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

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.


(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?


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

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

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