Hello and Welcome to my web page
I'm Didier Alia, a PhD Candidate and Graduate Student Researcher in Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky.
I hold a BSc and a MSc in Mathematics from the University of Abomey-Calavi and a Statistician-Economist Engineer Diploma (MSc) from the Sub-Regional Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (ISSEA).
My ongoing dissertation analyses input Intensification, urbanization, and the transformation of African agriculture and rural spaces. I'm also working on various projects related to the determinants and impacts of the adoption of agricultural technologies, the trade effects of agricultural and food standards, and agricultural markets integration.
From June 2014 to June 2015, I was a Young International Fellow at the European Centre for Development Policy Management in Maastricht, Netherlands where I worked on Policy Coherence for Development and Food Security.
Before starting my graduate program, I previously worked as Statistician-Economist at AfricaRice conducting research on the ex-ante and ex-post impacts of rice research, technologies, and policies in Africa.
I also have consultancy experiences with the UNCTAD Virtual Institute, the African Economic Research Consortium, the Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy, and the Benin's National Institute of Statistics and Economics Analysis (INSAE).