Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Hope Michelson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She holds a PhD in Applied Economics from Cornell University. Her areas of research are agricultural economics and development economics.
Recent work by Hope Michelson
Why farmers might prefer to sell at harvest: Evidence on price risk and storage from Sub-Saharan Africa
Prices don’t always rise after harvest, so rather than store maize and risk selling later at a lower price, farmers may prefer to sell straight away
Incorporating a measure of resilience in anti-poverty programmes can help predict poverty dynamics and sustainability
Evidence from Tanzania shows fertiliser quality is not the problem, rather it is farmers’ perceived belief of bad fertiliser quality that is