Caitlin Herrington

Caitlin Herrington

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PhD Student
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics


B.S., North Carolina State University
M.S., Kansas State University

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Major Professor: Dr. David Ortega and Dr. Mywish Maredia

Area of Specialization: International Development, Behavioral Economics, Experiments, Food Security, Technology Adoption, Food Policy

Job Market Paper: Does Bid Quantity Matter? Results and Implications from a Field Experiment in Rural Zimbabwe

Expect Graduation Date: Spring 2024

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Caitlin Herrington joined the AFRE PhD program in the fall of 2019. Her research is focused in international development and food and agricultural economics and she is working with Dr. Mywish Maredia and Dr. David Ortega. Prior to joining AFRE, Caitlin spent five years working as a research analyst with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), based in Washington, DC, in the HarvestPlus Program carrying out economic analyses related to biofortification. Caitlin’s professional experience also includes working as a research and evaluation associate in agricultural finance at Opportunity International, a global microfinance institution based in Chicago, IL. She holds an M.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University and B.S. degrees in Plant Biology and Agricultural Business Management from North Carolina State University. Caitlin has field experience in several African and Asian countries.