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William Masters


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Professor
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Organization
Tufts University
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United States of America
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http://sites.tufts.edu/willmasters
Region of interest
Africa
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All
Fields of interest
Data analysis, Indicators for food security and nutrition, Modelling, Nutrition, Tools, methods, standards and best practices, Economics
Areas of expertise
Data analysis, Indicators for food security and nutrition, Modelling, Nutrition, Tools, methods, standards and best practices, Economics
Biography
Will Masters is a Professor in the Friedman School of Nutrition at Tufts University, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Economics. His research focuses on the economics of agriculture, food and nutrition in rural Africa. From 2011 to 2014 he served as chair of the Friedman School’s Department of Food and Nutrition Policy, and before coming to Tufts was a faculty member in Agricultural Economics at Purdue University (1991-2010), and also at the University of Zimbabwe (1989-90), Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (2000) and Columbia University (2003-04). Recent publications include “Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health in Global Development”, in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, “Disease Control, Demographic Change and Institutional Development in Africa” in Journal of Development Economics, as well as an undergraduate textbook co-authored with George Norton and Jeff Alwang, Economics of Agricultural Development (Routledge, 3rd ed. 2014). From 2006 through 2011 he edited Agricultural Economics, the journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists. In 2010 he was named an International Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists, and he has been awarded both the Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis (2013) and the Publication of Enduring Quality Award (2014) from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). Details are available online at: http://sites.tufts.edu/willmasters.
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24 Mar 2015
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