|Areas of Interest||Development Economics, Applied Microeconomics, Food Security|
Paul Christian is a research associate at Cornell University. He did his PhD in economics at Brown University. He works in development economics from an applied micro perspective focusing on issues of food security and rural development. His work his work on food security includes: an evaluation of the role of allowing group choice in the procurement of in-kind food transfers on distributional outcomes for transfer policies, theoretical and empirical work on the relationship between household demographics and nutritional outcomes, and an investigation of the relationship between early childhood nutritional deprivation and adult obesity using a natural experiment. Since 2012, he has been collaborating with the Social Observatory of the World Bank to help organize research and policy evaluation in Rural India including evaluating agricultural extension of the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) and planning an annual income panel survey.