David J. Spielman is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute. His research agenda covers a range of topics including agricultural science, technology and innovation policy; seed systems and genetic resources policy; agricultural input and factor markets; and community-driven rural development. David has been based in both Washington, DC and Addis Ababa with IFPRI. Earlier in his career, he worked on agriculture and rural development issues for the World Bank (Washington, D.C.), the Aga Khan Development Network (Pakistan), and several other organizations. His work is concentrated in East Africa and South Asia. David received a Ph.D. in Economics from American University in 2003, an M.Sc. in Development Studies from the London School of Economics in 1993, and a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University in 1992.