KURT WALDMAN is a postdoctoral research associate focusing on agricultural decision-making under the NSF funded Water, Sustainability and Climate program. Kurt is an applied economist who uses consumer acceptance and preference elicitation tools such as experimental auctions and choice experiments to better understand the relationship of peoples’ preferences to environmental sustainability. Most recently his research has focused on using experimental methods to understand consumer acceptance and adoption of sustainable agricultural technologies in Africa. His current research involves experiments with smallholder farmers in Kenya and Zambia related to vulnerability, adaptive capacity, perceptions, environmental decision-making, risk and uncertainty in agricultural contexts. Kurt earned an MS in Applied Economics from Cornell University and a PhD in Food and Agricultural Policy from Michigan State University.