Prof. Christopher Barrett Cornell University, USA

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Biography

Chris Barrett is the Deputy Dean and Dean of Academic Affairs of the College of Business, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and an International Professor of Agriculture, all at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, as well as a... read moreProfessor in the Department of Economics and a Fellow of the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, all at Cornell University.
He joined the Cornell faculty in 1998 after four years on faculty at Utah State University and earning degrees from Princeton (A.B., History, 1984), Oxford (M.S., Development Economics, 1985) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (dual Ph.D., Economics and Agricultural Economics, 1994). Professor Barrett has published or in press 15 books and more than 280 journal articles or book chapters, that have collectively been cited more than 21,000 times.
He has been principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on more than $30 million in extramural research grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the National Science Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Rockefeller Foundation, USAID, and various other corporate, foundation, government agency and nongovernmental organization sponsors.
He has won several university, national and international awards for teaching, research and public outreach, and is an elected Fellow of both of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and of the African Association of Agricultural Economists.