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

Cornell Directory Entry


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.

Recent Courses

  • AEM 6120 - Applied Econometrics
  • AEM 4970 - Individual Study in Applied Economics and Management
  • AEM 7620/ECON 7660 - Microeconomics of International Development
  • AEM 4980 - Supervised Teaching Experience
  • AEM 4940 - Undergraduate Special Topics in Applied Economics and Management

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Cornell University, 2011
  • MA Cornell University, 2009
  • PhM University of Cambridge, 2005
  • BS Loyola University, Chicago, 2000
  • BA Loyola University, Chicago, 2000