Travis McArthur

Assistant Professor 


Dr. McArthur's research focuses on efforts to make smallholder agriculture in Latin America more efficient.  These efforts include strengthening property rights in Mexico and changing the mix of agricultural inputs use by farmers in Bolivia.  He teaches International Development Policy for undergraduate students.  He is affiliated with the Center for Latin American Studies.

Classes Taught

  • AEB 4283 International Development Policy

Works in Progress

  • Property Rights and Efficiency: Evidence from Mexico's Land Titling Program
  • Allocative Inefficiency under Heterogeneous Technology in Bolivian Agriculture
  • Economies of Scope in Bolivian Agriculture (with Bradford Barham and Jean-Paul Chavas)
  • The Influence of International Investment Agreements on U.S. Exports
  • Academic Labor in the Higher Education Production Function: A Decomposition