematics in Computer Science and a D.Phil. in Economics from the University of Oxford, and am a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.


My research is on financial contracting in developing countries, with strong links to development economics, decision under uncertainty, financial theory and actuarial science.

Co-authors for academic work include Stefan Dercon, Dermot Grenham, Gautam Kalani, Neha Kumar, Oliver Mahul, Kolli N. Rao, Ruth Vargas-Hill and Niraj Verma.

You can find my research here.

Twitter: @danieljclarke2