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1988 …2020

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Associate Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Fellow at the Tinbergen Institute, The Netherlands. Phd in Economics from VU University.

Positions at Universiteit van Amsterdam, Centraal Planbureau and Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (SEOR), all in the Netherlands. Consultancies for international organizations (WorldBank, FAO, EU, Common Fund, etc) and national governments, in India, Bangladesh, Malawi,  Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, Kenya, Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana.

Research

(i) Productivity, (ii) price and production risk, (iii) market access & transaction costs, (iv) domestic trade and (v) food security in developing country agriculture, with a geographical focus on Sub-Sahara Africa. What drives subsistence farming and how to enhance transitions to commercial farming?

Teaching

BSc: International Trade, Exchange Rates and Stabilization Policy, Fundamentals of Macro Economics, Growth theory.
MSc / PhD: Development Economics

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