Institution: University of California, USA
Alain de Janvry was educated in Paris (agronomy and economics) and the University of California at Berkeley (MA in statistics and Ph.D. in agricultural economics). He developed his professional career as a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California at Berkeley. He served as a Ford Foundation project specialist and/or advisor in Argentina (3 years), Chile (1 year), and Colombia (6 months). He has done major consultancies with: Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, Inter-American Foundation, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Labor Office, United Nations Development Program, Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research and Technical Advisory Committee, International Food Policy Research Institute, Agricultural Development Council, Title XII Programs in Morocco and Pakistan, Plan Sierra in the Dominican Republic, U. S. Agency for International Development, Sigma One Corporation. He is a fellow of the American Agricultural Economic Association. His research deals with the role of agriculture in economic development, structural adjustment and agriculture, rural development, the economics and politics of technological innovations, household behavior, and agrarian institutions. Countries of major research focus are Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Morocco, Egypt, and India.
Title: "Poverty: An overview and causalities."
Theme: Key 1
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