H.E. Babcock Professor of Food and Nutrition Economics and Policy, Nutritional Sciences (CALS)
Professor, Department of Global Development
John Hoddinott is the H.E. Babcock Professor of Food and Nutrition Economics and Policy and Associate Professor in the Department of Global Development at Cornell University. Before coming to Cornell in 2015, he was a Deputy Division Director at the International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of poverty, hunger and undernutrition in developing countries. He has been heavily involved in primary data collection through living in a mud hut in western Kenya and a small town near Timbuktu Mali in addition to his work in Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Niger and Zimbabwe.
John has ongoing research work in three countries: Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Guatemala. The Bangladesh and Ethiopian studies focus on agriculture, social protection, food security and nutrition. These are a mix of prospective cohort and randomized control trials. The Guatemala study is a follow up to a randomized community nutrition intervention that was fielded in the early 1970s.
John has a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Oxford and a M.A. in Economics from York University, Canada.
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John in the news
Researchers from the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management have developed a new method for measuring food insecurity, which for millions of people in the U.S. is more than just an abstract concept.
- Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
- Nutritional Sciences
- Polson Institute for Global Development
- Department of Global Development
- Global Development