Paul A. Dorosh is the Division Director of the Development Strategy and Governance Division. He was the Deputy Division Director of IFPRI’s Development Strategy and Governance Division from June 2010 to April 2011. From August 2008 through June 2010, he was an IFPRI Senior Research Fellow and Program Leader of the Ethiopia Strategy Support Program in Addis Ababa.
Paul worked at the World Bank from March 2003 to August 2008 as a Senior Economist with the Spatial and Local Development Team of the Finance, Economics and Urban Development Unit (2007-08) and Senior Rural Development Economist of the South Asia Rural and Agricultural Development Unit (2003-07). Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked for IFPRI as a research fellow and senior research fellow from 1997 to February 2003, serving as Chief of Party of the Food Management and Research Support Project in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 1997 to 2001. Other affiliations are: Cornell Food and Nutrition Policy Program in Washington, DC and Ithaca, New York, and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Ibadan, Nigeria.
He has published research on agricultural markets, food policy, international trade, economy-wide modeling and the rural-urban transformation. He has lived and worked in Indonesia, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Ethiopia and has also conducted research in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Niger, Madagascar, Mozambique, and various other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and a Masters Degree and Doctorate Degree in Applied Economics from the Food Research Institute, Stanford University, USA.