Hemant Pullabhotla is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) at Stanford. He received his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Hemant's research broadly lies at the intersection of agricultural resource use, environmental pollution, and economic development. His work on the environment currently focuses on the causes and consequences of air pollution from crop burning and biomass fires in Asia and Africa. His research projects include examining the role of economic policies and rural infrastructure expansion in increasing the use of burning by smallholder farmers and evaluating the impact of air pollution externalities from agriculture on health and labor productivity in developing countries.