Derek Headey



Senior Research Fellow

Derek Headey is a research fellow in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), where he joined as a postdoctoral fellow in 2008.

A development economist, his research encompasses a wide range of issues, including development strategies, agricultural development, poverty and nutrition, structural change, demography and development, rebuilding after emergencies, and the political economy of development. He has published in a variety of journals, including World Development, Journal of Development Studies, World Bank Research Observer, Population and Development Review, Agricultural Economics, Journal of International Development, and the Journal of International Political Economy. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Queensland in 2007, where he also did his undergraduate degrees in economics.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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