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I am a Senior Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), where he has worked since 2008. A development economist, my research currently focuses on agricultural development and nutrition, although I have also worked on food security and poverty reduction issues. I have published in a variety of journals in economics, development, agriculture and public health, including World Bank Economic Review, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), World Development, World Bank Research Observer, Population and Development Review, PLOS One, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and many others. I also coauthored a widely cited book on the global food crisis with Shenggen Fan, and a number of journal articles on the cause and consequences of higher food prices. I received my PhD in Economics from the University of Queensland in 2008.


  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow, CGIAR System Organization


  • 2007 
    The University of Queensland, PhD Economics