Benedito Cunguara

Benedito Cunguara

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Research Associate International Development

Rm 219.Justin S Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039

Contact in Mozambique: Instituto de Investigacao Agraria de Mocambique (IIAM) Av. FPLM n. 2698, Edificio da Botanica, 1 Andar Esquerdo Maputo, Mozambique. Phone 258 21 462 222 e-mail


Ph.D., BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
M.S., Michigan State University
B.Sc., Universidade Eduardo Mondlane

Benedito Cunguara joined the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Food Security Group, in July 2011. Prior to joining MSU, he worked for the Ministry of Agriculture as an agricultural policy analyst in the period 2003-2005. He also worked as a research fellow for the Center for Development Research (based in Vienna, Austria) and for the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, CIAT (based in Harare, Zimbabwe).

His recent research has covered impact assessment methods, censored regressions, and poverty reduction in Mozambique. Prior to the completion of his PhD, he also worked as an independent consultant and received an internship with the University of Copenhagen assisting the Policy Analysis Unit of the Ministry of Planning and Development in Mozambique.

Professional Interests

  • Analysis of survey data;
  • Econometric modeling;
  • Identification of constraints to poverty reduction in developing countries.