Manuel Hernandez joined IFPRI in July 2009. He received his PhD in Economics from Texas A&M University. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Universidad del Pacifico in Lima, Peru. Prior to starting his graduate studies, he worked for more than four years in different research institutes in Peru, including the Research Center of the Universidad del Pacifico (CIUP) and the Group of Analysis for Development (GRADE). He has been involved in several research projects on small and medium enterprises, industrial organization, impact evaluation, labor markets, and the informal economy. His current research interests lie in the areas of oligopoly markets, price analysis, risk scoring and impact evaluation.
Manuel Hernandez has been recipient of:
- 2014 Wageningen Social Sciences Publication Award for “Do energy prices stimulate food price volatility? Examining volatility transmission between US oil, ethanol and corn markets,” coauthored with Cornelis Gardebroek.
- Graduate Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Economics, Texas A&M University, 2008.
- Maurice Fellowship, Excellence in Graduate Studies, Texas A&M University, Summer 2008.
- Fulbright Scholarship for graduate studies 2004 – 2006, Lima, Peru