Anna Josephson

Assistant Professor

Dr. Josephson's core research focuses on individuals and households in around the world, working on risk, development, food security, and agriculture. Much of this research is centered in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Ethiopia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe, as well as Asia, including Bangladesh, India, and the Philippines. In her work, Dr. Josephson explores the relationships between individuals and their risky environments and investigate how households and small firms make decisions to ensure survival under challenging conditions. Along with Dr. Michler, she co-directs the Applied International Development Economics (AIDE) Lab.

Dr. Josephson also study the process of economic research, including instructional pedagogy, ethics in research, and gender in the profession.

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  • Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, 2017
  • M.S., Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, 2013
  • B.S., Geology & Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2011

Awards & Honors

  • Uma Lele Prize for Best Paper on Gender, 30th International Conference of Agricultural Economists, 2018

Classes Taught

  • AREC 150C: The Global Economy of Food: Sustaining Life
  • AREC 516/ECON 516: Microeconomics of Agricultural Development

Recent Publications