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, Guatemala and India. 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.
I am interested in the causes of poverty, food insecurity and undernutrition, and the design and evaluation of interventions that would reduce these. I have also undertaken work on poverty dynamics, intrahousehold resource allocation, schooling, labour markets, aid allocation and on improving survey methods.
My current research interests focus on the links between economics (especially social protection, agriculture, and gender), food security, and human capital formation with a focus on early life nutrition. I have led or participated in the evaluations of some of the largest social protection programs in low- and middle-income countries, including the Vulnerable Group Development scheme in Bangladesh, Brazil’s Bolsa Familia cash transfer program, Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme, PROGRESA in Mexico and South Africa’s Child Support Grant. Throughout my career, I have been heavily involved in primary data collection through living in a mud hut in western Kenya and a small town near Timbucktu Mali as well as developing longitudinal and cross-sectional household and community surveys in Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Niger, and Zimbabwe. I have given more than 200 formal presentations of this work, as well as informal presentations to audiences including cabinet ministers, Canadian parliamentarians, members of the United States House of Representatives, senior officials in various governments, donor and UN agencies, and village leaders in various African countries. My work has been cited in media outlets including the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the Economist, Newsweek, the New York Times, Slate, the Times of India, Vox, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.
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, India, and Guatemala.
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.
NS 4480/6480: Economics of food and malnutrition
AEM 4485/6485: Economics of food and malnutrition
AEM/ECON 7650: Development microeconomics graduate research seminar
NS 1400: Introduction to Human Biology, Health and Society
[J134] S. Roy, M. Hidrobo, J. Hoddinott, B. Koch, and A. Ahmed, 2024. Can transfers and behavior change communication reduce intimate partner violence four years post-program? Experimental evidence from Bangladesh, Journal of Human Resources, 59(6).
[J133] S. Lee, C. Barrett, and J. Hoddinott. Food security dynamics in the United States, 2001-2017, forthcoming, American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
[J132] A. Ahmed, J. Hoddinott, S. Roy, E. Sraboni, Transfers, nutrition programming, and economic well-being: Experimental evidence from Bangladesh, forthcoming, World Development.
[J131] A. Ahmed, F. Coleman, J. Ghostlaw, J. Hoddinott, P. Menon, A. Parvin, A. Pereira, A. Quisumbing, S. Roy, and M. Younus, forthcoming. Increasing Production Diversity and Diet Quality: Evidence from Bangladesh, American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
[J130] B. Larsen, J. Hoddinott and S. Razvi. Investing in Nutrition – a Global Best Investment case, forthcoming, Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis.
[J129] A. Ahmed, F. Coleman, J. Hoddinott, P. Menon, A. Parvin, A. Pereira, A. Quisumbing, and S. Roy, forthcoming. Comparing delivery channels to promote nutrition-sensitive agriculture: A cluster-randomized controlled trial in Bangladesh, Food Policy.
[J128] A. Ahmed, M. Bakhtiar, D. Gilligan, J. Hoddinott and S. Roy. Private transfers, public transfers, and food insecurity during the time of COVID-19: Evidence from Bangladesh, forthcoming, Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy. https://doi.org/10.1002/aepp.13373
[J127] L. von Grafenstein, S. Klasen, and J. Hoddinott. The Indian Enigma revisited, 2023, Economics and Human Biology, 49: 101237.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2023.101237
[J126] F. Coleman, A. Ahmed, A. Quisumbing, S. Roy, and J. Hoddinott, 2023. Diets of Men and Women in Rural Bangladesh are Equitable but Suboptimal, Current Developments in Nutrition, 7(7). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cdnut.2023.100107
[J125] J. Golan and J. Hoddinott, 2023. Validation of the 24-hour recall of time use and perceived exertion survey in females in rural Tigray, Ethiopia, Current Developments in Nutrition, 7(7). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cdnut.2023.100064
[J124] Y. Han, S. Park, J.E. Kim, J. Hoddinott, 2023. Providing paternal BCC, maternal BCC and food vouchers resulted in smaller improvements in child dietary diversity compared to providing maternal BCC and food vouchers in a cluster randomized control trial in rural Ethiopia, Journal of Nutrition 153(2): 569-578. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tjnut.2022.12.023
[J123] K. Abay, G. Berhane, J. Hoddinott and K. Tafere, 2023. COVID-19 and Food Security in Ethiopia: Do Social Protection Programs Protect? Economic Development and Cultural Change 71(2): 373-402. [Lead article] https://doi.org/10.1086/715831.
