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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences - Department of Agricultural Economics

Dr. Zhiwei Shen

Zhiwei Shen
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Department of Agricultural Economics
Farm Management Group
Philippstr. 13, House 12 A
D-10115 Berlin

 

E-Mail: shenzhiw(at)agrar.hu-berlin.de

Phone: +49 (0)30 2093 46834
Fax:    +49 (0)30 2093 46841



Education

PhD in Agricultural Economics (Dr. rer. agr.), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (09/2014)
Dissertation: "Challenges of Index-based Insurance in Agriculture"

M.Sc. Economics and Management of Agriculture, Sichuan Agricultural University, China

 

Professional experience

2009 - 2014: Research associate at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Department of Agricultural Economics, Farm Management Group)

Since 2012: Member of Collaborative Research Center 649 “Economic Risk“

Since 2014: Postdoctoral Researcher at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Department of Agricultural Economics, Farm Management Group)


Research Areas
  • Rural Development
  • Climate risk management and weather insurance

Research

Publications
  • Helbing, G., Shen, Z., Odening, M., Ritter, M. (2017): Estimating location values of agricultural land. SFB 649 Discussion Paper 2017-002. http://sfb649.wiwi.hu-berlin.de/papers/pdf/SFB649DP2017-002.pdf.
  • Shen, Z., Odening, M., Okhrin, O. (2016): Adaptive local parametric estimation of crop yields: Implication for crop insurance ratemaking. Paper presented at the 156th EAAE Seminar ‘Prospects for agricultural insurance in Europe’, Wageningen, Netherlands, October 3-4, 2016. http://purl.umn.edu/249984.
  • Shen, Z., Odening, M., Okhrin, O. (2016): Can expert knowledge compensate for data scarcity in crop insurance pricing? European Review of Agricultural Economics 43(2): 237-269. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/erae/jbv015 .
  • Shen, Z., Ritter, M. (2016): Forecasting volatility of wind power production. Applied Energy 176: 295-308. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.05.071 .
  • Osipenko, M., Shen, Z., Odening, M. (2015): Is there a demand for multi-year crop insurance? Agricultural Finance Review 75(1): 92-102. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AFR-12-2014-0043 .
  • Ritter, M., Shen, Z., López Cabrera, B., Odening, M., Deckert, L. (2015): Designing an Index for Assessing Wind Energy Potential. Renewable Energy 83: 416-424. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2015.04.038 .
  • Ritter, M., Shen, Z., López Cabrera, B., Odening, M., Deckert, L. (2015): A new approach to assess wind energy potential. Energy Procedia 75: 671–676. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.07.485 .
  • Shen, Z., Ritter, M. (2015): Forecasting volatility of wind power production. SFB Discussion Paper 2015-026. http://sfb649.wiwi.hu-berlin.de/papers/pdf/SFB649DP2015-026.pdf
  • Odening, M., Shen, Z. (2014): Challenges of Insuring Weather Risk in Agriculture. Agricultural Finance Review 74(2):188-199. DOI: 10.1108/AFR-11-2013-0039 .
  • Osipenko, M., Shen, Z., Odening, M. (2014): Is there a demand for multi-year crop insurance? SFB 649 Discussion Paper 2014-025. http://sfb649.wiwi.hu-berlin.de/papers/pdf/SFB649DP2014-025.pdf.
  • Ritter, M., Shen, Z., López Cabrera, B., Odening, M., Deckert, L. (2014): Designing an Index for Assessing Wind Energy Potential. SFB 649 Discussion Paper 2014-052. http://sfb649.wiwi.hu-berlin.de/papers/pdf/SFB649DP2014-052.pdf.
  • Shen, Z., Odening, M., Okhrin, O. (2013): Can expert knowledge compensate for data scarcity in crop insurance pricing? Selected paper AAEA Annual Meeting 2013, Washington D.C. http://purl.umn.edu/149431.
  • Shen, Z., Odening, M. (2012): Coping with Systemic Risk in Index-based Crop Insurance. Agricultural Economics.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1574-0862.2012.00625.x/pdf.
  • Shen, Z., Odening, M. (2012): Coping with Systemic Risk in Index-based Crop Insurance. 123rd EAAE Seminar "Price Volatility and Farm Income Stabilisation Modelling outcomes and assessing market and policy based responses", February 23-24, 2012, Dublin Ireland, http://purl.umn.edu/122555.
  • Zhiwei Shen, Yuansheng Jiang (2008): Determinants of the rural Residents’ health and medical expenditures in West China, Agricultural Technology and Economics, 2008 (6) (in Chinese).
  • Zhiwei Shen,Yuansheng Jiang (2008): The dilemma and countermeasures of rural workers medical security—based on surveys in Chengdu, Sichuan, Journal of Rural Economy, 2008 (1) (in Chinese).