Christopher B. Barrett

Stephen B. & Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management
Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences/SC Johnson College of Business

Contact Information

301G Warren Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-4489

Christopher B. Barrett

Stephen B. & Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management
Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences/SC Johnson College of Business

Expertise
Agricultural and development economics; food security; sustainability

Current Research Interest
Dynamics of poverty, malnutrition and wellbeing; causes of food insecurity and effective policy and program responses; policy, technological change and the structural transformation of low-income societies; individual and market behavior under risk and uncertainty; interrelationship between poverty, food insecurity and environmental stress in developing areas

Distinction
Cornell University Graduate and Professional Student Assembly Award for Excellence in the Teaching, Advising, and Mentoring of Graduate and Professional Students
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Fellow
African Association of Agricultural Economists Distinguished Fellow
USAID Board for International Food and Agricultural Development Award for Scientific Excellence

Selected Publications
Barrett, Christopher B., Michael R. Carter and Jean-Paul Chavas, eds. The Economics of Poverty Traps. Chicago: University of Chicago Press and National Bureau of Economic Research, 2018.

Jensen, Nathan D., Christopher B. Barrett, and Andrew G. Mude. “Cash Transfers and Index Insurance: A Comparative Impact Analysis from Northern Kenya.” Journal of Development Economics, 129 (2017): 14-28.

Cornell Research Website Article
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