[J122] K. Abay. G. Berhane, J. Hoddinott and K. Tafere. 2022. Respondent fatigue leads to reductions in dietary diversity scores reported from mobile phone surveys in Ethiopia during the Covid-19 pandemic, Journal of Nutrition 152(10): 2269-2276. https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxac153
[J121] R. Sabates-Wheeler, K. Hirvonen, J. Lind, J. Hoddinott. 2022. Expanding social protection coverage with humanitarian aid: Lessons on targeting and transfer values from Ethiopia, Journal of Development Studies 58(10): 1981-2000. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2022.2096443
[J120] G. Wable Grandner, K. Rasmussen, K. Dickin, P. Menon, T. Yeh, J. Hoddinott, 2022. Storytelling for persuasion: Insights from community health workers on how they engage family members to improve adoption of recommended maternal nutrition and breastfeeding behaviors in rural Bangladesh, Maternal and Child Nutrition 18(4): e13408. https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.13408
[J119] S. Blom, J. Hoddinott, and A. Ortiz-Bobea, 2022. Heat Exposure and Child Nutrition: Evidence from West Africa, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 115: 102698. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeem.2022.102698.
[J118] M. Onah, J. Hoddinott, and S. Horton, 2022. Qualitative exploration of the dynamics of women’s dietary diversity. How much does economic empowerment matter? Public Health Nutrition 25(6): 1461-1471.
[J117] Sk M. Billah, T. Ferdous, P. Kelly, J. Hoddinott, S. El Arifeen and seven others, 2022. The effect of m-health aided one-to-one counselling to support exclusive breastfeeding among 0–5-month-old infants in rural Bangladesh” Maternal and Child Nutrition 18(3): e13377. https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.13377
[J116] N. Akseer, H. Tasic; M. Onah, J. Wigle, R. Rajakumar, D. Sanchez, J. Akuoku, R. Black, B. Horta, N. Nwuneli, R. Shine, K. Wazny, N. Japra, M. Shekar and J. Hoddinott, 2022, “Economic costs of childhood stunting to the private sector in low- and middle-income countries” EClinicalMedicine (Part of Lancet Discovery Science), 45: 101320. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2022.101320
[J115] J. Lind, R. Sabates-Wheeler, J. Hoddinott and A.S. Taffesse, 2022, “Targeting social transfers in Ethiopia’s agro-pastoralist and pastoralist societies", Development and Change, 53(2): 279-307. https://doi.org/10.1111/dech.12694
[J114] Sk M. Billah, T. Ferdous, P. Kelly, J. Hoddinott, S. El Arifeen and seven others, 2022. “The effect of nutrition counselling of mothers using a digital job-aid to improve dietary diversity among children aged 6-23 months, a cluster randomised controlled trial in rural Bangladesh”, Maternal and Child Nutrition, https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.13267.
[J113] D. Tiruneh, R. Sabates, C. Rolleston and J. Hoddinott, 2021. Trends in mathematics learning in Ethiopia: 2012 – 2019. Bahir Dar Journal of Education 21(1): 26-45.
[J112] A. Quisumbing, A. Ahmed, J. Hoddinott, A. Pereira and S. Roy, 2021. Designing for empowerment impact in agricultural development projects: Experimental evidence from the Agriculture, Nutrition, and Gender Linkages (ANGeL) Project in Bangladesh, World Development 146: 105622. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105622.
[J111] C. Barrett, K. Ghezzi-Kopel, J. Hoddinott, N. Homami, E. Tennant, J. Upton, and T. Wu, 2021. A Scoping Review of the Development Resilience Literature: Theory, Methods and Evidence, World Development 146: 105612. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105612.
