Chris Barrett: Stimulating Agricultural and Rural Transformation in the Low-Income Tropics

Seminar on International Planning

Chris Barrett is the Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management and International Professor of Agriculture at Cornell University. He also serves as the associate director for economic development programs at the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future and as the director of the Cornell Institute for International Food, Agriculture, and Development’s initiative on stimulating agricultural and rural transformation. He holds degrees from Princeton University (A.B. 1984), Oxford (M.S. 1985) and a dual doctorate from University of Wisconsin–Madison. Barrett worked as a staff economist with the Institute for International Finance in Washington, DC in the 1980s. At Cornell, he teaches an undergraduate and graduate students. Barrett’s research focuses on poverty, hunger, food security, economic policy, and the structural transformation of low-income societies. Barrett has published or has in press 10 books and more than 190 journal articles and book chapters. He has been principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on more than $18 million in extramural research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Rockefeller Foundation, USAID, and other sponsors. He is an associate editor or editorial board member of the African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, the Journal of African Economies and World Development.

Cosponsored by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies