Daniel Holod

Daniel Holod ’18
College of Arts and Sciences

Daniel Holod is a senior majoring in Economics while minoring in Climate Change. He is mainly interested in understanding people’s behavior regarding sustainability and climate change. His Honors Thesis looks at the determinants of adopting climate-smart agriculture (CSA) for cocoa farmers in South Sumatra. Daniel spent this past summer in Vietnam and Indonesia in collaboration with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture for his thesis research. There he constructed and conducted cost-benefit analysis interviews, and focus-group discussions on the constraints to climate mitigation in Lampung, Indonesia, as well as assisted in capacity-building with the local government regarding CBA modeling. His summer work will be incorporated into his final thesis paper. Daniel is the captain of the Men’s Heavyweight Rowing team at Cornell. At COP23, Daniel hopes to learn of the implications of CSA policy-making decisions, and the dynamics of environmental economic research at the international policy level.