Forthcoming Book

The Economics of Poverty Traps (University of Chicago Press and National Bureau of Economic Research 2019)

Editors: Christopher B. Barrett, Michael Carter, Jean-Paul Chavas.

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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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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 US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee and US Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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

Current Research

Office Hours

Time: Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 PM or by appointment.
Location: 340D Warren Hall


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

Christopher B. Barrett is an agricultural and development economist, 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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