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I am an Associate Professor at The Marxe School of Public and International AffairsBaruch CollegeCity University of New York (CUNY)

I am a development economist who tries to understand factors and inform policies related to poverty and development, with an emphasis focus on food insecurity and malnutrition. My research areas include food security and nutrition, food price shocks, household coping mechanisms, conflict and instability, governance, and international trade.

After receiving my Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA, I was a research economist at the Economic Research Service (ERS), U.S. Department of Agriculture. I also worked as a consultant for the World Bank, served as an adjunct professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and was a visiting fellow at the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University (NYU). Prior to my graduate studies, I was a small enterprise development volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Dakar (Yoff), Senegal. I received a B.S. in Finance and Economics from the Stern School of Business at NYU, summa cum laude, and an M.A. in Economics from UCLA.

If you want to learn more about why I do what I do, check out my faculty profile.  

Finally, check out my CV below. Thanks for visiting.


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Anna D'Souza,
Jun 19, 2017, 7:41 PM