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
Fellow, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
Distinguished Fellow, African Association of Agricultural Economists

Selected Publications
Dillon, Brian M., and Christopher B. Barrett. “Global Oil Prices and Local Food Prices: Evidence from East Africa.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 98, no. 1 (2015): 1-18.​

Barrett, Christopher B., and Leah E. M. Bevis. “The Self-Reinforcing Feedback between Low Soil Fertility and Chronic Poverty.” Nature Geoscience 8 (2015): 907-912.

Cornell Research Website Article
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