Research Associate, Tata-Cornell Institute, Department of Global Development
Dr. Leslie Verteramo Chiu is a research economist at the Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) in the Department of Global Development at Cornell University. His research area includes risk management for smallholder farmers, food-value chains, and agricultural finance, all under the context of developing countries. At TCI, he analyzes the effects of interventions on farmer producer organizations in Mexico. He received a PhD in applied economics from Cornell University, master’s degree in quality and productivity from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico, and a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Sophia University in Japan.