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Christopher Barrett

Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor
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Chris Barrett’s fundamental research objective is to help reduce unnecessary human suffering manifest in ill health, malnutrition, poverty, vulnerability to manmade and natural disasters, and the degradation of the natural resources that support many poor people’s future well-being.

In addition to his affiliation with the Brooks School, Professor Barrett is the Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and an International Professor of Agriculture at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, as well as a senior faculty fellow of the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, all at Cornell University.

He is co-editor-in-chief of the journal Food Policy, and edits the Palgrave Macmillan book series Agricultural Economics and Food Policy. Professor Barrett won the US Agency for International Development Science and Technology Pioneers Prize, Grand Prize (2013).

Professor Barrett is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and the African Association of Agricultural Economists.

He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, a Master of Science from the University of Oxford and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


About Christopher Barrett