Assistant Professor, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington
Brian Dillon is a development economist studying poverty and food security in low-income countries. He works primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. His empirical research uses a range of methods, including estimation of structural models, time series analysis, evaluation of natural experiments, and implementation of randomized, controlled trials. Recent projects have focused on measuring the effects of a seasonal diet on long-run health outcomes; understanding barriers to the emergence of new markets for agricultural technologies; estimating the causal link from oil prices to crop prices; identifying and characterizing shortcomings in rural labor markets; and experimenting with information services to complement mobile phones.