William Masters

William Masters , Ph.D., M.A.

Professor, The Friedman School of Nutrition , Tufts University


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Will Masters is a Professor in the Friedman School, with a secondary appointment in Tufts University's Department of Economics. From 2011 to 2014 he served as chair of the Friedman School’s Department of Food and Nutrition Policy, and before coming to Tufts was a faculty member in Agricultural Economics at Purdue University (1991-2010), and also at the University of Zimbabwe (1989-90), Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (2000) and Columbia University (2003-04). He is the co-author of an undergraduate textbook, Economics of Agricultural Development: World Food Systems and Resource Use  (Routledge, 3rd ed. 2014), and former editor of the journal Agricultural Economics (2006-2011). He was named an International Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists (2010), been awarded the Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis (2013), the Publication of Enduring Quality Award (2014) and the Quality of Research Discovery Award (2019) all from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), and is an elected Fellow of the AAEA (2020).

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