Manuel Hernandez joined IFPRI in July 2009 as a Postdoctoral Fellow and was promoted to Research Fellow in 2012. He received his PhD in Economics from Texas A&M University in August 2009. 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 organizations, impact evaluation, labor markets, and the informal economy. His current research interests lie in the areas of oligopoly markets, risk scoring, impact evaluation, and price analysis.
Manuel Hernandez has been recipient of:
- 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.