Brian Dillon

Brian Dillon

Assistant Professor

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Faculty Expertise

  • Development Economics
  • Applied Econometrics


Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
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Brian Dillon is the Assistant Professor of Development Economics and Applied Econometrics in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University.

Dillon's research focuses on agricultural development, seasonality, market integration, labor, and the emergence of new markets. He works primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa, though he has lived and worked in Guatemala, Vietnam, and Tanzania. His empirical research uses a range of methods, including RCTs, estimation of structural models, time series analysis, and evaluation of natural experiments.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D Cornell University, 2011
  • MA Cornell University, 2009
  • M.Phil University of Cambridge, 2005
  • BS Loyola University Chicago, 2000
  • BA Loyola University Chicago, 2000