Dr. Hayatullah Ahmadzai joined ICBA in April 2019 as Post-Doctoral Fellow (Socio-economic Scientist). His main expertise and research interests lie in development and agricultural economics, particularly in areas of production economics, applied micro-econometrics, emerging markets, and analysis of agricultural policy. He is responsible for providing advice and recommendations on socio-economic aspects of ICBA’s projects.
Prior to joining ICBA, he worked for four years as a senior economist and head of the monitoring and evaluation unit with an economic development program funded and implemented by the Department for International Development (DfID), UK, in Kabul, Afghanistan. As a faculty member and subsequently an assistant professor for about 10 years, he taught at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension at Kabul University, Afghanistan.
He holds a PhD in Development/Agricultural Economics from the University of Nottingham, UK, and a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University in Indiana, USA. He is affiliated as an external associate fellow with the Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade (CREDIT) at the University of Nottingham, UK. He also reviews for the Journal of Development Studies.
Dr. Hayatullah Ahmadzai has published in peer-reviewed journals. His current research papers primarily focus on the analysis of agricultural production decision-making with a special emphasis on livelihood and crop diversification, production systems and efficiency, labor allocation decisions, analysis of small-scale farmers’ market engagement, and effects of transaction costs on households marketing decisions in emerging markets.
Personal Website: https://sites.google.com/site/ahmadzaihayat