Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, US

Chris Barrett is an agricultural and development economist at Cornell University. He is the Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and an International Professor of Agriculture, all at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, as well as a Professor in the Department of Economics and a Fellow of the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future.

He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and the African Association of Agricultural Economists, and has won numerous university, national and international awards for teaching, research and public outreach. His more than 300 publications have been cited more than 37,000 times and he has served as a principal investigator on more than $33 million in extramural research grants from various sponsors. He has served in leadership roles at Cornell as the Deputy Dean and Dean of Academic Affairs of the SC Johnson College of Business, and as the David J. Nolan Director of the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.

Externally, he was President of the Association of Christian Economists, and Chair of the International Section of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. He serves on a variety of boards and panels, including on the elected Executive Board of the International Association of Agricultural Economics currently.