Jacob Ricker-Gilbert biography

An agricultural economist and Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Perdue University, Jacob Ricker-Gilbert’s research focuses on increasing agricultural intensification and productivity for small-scale farmers in the developing world. Some of his key research topics include evaluating the economic impacts of input subsidies in Africa, assessing the economics of smallholder farm households’ post-harvest decisions in Africa, and how smallholder farm households in Africa adapt to climate change. His research team has won more than $25 million grant funding since 2011.

Ricker-Gilbert received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Food & Resource Economics from the Michigan State University in 2011.