Dan Gilligan joined IFPRI as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2002 and is now a Senior Research Fellow in IFPRI’s Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division. His research addresses the economics of household investments in childhood education and nutrition in developing countries, as well as the impact and cost-effectiveness of social protection and food aid programs. Much of his research is based on experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations of large scale social programs.
A U.S. citizen, Gilligan holds B.A. in mathematics from Holy Cross College, an M.A. in international relations from Tufts University and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from University of Maryland.