Agricultural Economist at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) since 2005. His research topics are development, economic growth and growth linkages and poverty, agricultural productivity and trade. He has also worked in international trade of livestock and livestock products and sanitary measures affecting trade and their impact on domestic markets, smallholder producers and poverty.
Alejandro received his B.S. degree in Agronomy (1987) and a M.S. in International Economics from the Universidad de la Republica in Uruguay. He recieved his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics (specialties: trade and production) from Purdue University in 2001. After obtaining his degree he worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Agricultural Economic Department at Purdue. In 2002 he moved to Africa where he worked for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Ethiopia and Kenya. In 2005 Alejandro joined IFPRI in Washington DC, USA.