Nicolas Gatti

PhD Student

“I am interested in climate change impacts on civil conflict and food insecurity. My current work focuses on studying the mechanisms through which weather shocks affect civil conflict in Indonesia and the Philippines. I am also part of a project looking at productive efficiency in agriculture production in Zambia.”

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Pablo Ordoñez

PhD Student

“I am interested in Environmental and Development economics. My current work focuses on deforestation, specifically looking at the adoption of conservation programs and its effects in Mexico and at the environmental and development consequences of illegal coca markets in Colombia. More generally, I am interested in studying how public policies impact poverty and the environment.”

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Armand Dagbegnon Tossou

PhD Student

“I am interested in Development and Household Economics. My current work focuses on investigating the impact on maize yields of giving voucher vs. physical input agricultural subsidies to Zambian smallholders. I am also involved in the impact evaluation of a randomized irrigation project in Haiti as well as the adoption study of a rice production technology in West Africa (Benin in particular).”

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Yujun Zhou

PhD Student 

“My interest lies in the application of causal inference and machine learning methods in Development Economics and Trade. My current research aims to build a prediction model of household level food security in Sub-Saharan Africa using spatially and temporally rich data.”

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Patrese Nicole Anderson

PhD Student

“I am interested in Development Economics, specifically I focus on issues related to international food security, labor, and migration. I am currently part of a large multidisciplinary research team evaluating the effects of drought hazards in subsistence agriculture in Zambia, a rapidly developing and agriculturally dependent sub-Saharan African country.”

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Protensia Hadunka

PhD Student

“I am interested in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. My current work focuses on looking at the effects of the FISP Program on Charcoal productions and/marketing in Zambia. I am also part of the team that is currently doing a systematic review of Agroforestry studies that have been all over the world and mapping the studies to understand the study gaps.”

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Gowthami Venkateshwaran

PhD Student

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Paavani Sachdeva

PhD Student

“I am interested in Environmental and Resource Economics and the interaction between policy, ecology and social welfare. My current work focuses on historical causes, trends and impact of food insecurity in India.”

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Joseph L Murray

Masters Student

“My interests are in International Development Economics. I am currently working to gather food security and price information in the Sahel region. Also, I have been assisting the systematic review for producing an Evidence Gap Map (EGM) regarding agroforestry. This EGM will provide a consolidated source of confirmed benefits that such systems have on production, prices, environmental well-being, and human well-being.”

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Adam Kurczewski

Masters Student

“I am interested in Behavioral and Development Economics. Currently, I am pursuing research that focuses on the role decision making plays in persistent poverty circumstances in rural Kenya.  Specifically, I am part of a team interested in how aspirations are formed and their role in the decision to pursue productive investments.”  

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Tess Lallemant

Masters Student

“I have been focusing my studies and research on trade and its influence on food security and poverty. I am particularly interested in exploring how trade policies mitigate the impact of climate change on food security.”

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