International Development

How do different factors, such as poverty, population, technology, resources, trade and the environment, affect humankind’s effort to develop regional and county economies? What role do agriculture, resource management, and international assistance programs play in the process of economic development, especially in countries where problems of hunger, demographic pressure and poverty are pervasive?  FRED faculty and students are involved in answering various questions about international trade patterns and trends, and the economics of development process.

WIlliam Messina locating his next study area

Selected Recent Publications:

Twyman, J., Useche P. and C.D. Deere. Gendered Perceptions of Land Ownership and Agricultural Decision-Making in Ecuador: Who is the Farm Manager? Land Economics (forthcoming)

Norton, M., D. Osgood, M. Madajewicz, E. Holthaus, N. Peterson, R. Diro, C. Mullally, T. The, and M. Gebremichael. 2014. Evidence of Demand for Index Insurance: Experimental Games and Commercial Transactions in Ethiopia. Journal of Development Studies, 50(5): 630-648.

Useche, P. and T. Blare. 2013. Traditional vs. Modern Production Systems: Nonmarket and Price Considerations of Cacao Producers in Northern Ecuador. Ecological Economics 93: 1-10

To learn more about active research projects, check the web-pages of the individual faculty members:

Anderson, James (fisheries and aquaculture economics, markets and international trade)
Dain, Jonathan (international conservation, participatory planning)
Deere, Carmen Diana (gender and development)
Mullally, Conner (development economics, impact evaluation)
Useche, Pilar (development economics; inequality in Latin America; natural resource management)