Betina Dimaranan joined the Markets, Trade and Institutions Division at IFPRI as a Research Fellow in July 2007. She is a member of the Globalization and Markets team and currently conducts research on global trade modeling, multilateral and regional trade agreements, and on the impacts of biofuels policies on developing countries. Her previous research include projections on Asia-Pacific food and agricultural markets, corn and livestock markets in the Philippines, reform of OECD domestic agricultural support, WTO accession of China and Vietnam, and rapid growth of China and India. Before joining IFPRI, Betina was a Research Economist and the Database Administrator at the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) in Purdue University. She has also worked at the International Rice Research Institute and as a consultant with the World Bank.
Betina received a B.S. in Agribusiness from the University of the Philippines at Los Baños, an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University.