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IAD Seminar: The Uneven Transformation of Rural Africa: Myths, Facts, and Pressing Needs (Chris Barrett)

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Uris Hall, G08
Central Campus

Chris Barrett is Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and an International Professor of Agriculture, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, as well as a Professor in the Department of Economics and a Fellow of the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future and Dean of Academic Affairs at the College of Business, all at Cornell University. He has won international awards for teaching, research and public outreach, and he is an elected Fellow of both the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and the African Association of Agricultural Economists. He holds degrees from Princeton (A.B. 1984), Oxford (M.S. 1985) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (dual Ph.D. 1994). Prof. Barrett’s research investigates poverty, hunger, food security, economic policy, and the structural transformation of low-income societies; as well as the interrelationship between these issues and environmental stress in developing countries. He has published ten books and more than 200 journal articles and book chapters. He has been principal investigator or co-PI on research grants from the National Science Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Rockefeller Foundation, USAID and other sponsors. He has served as editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, and presently serves in an editorial capacity for the African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, the Egerton (Kenya) Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, the Journal of African Economies, the Journal of Development Studies and World Development.

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Institute for African Development, Global Cornell, Sustainability






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Christopher Barrett, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor, Applied Economics and Management; International Professor of Agriculture

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