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Mulubrhan Amare is a research fellow in the Development Strategy and Governance Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

He is a quantitative development micro-economist, who has considerable experience in the analysis of household survey datasets in several countries in Africa and Southeast Asia. His research focuses on the impact programs, rural institutions and agricultural transformation, poverty and livelihood diversification, and migration and development. He investigated the impact of agricultural productivity and migration on welfare distribution and rural development. His current work examines the study of determinants of chronic child malnutrition in Nigeria as well as on linkages between income diversification and agricultural productivity in Africa South of the Sahara countries. Prior to joining IFPRI, he was a Postdoc Research Fellow at the Partnership for Economic Policy, Nairobi, Kenya. Amare received his PhD in economics with a focus on development and agricultural economics, from Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany in 2015.


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    Research fellow, The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)