I’m a development economist and a senior research fellow in the Development Strategy and Governance (DSG) Division at the International Food Policy Institute (IFPRI) and a research fellow at the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER). I serve as an associate editor at Economics & Human Biology.
Through my research, I seek to understand how to sustainably improve nutrition and food security outcomes in low-income countries. Thematically, this work sits at the intersection of development, health and agricultural economics. I've done extensive work in areas of social protection, agriculture-nutrition linkages, food systems, value chains and food markets. Most of my research focuses on Ethiopia and is based on statistical analyses of primary data from large-scale household surveys or randomized controlled trials.