Christopher B. Barrett is the 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, where he is also professor of economics and deputy dean of the College of Business.

He conducts research in international development, environmental and resource economics, international trade, markets and price analysis, agricultural production and distribution, and applied econometrics, considering 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. He holds a dual PhD in economics and agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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February 23 to February 24
2018 Human Development Conference
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February 23
The Curious Case of Political Liberalization: A Step to Democratization or an Authoritarian Survival Strategy?
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February 26
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February 26
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February 26
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