Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Tufts University
Kyle Emerick received his PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC Berkeley in 2014. His research is in development economics ‹ with a particular focus on the economics of agricultural development. His work has included studies on the effects of risk-reducing technologies on the decisions of poor farmers in rural India, the efficiency of informal seed exchanges between Indian farmers, and the effects of more secure property rights on labor reallocation in Mexico. His studies rely on both field experiments and observational data.
Recent work by Kyle Emerick
Small agricultural input suppliers can drive farm-level adoption of new technologies by over 50% more than conventional extension service methods
Agricultural extension services delivered through small input suppliers lead to higher adoption of new technologies by farmers
Training field days increase awareness and adoption of technology, irrespective of how the demonstrators are selected
Collecting data using multiple survey methods can mitigate data errors that magnify the differences between low- and high-productivity farms