James Warner joined IFPRI in October 2013 as a Research Coordinator based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He directs the REAP(Research for Ethiopia’s Agricultural Policy) project, which provides both analytical support and capacity building to partners including the Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA). Before joining IFPRI, James worked extensively in eastern and southern Africa as both an academic and economic policy consultant. More specifically, he has lectured at four African universities and worked for a variety international development projects/institutions, including the Centre for the Study of African Economies, Orgut (a Swedish development firm), Harvard University, and UNICEF. In addition, he is a tenured associate professor of economics at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. His education includes a PhD from the University of Utah, Master’s degrees from the University of New Hampshire and University of California - Riverside, and an undergraduate degree from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.