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Joanne Gaskell is an Economist at the World Bank Group where she specializes in agriculture and natural resource management. Her research on food security, trade, and the environment has been published in academic journals such as Food Policy, the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, and Science. Joanne previously served as a post-doc with the Center for Diversified Farming Systems at UC Berkeley and as a research assistant at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Joanne holds a PhD from E-IPER at Stanford University, an MS in Economics from Stanford University, and a BS in Biology and Economics from Swarthmore College.
Joanne's research explores the interplay between food production and environmental quality. As a research assistant at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington D.C., Joanne contributed to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment as an author on both the Food and Cultivated Systems chapters. Joanne is a leading expert on demand for palm oil, the world's most common cooking oil and a major driver of tropical land use change.
Joanne is a member of Stanford’s Program on Food Security and the Environment.
Joanne's teaching experience includes two years as the head Teaching Assistant for the World Food Economy (a popular undergraduate Economics course) in addition to class lectures in the departments of Earth Systems and Biology. She co-taught a graduate seminar at UC Berkeley (with Claire Kremen and Alastair Iles) on "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Agriculture."
There is nothing else like E-IPER out there. Here I am studying with the very best biologists in the world and gaining an economic toolset that will allow me to tackle the pressing, related problems of hunger and the environment.
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