Marshall Burke

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Marshall Burke

  • Deputy Director, Center on Food Security and the Environment
  • Associate Professor of Earth System Science
  • Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
  • Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Center on Food Security and the Environment Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305-6055
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Marshall Burke is the deputy director at the Center on Food Security and the Environment, assistant professor in the Department of Earth System Science and fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, along with a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on social and economic impacts of environmental change, and on the economics of rural development in Africa. His work has appeared in both economics and scientific journals, including recent publications in Nature, Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. He holds a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC Berkeley, and a BA in International Relations from Stanford.

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