James Thurlow

James Thurlow is an applied economist, whose research focuses on the interactions between policies, economic growth and poverty in low-income countries. Before joining the UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), he was a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute, where his research evaluated rural and regional development strategies, agricultural investments, and weather risk and climate change. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Natal (South Africa), and has worked throughout Eastern and Southern Africa, and in Bangladesh, Ghana, Peru and Vietnam. Current research interests include agriculture and rural development, climate change adaptation and mitigation, economic growth and poverty, and economic modeling techniques.