I work as an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Arizona. I earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Public Administration in Development Practice from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University.
As an applied economist, my research interests are in topics in development economics that intersect with the economics of education, health, and environmental economics. Broadly, my research quantifies the effect of shocks, stresses, public policy, and programs on welfare, human capital development, and firms in developing countries, especially those in Africa.
At heart, I am a reflective practitioner whose work integrates over a decade of experience working in policy-adjacent roles in developing counties with academic rigor to inform policy, programs, and praxis to improve the lives of real people.
Outside work, I love to travel, read biographies, visit museums, and talk to strangers.
You can find a recent version of my CV here.
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Email: olurotimi (at) arizona.edu