Andrew Dillon is a development economist whose research focuses on how improving productivity increases welfare in developing countries and the methods and measures that applied development economists use in estimating causal relationships. His current research focuses on productivity-enhancing investments that agricultural households may make in health and nutrition, new agricultural technologies, and education. His ongoing projects are currently being implemented with government, private sector firms, and NGOs in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Nigeria. Much of his research program is supported by collecting new multi-topic household survey data, of which he has contributed to the design and supervision of over 30 new surveys during the past 8 years.
Andrew Dillon is a clinical associate professor in the Kellogg School of Management and a research associate professor in the Global Poverty Research Lab at Northwestern University. He serves as the Academic Lead for IPA’s Research Methods Initiative and as a Scientific Advisor for IPA’s Francophone West Africa country offices.