Christopher B. Barrett

Christopher B. Barrett

  • Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Food Policy

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Faculty Expertise

  • Applied Economics
  • International and Development Economics and Policy
  • Food and Agricultural Economics
  • Environmental, Energy and Resource Economics and Policy
  • Emerging Markets


Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management


Cornell Directory Entry


Chris Barrett is Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and an international professor of agriculture at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, as well as a professor in the Departments of Economics and of Global Development, and a fellow of the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability, all at Cornell University. He is co-editor-in-chief of the journal Food Policy, edits the Palgrave Macmillan book series Agricultural Economics and Food Policy, and co-edits the Elsevier Handbook of Agricultural Economics, volumes 5 and 6. He has won several university, national, and international awards for teaching, research and public outreach, and is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and the African Association of Agricultural Economists.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • USAID Science and Technology Pioneers Prize, Grand Prize winner (2013) US Agency for International Development
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award for ten or more years’ experience (2017)

Recent Courses

  • AEM 2000 - Contemporary Controversies in the Global Economy
  • AEM 7650/ECON 7650 - Development Microeconomics Graduate Research Seminar

Academic Degrees

  • PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1994
  • MS University of Oxford, 1985
  • BA Princeton University, 1984