Paul Winters is the Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Global Affairs in Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs. His research and teaching focus on rural poverty and food insecurity and the evaluation of policies and programs designed to address these issues. He also is the director of the sustainable development concentration for the Master of Global Affairs program. The concentration is overseen by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. He has been a Kellogg Institute faculty fellow since 2021.

Prior to joining the Keough School, Winters was the associate vice-president, Strategy and Knowledge Department and director of the Research and Impact Assessment Division at the International Fund for Agricultural Development in Rome. From 2004-2015, he was a professor in the Department of Economics at American University in Washington, DC where he taught courses on impact evaluation, development economics and environmental economics. Before American University, he worked at the International Potato Center in Lima, Peru, the University of New England in Australia, and the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC.

Winters has published numerous journal articles and working papers in the areas of rural poverty and food insecurity, rural development, small-scale agriculture, inclusive and sustainable food systems, agricultural data, impact evaluation, migration and social protection programs. He holds a PhD in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California at Berkeley and an MA in economics from the University of California at San Diego.


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