Derek Headey

Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute

Derek Headey is a Senior Research Fellow in the Development Strategies and Governance Unit, where he has worked since 2008. A development economist, his research chiefly focuses on agricultural development and nutrition, though he has also worked on economic growth, food security, and poverty reduction issues. He was the Principal Investigator for the Advancing Research on Nutrition and Agriculture project (ARENA, 2013-2021), funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has published in a variety of journals on topics relating to economics, agriculture, and public health. He also co-authored a widely cited book on the global food crisis with Shenggen Fan, and a number of journal articles on the cause and consequences of higher food prices. He has lived and worked in India and Ethiopia, and joined the Myanmar Agricultural Policy Support Activity (MAPSA) in Yangon.  He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Recent work by Derek Headey