Associate Professor of Economics, Simon Fraser University
Fernando Aragon is an Associate Professor of Economics at Simon Fraser University, Canada. His research lies at the intersection of Development, Environmental and Political Economy and focuses on understanding the roleof natural resources, local institutions, and environmental factors (such as climate change and pollution), on local communities.
His research has been published in leading academic journals including the Economic Journal, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. Before joining academia, Dr. Aragon worked as an economic consultant for public and private organizations in Peru and UK.
He holds a B.A from the Universidad del Pacifico (Peru), and a MSc and PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Recent work by Fernando Aragon
The farm size–yields relationship is not informative for improving agricultural productivity among small landholders in developing countries
When exposed to harmful high temperatures, subsistence farmers increase their use of land and change their crop mix to mitigate the decline in output