Deputy Division Director, International Food Policy Research Institute
Dan Gilligan is Deputy Division Director in IFPRI’s Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division. His research addresses the economics of household investments in childhood nutrition and education in developing countries, as well as the impact and cost-effectiveness of social protection and agricultural and nutrition interventions. Much of his research is based on experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations.
Two recent projects address (i) the role of information and social networks in the diffusion and sustainable adoption of biofortified crops, and (ii) parental incentives to improve cognitive outcomes for children attending early childhood development centers. Dan’s research has been featured in The New York Times, the Economist, The Atlantic online and in blog posts at the World Bank and The Guardian online. Dan holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from University of Maryland.
Recent work by Daniel Gilligan
Incentives that hold teachers accountable for achievement can increase education attainment when paired with adequate instructional resources