I'm currently a Doctoral Student in Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky since Fall 2012. I hold a BSc. and a MSc. in Mathematics from the University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin) in 2006 and a Statistician-Economist Engineer Diploma (MSc) from the Sub-Regional Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (ISSEA - Cameroon).
My research interests range from micro-econometrics applied to agricultural issues to macro-econometrics of international development. I'm particularly interested in the welfare assessment and food security impact of agricultural research, agricultural technologies and policies across the all value chain actors. I'm also have a growing in international trade, agricultural markets and institutions analysis and more broadly development economics.
Since August 2012, I'm a Research Assistant in the Department of Agricultural Economics of the University of Kentucky. From January 2010 to July, 2012 I worked with the AfricaRice center as research assistant in Program 3 on Policy, Innovation Systems and Impact Assessment. At this position, I conducted ex-ante and ex-post impact assessment studies of rice technologies, rice research and policies in Africa with focus on productivity, poverty and food security impact. From September 2009 to January 2010, i work for the Benin National Institute of Statistics and Economics Analysis where analyze the structure and the trend of the Benin trade for 2007.
I also have various consultancy experiences with UNCTAD (Virtual Institute); the African Economic Research Consortium, the Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy / World Bank, Benin National Institute of Statistics and Economics Analysis (INSAE), etc.