New Book Available

My new book, Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability, is now avaiable from Oxford University Press.

Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability

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Research Group


For a short overview of my work and perspective, please see the Cornell page on Our Business Is A Better World. .


Listen to my appearances on NPR On Point or NPR All Things Considered, watch my appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and testifying before the House of Foreign Affairs Committee.

Watch a video on the work done by Cornellians to reduce poverty around the world, Cornell and Global Poverty Reduction.

Current Research

Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS)

Seeking Book Proposals

I edit the Palgrave Macmillan Series on Agricultural Economics and Food Policy. We are seeking strong new monographs and welcome unsolicited proposals.

Palgrave Macmillan Series on Agricultural Economics and Food Policy

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Office Hours

By appointment, contact Judy Neno ( or 607-255-4576)

Days: Tuesdays Aug 23 to Jan 10
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: 301G Warren Hall
Note: On leave at Harvard through Spring 2017
Available only via email


Campus office phone: (607) 255-4489
Fax: (607) 255-9984

For mailing addresses, click below.

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Christopher B. Barrett is the Deputy Dean and Dean of Academic Affairs of the College of Business and the Stephen B. & Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management and an International Professor of Agriculture in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, and a Fellow in the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University.

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