John Hoddinott

  • Ph.D Economics
  • Deputy Division Director; Senior Research Fellow
  • International Food Policy Research Institute
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Economic Development Applied Microeconometrics Nutrition

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About

John Hoddinott is a Deputy Director in the Poverty Health and Nutrition Division. Before joining IFPRI he held university appointments in Canada and the United Kingdom, including a University Lectureship in Economics and Fellowship at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford. A Canadian citizen, Hoddinott holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Toronto, an M.A. from York University and a D.Phil. in Economics from the University of Oxford.

His principal research interest lies in the microeconometric analysis of issues in development economics. John is especially interested in the causes of poverty, food insecurity and undernutrition, and the design and evaluation of interventions that would reduce these. Much of his current research has focused on the determinants and consequences of human capital formation. This builds on his earlier work on modeling the processes of intra-household resource allocation and on labor markets. John has also had involvement in discussions surrounding aid flows, responses to the 2008 food price crisis and reforms to the global food security architecture such as the Food Aid Convention.

John Hoddinott currently leads a five country study evaluating the impact of food, cash and voucher transfers being conducted for the World Food Program, the evaluation of Ethiopia’s Food Security Programme and is part of a team evaluating South Africa’s Child Support Grant. He was the leader of the recent evaluation of Brazil’s Bolsa Familia cash transfer program and participated in the impact evaluation of PROGRESA. John has been heavily involved in primary data collection through living in a mud hut in western Kenya and a small town near Timbucktu Mali, as well as developing longitudinal and cross-sectional household and community surveys in Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, Mali, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

CURRENT POSITION
2002-present: Deputy Division Director; Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington D.C.

1997-present: Research Associate, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford

2002-present: Adjunct Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Dalhousie University

2009-present: Adjunct Faculty Member, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
2009-present: Managing Editor, Journal of African Economies

2011-present: Associate Editor, Food Security

2003-present: Member, Editorial Board, The Journal of Development Studies

1997-2007: Member, Editorial Board, Oxford Development Studies

2000, 2005-2008: Member, Publications Review Committee, International Food Policy Research Institute

2009-2011: Leland Program Policy Advisor, Congressional Hunger Center

2005-2008: Technical Advisor, Strengthening Emergency Needs Assessment Capacities (SENAC), World Food Programme

Publications

Adoption of weather-index insurance: Learning from willingness to pay among a panel of households in rural Ethiopia

Hill R, Kumar N, Hoddinott J

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Collective action and vulnerability: Burial societies in rural Ethiopia

Dercon S, J.Hoddinott , Krishnan P, Woldehannna T

Collective action and property rights for poverty reduction: Lessons from Africa and Asia (2011)

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Determinants of Schooling Outcomes - Empirical Evidence from Rural Ethiopia

Mani S, Hoddinott J, Strauss J

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Does schooling increase and schooling gender gaps decline with increases in parental schooling and wealth? Evidence from over a quarter century in rural Guatemala

Yount K, Behrman J, Hoddinott J, Maluccio J, Murphy A, Ramakrishnan U

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Growth, poverty and chronic poverty in rural Ethiopia: Evidence from 15 Communities 1994-2004

Dercon S, Hoddinott J, Woldehanna T

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Professional experience

Deputy Division Director; Senior Research Fellow

International Food Policy Research Institute

January 2002 - Present

Visiting Lecturer

National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)

January 2010 - December 2010 (11 months)

Associate Professor of Economics (tenured)

Dalhousie University Department of Economics

January 2000 - January 2002 (2 years)

Acting Division Director (2000); Senior Research Fellow; Research Fellow

International Food Policy Research Institute

January 1997 - January 2000 (3 years)

Senior Research Associate

Queen Elizabeth House

January 1994 - January 1997 (3 years)

University Lecturer (CUF) in Economics and Fellow and Tutor (tenured)

University of Oxford Lady Margaret Hall

January 1993 - January 1997 (4 years)

Research Officer

University of Oxford Oxford Centre for the Study of African Economies

January 1990 - January 1997 (7 years)

Visiting Professor

University of Toronto Department of Economics

January 1995 - December 1995 (11 months)

Research Lecturer in Economics

Trinity College

January 1989 - January 1993 (4 years)

Visiting Lecturer

Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

January 1991 - December 1991 (11 months)

Lecturer in Economics

University of Oxford Worcester College

January 1988 - January 1989 (1 year)

Research Associate

University of Nairobi Department of Agricultural Economics

January 1988 - December 1988 (11 months)

Research Economist

Ontario Ministry of Treasury and Economics

January 1986 - December 1986 (11 months)

Education history

University of Oxford

D. Phil. (Economics)

August 1986 - July 1989 (2 years 11 months)

York University

M.A. (Economics)

August 1984 - July 1986 (1 year 11 months)

University of Toronto

B.A. (Honours, Economics)

August 1980 - July 1984 (3 years 11 months)