News May 1, 2020

Marshall Burke Promoted to FSI Senior Fellow

Burke’s research focuses on the social and economic impacts of environmental change, and on the economics of rural development in Africa.

The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University is pleased to announce that Marshall Burke has been promoted to FSI Senior Fellow and Associate Professor of Earth System Science, with tenure. Both promotions are effective May 1.

“Marshall is the embodiment of a top academic scholar who is having real policy impact. His work to quantify the impacts of environmental change on human welfare is both important and innovative, and I feel lucky to have him as a colleague,” said David Lobell, the Gloria and Richard Kushel Director at Stanford’s Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE). “This is the best re-signing since Steph Curry’s latest contract with the Warriors.”

Burke’s research focuses on the social and economic impacts of environmental change, and on the economics of rural development in Africa. He is the deputy director at FSE, a fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

This is the best re-signing since Steph Curry’s latest contract with the Warriors.
David Lobell
Director at Stanford’s Center on Food Security and the Environment

Rosamund Naylor, Senior Fellow at Stanford Woods Institute and FSI, and the founding Director at FSE added, “We are thrilled by Marshall Burke’s promotion. His rigorous empirical work, particularly in the area of climate impacts, adds to virtually all dimensions of FSI’s research and policy agenda: global food security, economic development, health policy, conflict, and governance.”

Burke’s work has appeared in both economics and scientific journals, including recent publications in Nature, Science, the Lancet, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics. He earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC Berkeley. 

“I feel incredibly lucky to get to work at such a great institution surrounded by such energetic and supportive colleagues, and am happy they value the work that I do”, said Burke. “I’m glad that they’ve decided to let me stay!”  

Marshall Burke

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Marshall Burke

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