Senior Economist and Team Leader
Land Economy, Environment and society Research Group
My work covers the analysis of entire agrifood supply chains operation (agriculture, processing, distribution, retailing and consumption) and their environment including issues such as production, marketing, food policy analysis, market structure, trade, demand analysis. My areas of interest are related to my PhD areas of specialisation, namely: industrial organisation, international trade, and econometrics. Specifically:
I coordinate the module ‘Frameworks to Assess Food Security’, which is part of MSc in Food Security of the University of Edinburgh (http://www.ed.ac.uk/geosciences/postgraduate/ taught-masters/msc-food-security). This course introduces students to trends on population demographics and their impact on food demand, distributional issues (e.g., affordability and accessibility issues); food supply (availability) and the effect of technology and climate change; importance of trade for food availability and as a stabilisation mechanism. A number of food security methodologies will be used to analyse country and household level vulnerability to food insecurity. In addition, I contribute with lectures in other courses.
In addition, I supervise students of the MSc in Food Security on areas related to food supply chains and demand.
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