David Mather

David Mather

matherda@msu.edu
Telephone: 517 449 9694
Telephone: 517-355-4563

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Assistant Professor, International Development


Location:

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
446 West Circle Drive, Room 202
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039

Degree:

Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.S., Michigan State University
B.A.,The University of the South


David Mather is a fixed-term assistant professor of International Development in AFRE, associated with the Food Security Group.  His research focuses on rural development and food policy issues in Sub-Saharan Africa and Central America.  Prior to his graduate studies, he worked at Development Alternatives Inc in Bethesda MD, the Center for Agricultural Export Development at the University of Kentucky, and as an English teacher in Madrid, Spain.  He is currently working on Guiding Investments in Sustainable Agricultural Intensification in Africa - GISAIA

Professional Interests

  • Rural poverty reduction strategies
  • Agricultural productivity growth and impact assessment of agricultural R&D
  • Smallholder participation in agricultural input and output markets
  • The role of government in agricultural input and output markets
  • Understanding the effects of HIV/AIDS on rural livelihoods, poverty, and child schooling and implications for rural development strategies

 

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