The Kellogg Institute for International Studies presents “Development Resilience: Theory, Measurement, and Implications,” a lecture by Christopher B. Barrett.
Barrett is the David J. Nolan Director, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and International Professor of Agriculture at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. He is also a professor of economics and a fellow in the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.
Barrett teaches and conducts research in international development, environmental and resource economics, international trade, markets and price analysis, agricultural production and distribution, and applied econometrics. In his research, he considers three interrelated areas: poverty, hunger, food security, economic policy, and the structural transformation of low-income societies; issues of individual and market behavior under risk and uncertainty; and the interrelationship between poverty, food security, and environmental stress in developing areas.
Extensively published, Barrett edits the Palgrave Macmillan book series Agricultural Economics and Food Policy and has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals. He holds a dual Ph.D. in economics and agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.