PEOPLE

ATAI Researchers are a select group of leading impact evaluation specialists in agriculture, the majority from J-PAL and CEGA networks.

ATAI is led by a Board of J-PAL and CEGA affiliates, supported by a staff “Secretariat.” To view the full list of our affiliates, see the organization websites for CEGA and J-PAL.

Travis

Lybbert

Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at University of California, Davis

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Travis Lybbert is a Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at University of California, Davis. Travis Lybbert’s research focuses on the microeconomics of development, risk and technology diffusion. This core focus encompasses four primary areas in applied microeconomics. His four primary research areas are poverty dynamics and vulnerability, rural economic development, risk and uncertainty and technology adoption and innovation policy. These four primary research areas are complementary in ways that are policy relevant and insightful. He has focused much of his research energy on the intersections of these areas. Two secondary research areas – ‘environment and climate change’ and ‘California agriculture’ – and a methodological emphasis on experimental economics further complement these research areas.