Francisco Ceballos is a Senior Research Analyst in IFPRI's Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division. His professional interests include the design, development, and evaluation of innovative agricultural weather index insurance projects, particularly those focused on smallholder farmers. He has contributed to multiple publications in international journals, book chapters, and other reports for various audiences. He has worked on projects related to agricultural insurance in Egypt, India, and Uruguay, as well as on other projects related to economic development, microcredit, and child nutrition in countries such as Argentina, Guatemala, and South Africa. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a Master's degree in Finance from Torcuato di Tella University and a PhD from the University of Göttingen, Germany.
2017 Ernst Meyer Prize of The Geneva Association for his doctoral thesis on “Demand and Design Considerations for Smallholder Farmers’ Weather Index Insurance Products.”