[J110] M. Filipski, G. Rosenbach, E. Tiburcio, P. Dorosh, and J. Hoddinott, 2021, “Refugees Who Mean Business: Economic Activities in and around the Rohingya Settlements in Bangladesh”, Journal of Refugee Studies, 34(1): 1202-1242. https://doi.org/10.1093/jrs/feaa059
[J109] R. Sabates-Wheeler, J. Lind and J. Hoddinott, 2021, “Graduation after ten years of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme: Surviving but still not thriving" Development Policy Review, 39(4): 511-531. [Lead article] http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dpr.12515
[J108] M. Santoso, R. Bezner Kerr, N. Kassim, H. Martin, E. Mtinda, P. Njau, K. Mtei, J. Hoddinott, S. Young, 2021, “A participatory agroecology intervention improves food security, gender equity, and children’s diets in rural Tanzania”, Journal of Nutrition, 151(7): 2010-2021. [Editor’s Choice]. https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxab052
[J107] A. Ahmed, J. Hoddinott, N. Abedin, and N. Z. Hossain, 2021, “Economic and health impacts of genetically modified eggplant: Results from a randomized controlled trial of Bt brinjal in Bangladesh”, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 103(4): 1186-1206. [Lead article] https://doi.org/10.1111/ajae.12162
[J106] E. Kirkwood, M. Dibley, J. Hoddinott, T. Huda, S. E. Arifeen and seven others, 2021, “Assessing the impact of a combined nutrition counselling and cash transfer intervention on women’s empowerment in rural Bangladesh: A study protocol”, BMJ Open, 11: e044263. https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/11/6/e044263.full?ijkey=fN5MmsuZAuHv4Ih&keytype=ref.
[J105] K. Hirvonen and J. Hoddinott, 2021. “Beneficiary views on cash and in-kind payments: Evidence from Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme”, World Bank Economic Review, 35(2): 398-413. https://doi.org/10.1093/wber/lhaa002.
[J104] M. Onah, S. Horton and J. Hoddinott, 2021. “What empowerment indicators are important for food consumption for women? Evidence from 5 sub-Sahara African countries”, PLoS One 16(4): e0250014. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0250014.
[J103] G. Wable Grandner, K. Rasmussen, K. Dickin, P. Menon, R. Kanbur and J. Hoddinott, 2021, “Assessing statistical similarity in dietary intakes of women of reproductive age in Bangladesh", Maternal and Child Nutrition, 17(2):e13086. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mcn.13086
[J102] M. Ramírez-Luzuriaga, J. Hoddinott, R. Martorell, M. Ramírez-Zea, and A. Stein, 2021, “Early-life nutrition and subsequent international migration: A prospective study in rural Guatemala”, Journal of Nutrition, 151(1): 716-721. https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxaa379
[J101] M. Ramírez-Luzuriaga, J. Hoddinott, R. Martorell, S. Patel, M. Ramírez-Zea, R. Waford and A. Stein, 2021, “Linear growth trajectories in early childhood and adult cognitive and socioemotional functioning in a Guatemalan cohort”, Journal of Nutrition, 151(1): 206-213. https://doi.org/10.1093/jn/nxaa337
[J100] T. Huda, A. Alam, T. Tahsina, J. Hoddinott, M. Dibley and 13 others, 2020. “Assessing the impact of a combined nutrition counselling and cash transfer intervention on women’s empowerment in rural Bangladesh: A randomised control trial protocol”, BMC Public Health, 20(1776). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09780-5
[J99] E. Knippenberg, D. Jolliffe and J. Hoddinott, 2020. "Land Fragmentation and Food Insecurity in Ethiopia", American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 102(5): 1557-1577.
[J98] S. Devereux, C. Béné and J. Hoddinott, 2020. “Conceptualising COVID-19’s impacts on household food security", Food Security 12: 769-772. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-020-01085-0
[J97] J. Hoddinott and T. Mekasha, 2020, “Social protection, household size and its determinants: Evidence from Ethiopia”, Journal of Development Studies 56(10): 1818-1837. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00220388.2020.1736283.
