Edouard Mensah

Edouard-Mensah

Edouard Mensah is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Georgia in the United States. He holds an MS in Agricultural Development from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and an MS in Agronomic Engineering from the National School of Agriculture in Morocco. Edouard’s research interests are in microeconomic theory applied to development, environment, and agribusiness issues, using causal inference econometric methods. In his job market paper, he builds upon an optimal pricing model to derive efficient price changes in response to an imminent natural disaster and tests whether observed price changes due to Hurricane Harvey in the state of Texas are efficient. Edouard has co-authored peer-reviewed journal publications in Agricultural Economics and Economic Development and Cultural Change, among others. His recent development research papers use randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to address measurement errors in household surveys and gender issues, in collaboration with the Global Poverty Research Lab (GPRL) and the World Bank Africa Gender Innovation Lab (GIL). Edouard has significant experience from working at GIL and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), among other research organizations. He has also held teaching assignments from the University of Georgia and the University of Copenhagen.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Risk Management in Agribusiness
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Development Economics

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