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Xinshen Diao

  • Deputy Division Director
  • International Food Policy Research Institute
  • 43PublicationsNumber of items in Xinshen's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 14Followers

About

Xinshen Diao is currently the Deputy Division Director and a Senior Research Fellow in the Development Strategy and Governance Division of IFPRI and a subtheme leader for the CGIAR’s Policy, Institution, and Market Research Program (CRP2). She has extensive experience on managing large research programs and doing research on economic development and growth, intersectoral linkages, regional integration and dynamics, agricultural policies and institutional changes. She has published more than 100 articles in various peer-reviewed economic journals, IFPRI books and monographs, and external book chapters. In recent years, Xinshen has focused on growth and poverty reduction analysis in Africa both at country level in Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia and at the regional level including East Africa, West and Central Africa, and Southern Africa. She is the leading editor of a recent book titled “Strategies and priorities for African agriculture – economywide perspectives from country studies,” published by IFPRI. This book has been written as an outcome of IFPRI’s technical support to the CAADP process and has strong influence in scaling up public agricultural investment particularly in African countries’ staple food sector. Before coming to IFPRI, Xinshen was an assistant professor of applied economics at the University of Minnesota, stationed at the Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture and division director and assistant director general of the Economic Reform Institute of China in Beijing in the late 1980s. Xinshen earned a B.A. and M.A. in business economics from the Beijing Institute of Economics and a Ph.D. in applied economics from the University of Minnesota

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  • Frances Cossar

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    Hasan DuduEuropean Commission, JRC, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Spain

  • Jordan Chamberlin

    Jordan ChamberlinInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre

Publications (5)

  • Strategies and Priorities for African Agriculture: Economywide Perspectives from Country Studies

    • Thurlow J
    • Benin S
    • Fan S
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  • Economywide impact of Avian influenza in Ghana – A dynamic computable general equilibrium ( DCGE ) model analysis

    • Diao X
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  • Costs of South Korea's agricultural policy choices - A general equilibrium analysis.

    • Diao
    • XS
    • Somwaru
    • et al.
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  • Twenty years of rural reform in China: Where does policy stand?

    • Crook
    • F
    • Rozelle
    • et al.
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  • Intertemporal general equilibrium effects of a regional trade agreement on third-country

    • Diao X
    • Somwaru A
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Professional experience

Deputy Division Director

International Food Policy Research Institute

July 2012 - Present

Subtheme Leader of Policy, Institution, and Market Research Program

CGIAR

March 2012 - Present

Consultant

The World Bank

June 1998

Assistant Professor/Research Associate

Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota and Asia Western Hemisphere Branch, Market and Trade Economics Division, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Senior Research Fellow/Program Leader

International Food Policy Research Institute

Research Fellow

International Food Policy Research Institute

Assistant Director-General/Division Director/Senior Research Fellow

Economic Reform Institute of China

Research Fellow

Research Center for Rural Development of the State Council (RCRD)

Education

Ph.D.

Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota

September 1990 - May 1995(5 years)

M.A.

Department of Business Economics, Beijing Institute of Economics

September 1982 - June 1984(2 years)

B.A.

Department of Business Economics, Beijing Institute of Economics

September 1978 - June 1981(3 years)