Hope Michelson

Headshot of affiliate Hope Michelson

J-PAL Affiliated Professor

Associate Professor

University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

Hope Michelson is an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She studies the microeconomic dynamics of poverty and food security in low-income countries with a special focus on the economics of agricultural investment, production, and sales. One of Michelson’s key subjects is the interaction of international development efforts with local and large-scale agribusiness. Michelson received a PhD in applied economics from Cornell University. She is also an associate at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago, and a non-resident fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.