Poverty Funding and Awards

The ISS Poverty Project’s faculty fellows have been awarded over $15,815,480(as of March, 2017) in funding and fellowship awards since the start of their project’s term. This funding includes external awards of $15,603,510 and internal awards of $211,970.

Chris Barrett, Team Leader

  • International Food Policy Research Institute, “Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces,” 2016-17.
  • Index Insurance Innovations Initiative (USAID), “Assessing the value of index insurance for herders: comparing NDVI-based insurance products,” 2016.
  • Partnership for Economic Policy, “Collaboration on Capacity Building for African Scholars on Policies for Agricultural Transformation and Development,” 2016-17.
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, “Background Overview Papers on Index Insurance and Post-Harvest Losses in Sub-Saharan Africa,” 2015.
  • African Development Bank, “Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces,” 2015-17.
  • International Growth Centre, “Technology Adoption and Diffusion: The System of Rice Intensification and Food Security in Bangladesh,” 2015-16 (co-PI; Asad Islam, PI).
  • USDA Economic Research Service, “Measuring Food Security: Alternative Approaches and New Frontiers, ” 2014-17.
  • International Food Policy Research Institute, “Agricultural and Rural Development in Asia,” 2014.
  • International Food Policy Research Institute, “Soil Fertility and Agricultural Development in Ethiopia,” 2014-16.
  • International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, “The Effect of Demonstration Plots and the Warehouse Receipt System on ISFM Adoption, Yield and Income of Smallholder Farmers: A Study From Malawi’s Anchor Farms,” 2014-2016.
  • AusAID Development Research Awards Scheme, “The Human and Environmental Impacts of Migratory Pastoralism and Index-Based Livestock Insurance in Arid and Semi-Arid East Africa,” (co-PI; Russell Toth PI), 2013-2015.
  • $300,000: International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, “Impact Evaluation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in India,” (co-PI: Yanyan Liu Pi), 2012-2014.
  • $192,102: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, “Oil Prices and African Food Security,” 2012-2013.
  • $176,130: Scitor Corporation, “Food Security and Its Implications for Global Stability,” 2011-2012.
  • $99,990: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, “Background Papers for State of Food and Agriculture 2013: Food Systems and Nutrition,” 2011-2012.
  • $19,657: National Science Foundation, “Doctoral Dissertation Research: Shocks, Trauma, Behavioral Parameters and Subjective Expectations: The Effects of Abduction and Violence on Economic Behavior in Northern Uganda,” doctoral dissertation improvement grant with Marc Rockmore, 2011-2013.
  • $10,960: Congressional Research Service, “Issues and Options for Improving the Quality and Effectiveness of U.S. International Food Aid,” 2011-2012.
  • $175,000: “Coping Strategies for Households at Risk of Childhood Hunger.” The Urban Institute/University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research. Christine Olson and Karla Hanson, PIs, 2011-2014
  • $93,763: Land O’Lakes, “Local and Regional Procurement Learning Alliance,” 1/1/2011 to 9/30/2011.
  • $64,156: Catholic Relief Services, “USDA Local and Regional Procurement Pilot Project Burkina Faso,” 12/30/2010 to 9/30/2011.
  • $23,455: Catholic Relief Services, “USDA Local and Regional Procurement Pilot Project (Benin),” 11/1/2010 to 9/30/2011.
  • $15,414: Congressional Research Service, “The US Global Food Security Initiative: Policy Issues and Implementation Options,” 8/4/2010 to 8/1/2011.
  • $60,000: Catholic Relief Services, “USDA Local and Regional Procurement Pilot Project,” 7/19/2010 to 12/31/2011.
  • $1,090,975: Seed grant and 4-year grant: USAID-funded Index Insurance Innovations Initiative (managed by UC-Davis), “Index Based Livestock Insurance for Ethiopia,” 6/2010 to 9/2014.
  • $56,104: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, “Market Development for African Agriculture,” 8/1/2009 to 12/31/2010.
  • $3,187,164: NSF-funded IGERT, “Food Systems and Poverty Reduction,” PhD training grant, 1/7/2009 to 6/30/2014.
  • $42,150: NSF doctoral dissertation improvement grant for Brian Dillon, “Expectations, Information and Competitiveness In East African Agricultural Output Markets,” 5/1/2009 to 4/30/2011.
  • $28,708: NSF doctoral dissertation improvement grant for Tom Walker, “Social Networks And Risk Sharing In Village Ghana,” 3/1/2009 to 2/28/2011
  • $363,329: USAID Assets and Market Access Collaborative Research Support Program (managed by U Wisconsin-Madison), “Market Information And Food Insecurity Response Analysis In East Africa,” 7/1/2009 to 9/30/2011.
  • $289,958: European Commission funded through subcontract with Global Public Policy Institute, “Promoting Evidence Based Transatlantic Dialogue And Convergence On Food Aid And Food Assistance Policy And Practice,” 4/1/2010 to 6/30/2011
  • $548,997: International Livestock Research Institute, “Collaborative Work Agreement,” 2008-2014.

