The Friedman School of Nutrition, Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA
Will Masters is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Food and Nutrition Policy at the Friedman School of Nutrition, Tufts University. His research focuses on the economics of agriculture and nutrition in rural Africa. Before coming to Tufts in July 2010 he was a faculty member in Agricultural Economics at Purdue University (1991-2010), and also at the University of Zimbabwe (1989-90), Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (2000) and Columbia University (2003-04). Recent publications include an undergraduate textbook co-authored with George Norton and Jeff Alwang, Economics of Agricultural Development (Routledge, 2nd ed. 2010; 3rd ed. forthcoming). His research on malnutrition includes “Does child undernutrition persist despite poverty reduction in developing countries?” (Journal of Development Studies, 2012), and “Effects and determinants of mild underweight among preschool children across countries and over time” (Economics and Human Biology, 2010). From 2006 through 2011 he edited Agricultural Economics, the journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, and in 2010 he was named an International Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists.