Alex De Pinto

Alex De Pinto is a Senior Research Fellow in the Environment and Production Technology Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute where he leads IFPRI’s work on climate change and is also IFPRI’s liaison with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. He is an environmental and natural resource economist with 20 years of experience working in economically depressed areas. Dr. De Pinto has a PhD in Agricultural and Consumer Economics from the University of Illinois, and currently works on a series of climate smart agriculture research activities in Latin America, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on agricultural risk management, resilience and low emissions development strategies. His research focuses on economic spatial analysis and he uses a series of modeling techniques that make it possible to simulate location specific effects of policy changes and their consequent environmental effects.