Susan Christopherson, Team Member

  • $100,000: “Comprehensive Economic Impact Analysis of Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Drilling in New York and Pennsylvania,” Park Foundation, 2010.
  • $150,000: “Comprehensive Economic Impact Analysis of Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Drilling in New York and Pennsylvania” Heinz Foundation, 2010.

Matthew Freedman, Team Member

  • $25,000: “Supply-Side Subsidies to Improve Food Access,” USDA Cooperative Agreement, 2014-2015
  • $2,000: “Immigration, Employment Opportunities, and Criminal Behavior,” Cornell Population Program Rapid Response Grant, Co-PIs: S. Bohn and E. Owens, 2012.
  • $9,720: “Low-Income housing and Neighborhood Outcomes,” Cornell Population Program, Co-PI with Emily Owens of the JDSB Team, 12/2009-2011.
  • $5,400:  “Older Workers’ Displacement and Mobility,” Bronfenbrenner Life Course Center & Cornell Pop. Program Award, Co-Principal Investigators: J. Abowd, K. McKinney, L. Vilhuber, 2009-2011

Daniel Lichter, Team Member

  • $10,000: “The New Rural-Urban Interface.” Conference Grant from the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 8/1/16-7/30/17.
  • $100,000:  Cornell Population Center, National Center for Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, 7/1/2013 to 6/30/2014.
  •  $148,500: Cornell Population Program, National Center for Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, R24 Center Grant Program, 7/1/2011 to 6/30/2013.
  • $9,850: “Immigration and Intra- and Inter-generational Socioeconomic Mobility,” Institute for the Social Sciences and Cornell Population Program, Co-PI Dean Lillard, 1/1/2011 to 12/31/2011.
  • $15,000: “Family Change and Poverty in Appalachia,” University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 5/1/2009 to 8/30/2009.

Jordan Matsudaira, Team Member

  • $12,000: “Teacher’s Education and Student Achievement: Does School Quality Matter?” Cornell University Bronfenbrenner Center, Innovative Pilot Studies Grant, 2013.
  • $10,000: “Understanding the Role of Student Preferemces and Constraints in College Choice,” Institute for Social Sciences, 2012.
  •  $5,000: “Graduate school quality and teacher effectiveness”Cornell Population Center, 2012.
  • $11,500: “Heterogeneity in the impacts of welfare time limits on work, welfare, and earnings of single mothers: A reinvestigation,” National Poverty Center, 1/2011 to 9/2011.
  • $175,367: “Monopsony in the Labor Market: Quasi-Experimental Evidence,” Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences division of NSF, 3/15/09 to 2/28/2011.

Stephen Morgan, Team Member

  • $137,360: “Feeding the Pipeline: Preparing and Planning for STEM Careers,” NSF Sociology Program, with Kim Weeden, 9/2010 to 9/2011.
  • $27,000: “Doctoral Dissertation Research: Accessing Assistance and its Effect on Outcomes in Civil Cases,” National Science Foundation, with Emily Poppe, 2013-2015.

Christine Olson, Team Member

  • $125,000: “Weekday and Weekend Eating:  Assessing the Effect of School Meals,” USDA, ERS, Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program (FANRP), Co-PI with Karla Hanson, 10/01/2010 to 9/30/2012.
  • $175,000: “Coping Strategies for Households at Risk of Childhood Hunger,” Urban Institute/University of Kentucky, 2011-2014.

David Sahn, Team Member

  • $150,000: “Transitions to Adulthood: Education, Skills, Family Formation and Labor Market Outcomes” Institute for African Development, Cornell University, Begin 9/20/15.
  • $227,900: “Fertility, Schooling and Work Transitions for Young Women in Africa: Understanding Joint Determinants and Outcomes,” Institute for the Study of Labor, 10/2012 to 10/2014
  • $38,225: “Building Policy Research Capacity for Rural Governance and Growth in India,” National Council for Applied Economics Research (NCAER), end 12/31/2011.
  • $391,000: “Fertility, Schooling and Work Transitions of Young Women in Africa: Understanding Joint Determinants and Outcomes,” Agence française de développement (AFD) – Fondation; William et Flora Hewlett – Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) – Agence Inter-établissements de Recherche pour le Développement (AIRD). Co-PI, 12/1/09 to 12/1/12.
  • $48,607: “Consultancy for reviewing the National Strategy for Poverty Reduction – policies and programmes for economic diversification, employment and poverty reduction,” UNDP, 12/23/09-9/30/10.

Christopher Anderson, Team Member

  • $700,000: “Foreign Language and Area Studies Grant,” U.S Department of Education. 2010-2013.

Nicholas van de Walle, Team Member

  • $10,000: “Spatial Inequality and State Failure in Africa: A Data Base for Comparative Historical Analysis”, Seed Grant, The Einaudi Center for International Studies. 2014-2015.