Timothy Thomas
Senior Research Staff



Research Fellow

Tim worked as an economist/consultant for 10 years at the World Bank before joining IFPRI in March 2010. His primary research was with land use and land use change, principally as it resulted in tropical deforestation. Other areas of research included economic impact of urban areas on associated rural areas; the impact of weather related shocks on household well-being; and spatial interpolation of data. Tim has been using GIS for 10 years, and is interested in all sorts of spatial, geographical, and locational issues in the study of economic development.