John F. Hoddinott

 

John F. Hoddinott

Babcock Professor of Food and Nutrition Economics and Policy
305 Savage Hall
 
Phone: (607) 255-8594
Email: jfh246@cornell.edu
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Curriculum Vitae
 
Biographical Statement:

John Hoddinott is the H.E. Babcock Professor of Food and Nutrition Economics and Policy, Cornell University. Before coming to Cornell in 2015, he was a Deputy Division Director at the International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of poverty, hunger and undernutrition in developing countries. He has been heavily involved in primary data collection through living in a mud hut in western Kenya and a small town near Timbuktu Mali in addition to his work in Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Niger and Zimbabwe.

John has ongoing research work in three countries: Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Guatemala. The Bangladesh and Ethiopian studies focus on agriculture, social protection, food security and nutrition. These are a mix of prospective cohort and randomized control trials. The Guatemala study is a follow up to a randomized community nutrition intervention that was fielded in the early 1970s.

 
Teaching and Advising Statement:

John teaches a joint undergraduate/graduate course on the economics of food and malnutrition. This course is designed to bridge economics and nutrition and mixes lectures, class discussions, writing assignments and engagement with data.

 
Current Research Activities:

John is interested in the causes of poverty, food insecurity and undernutrition, and the design and evaluation of interventions that would reduce these. He has also undertaken work on poverty dynamics, intrahousehold resource allocation, schooling, labour markets aid allocation and on improving survey methods.

John's current research interests focus on the links between economics (especially social protection, agriculture and gender), food security and early life nutrition. He has ongoing collaborative projects in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Guatemala. 

 
Courses Taught:

NS 4480/6480 Economics of food and malnutrition, Spring 2016

AEM 4485/6485 Economics of food and malnutrition, Spring 2016

AEM/ECON 7650: Development microeconomics graduate research seminar, Fall 2016

 
Related Websites:

 http://vivo.cornell.edu/display/jfh246

 
Selected Publications:

 Journal Article Refereed

K. Hirvonen and J. Hoddinott, forthcoming. "Agricultural production and children's diets: Evidence from rural Ethiopia", Agricultural Economics.

C. Heinrich, J. Hoddinott, and M. Samson, forthcoming. “Reducing adolescent risky behaviors in a high-risk context: The effects of unconditional cash transfers in South Africa”, Economic Development and Cultural Change.

 D. Headey and J. Hoddinott, 2016. “Agriculture, nutrition and the Green Revolution in Bangladesh”, Agricultural Systems, 149: 122-131.

 J. Hoddinott, N. Karachiwalla, N. Ledlie and S. Roy, 2016. “Adolescent girls’ infant and young child nutrition knowledge sources differ among rural and urban samples in Bangladesh”, Maternal and Child Nutrition, 12(4): 885-897.

D. Headey, J. Hoddinott and S. Park, 2016. “Drivers of nutritional change in four south Asian countries: A dynamic observational analysis”, Maternal and Child Nutrition, 12(Suppl. 1): 210-218.

E. Puentes, F. Wang, J. Behrman, F. Cunha, J. Hoddinott, J. Maluccio, L. Adair, J. Borja, R. Martorell, and A. Stein, 2016. “Early life height and weight production functions with endogenous energy and protein inputs”, Economics and Human Biology, 22: 65-81.

J. Hoel, B. Schwab and J. Hoddinott, 2016. “Self-control fatigue, cognitive function, and the expression of time preference: Experimental results from Ethiopia”, Journal of Economic Psychology, 52: 136-146.

 

Book chapters 

M. Samson, C. Heinrich, J. Hoddinott, G. Laryea-Adjei, T. Buthelezi, S. Jehoma, M. Mogosti, T. Stevens, I. van Nierkek and E. Nyokangi, 2016 “The impact of a promise realized: South Africa’s Child Support Grant” in From evidence to action: The story of cash transfers and impact evaluation in sub-Saharan Africa ed by B. Davis, S. Handa, N. Hypher, N. Rossi, P. Winters and J. Yablonski (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

 

R. Pearson, S. Afaw, A. Baschieri, B. Birru, G. Berhane, T. Chaiban, B. Davis, S. Devereux, J. Hoddinott, J. Hoel, J. Kagin, N. Ledlie, H. Lemma, D. Mahonde, R. Pigois, P. Pozarny, K. Roelen, B. Schwab, P. Salama, I. Sessay, J.E. Taylor, F.N. Tegebu, Y. Tsegay, and D. Webb, 2016. “The role of the Tigray Social Cash Transfer programme and its evaluation in the evolution of the Tigray social policy” in From evidence to action: The story of cash transfers and impact evaluation in sub-Saharan Africa ed by B. Davis, S. Handa, N. Hypher, N. Rossi, P. Winters and J. Yablonski (Oxford: Oxford University Press).

 

 

J. Hoddinott, S. Gillespie and S. Yosef, 2016. “Public-private partnerships and undernutrition: Examples and future prospects” in Hidden hunger. Malnutrition and the first 1,000 days of life: Causes, consequences and solutions ed by H. Biesalski and R. Black (Basel: Karger).

 

Papers submitted to refereed journals

 

J. Hoddinott, I. Ahmed, A. Ahmed and S. Roy, “Behavior change communication activities and their impact on infant and young child nutrition knowledge and practice of neighboring non-participants in rural Bangladesh”, submitted to PLoS One, January 2017.

J. Hoddinott, A. Ahmed, N. Karachiwalla and S. Roy, “Nutrition behaviour change communication causes sustained effects on IYCN knowledge in two cluster-randomised trials in Bangladesh”, submitted to Maternal and Child Nutrition, January 2017.

K. Hirvonen, J. Hoddinott, B. Minten and D. Stifel, “Children’s diets, nutrition knowledge, and access to markets", revised version submitted to World Development, November 2016.

J. Hoddinott, S. Gillespie and S. Yosef, “Public-Private Partnerships and the reduction of undernutrition in developing countries”, under revision for World Bank Research Observer, October 2016.

D. Headey, J. Hoddinott and S. Park, “Accounting for nutritional changes in six success stories: A regression-decomposition approach”, under revision for Global Food Security, September 2016.

M. Hidrobo, J. Hoddinott, N. Kumar and M. Olivier, “Social protection, food security and assets”, revised version submitted to World Development, September 2016.

J. Hoddinott, S. Sandström and J. Upton, “The impact of cash and food transfers: Evidence from a randomized intervention in Niger”, under second revision for American Journal of Agricultural Economics, October 2014.

 

 
Selected Keywords:
food security, undernutrition, social protection, agriculture, Bangladesh, Ethiopia

 
The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.