[J96] Behrman, J, J. Hoddinott and J. Maluccio, 2020. Nutrition, adult cognitive skills and productivity: Results and influence of the Oriente Longitudinal Study, Food and Nutrition Bulletin 41(1S): 541-549
[J95] J. Hoddinott, P. Dorosh, M. Filipski, G. Rosenbach and E. Tiburcio, 2020, “Food transfers, electronic food vouchers and child nutritional status among Rohingya children living in Bangladesh”, PLoS One https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0230457.
[J94] A. Quisumbing, A. Ahmed, D. Gilligan, J. Hoddinott, N. Kumar, J. Leroy, P. Menon, D. Olney, S. Roy and M. Ruel, 2020, “Randomized controlled trials of multi-sectoral programs: Lessons from development research”, World Development 127(Article 104816) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.104822.
[J93] F. Gomes, S. Adu-Afarwuah, C. Ajello, G. Bergeron, R. Black, J. Hoddinott and 21 others, 2020, “Setting research priorities on multiple micronutrient supplementation in pregnancy”, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1465: 76-88. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14267
[J92] S. Roy, M. Hidrobo, J. Hoddinott and A. Ahmed, 2019, “Transfers, behavior change communication, and intimate partner violence: Post-program evidence from rural Bangladesh”, Review of Economics and Statistics 101(5): 865-877. https://doi.org/10.1162/rest_a_00791
[J91] M. Santoso, R. Bezner Kerr, J. Hoddinott, P. Garigipati, S. Olmos and S. Young, 2019, “What is the role of women’s empowerment in child nutrition outcomes? A systematic review”, Advances in Nutrition, 10(6): 1138-1151. https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmz056
[J90] D. Headey, K. Hirvonen, J. Hoddinott and D. Stifel, 2019, "Rural food markets and child nutrition”, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 101(5): 1311-1327. [Lead article]. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajae/aaz032.
[J89] M. Bourassa, S. Osendarp, S. Adu-Afarwuah, S. Ahmed, J. Hoddinott and 24 others, 2019, “Review of the evidence regarding the use of antenatal multiple micronutrient supplementation in low- and middle-income countries”, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1444 (1): 6-21. https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.14121
[J87] S. Gillespie, J. Hoddinott, N. Nisbett, S. Arifeen and M. van den Bold, 2018, “Evidence to Action: Highlights from Transform Nutrition Research (2012-17)”, Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 39(3): 335-360 [Lead article]. https://doi.org/10.1177/0379572118788155
[J86] J. Hoddinott, S. Sandström and J. Upton, 2018, “The impact of cash and food transfers: Evidence from a randomized intervention in Niger”, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 100(4): 1032-1049. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajae/aay019
[J85] N. D. Ford, J. Behrman, J. Hoddinott, J. Maluccio, R. Martorell, M. Ramirez-Zea and A. D. Stein, 2018, “Exposure to improved nutrition from conception to age 2 y and adult cardiometabolic disease risk”, Lancet Global Health, 6(8): e875-e884. : https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30231-6
[J84] J. Hoddinott, A. Ahmed and S. Roy, 2018, “Randomized control trials demonstrate that nutrition sensitive social protection interventions increase the use of Sprinkles and other iron supplements in rural pre-school Bangladeshi children", Public Health Nutrition, 21(9): 1753-1761. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980017004232
[J83] J. Hoddinott, 2018, “The investment case for folic acid fortification in developing countries”, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1414(1): 72-81. : https://doi.org/10.1111/nyas.13527
[J82] J. Hoddinott, A. Ahmed, N. Karachiwalla and S. Roy, 2018, “Nutrition behaviour change communication causes sustained effects on IYCN knowledge in two cluster-randomised trials in Bangladesh”, Maternal and Child Nutrition, 14(1). https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12498
[J81] M. Hidrobo, J. Hoddinott, N. Kumar and M. Olivier, 2018, “Social protection, food security and assets”, World Development, 101: 88-103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.08.014
[J80] J. Hoddinott, I. Ahmed, A. Ahmed and S. Roy, 2017. “Behavior change communication activities and their impact on infant and young child nutrition knowledge and practice of neighboring non-participants in rural Bangladesh”, PLoS One. : https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0179866
[J79] K. Hirvonen and J. Hoddinott, 2017. “Agricultural production and children’s diets: Evidence from rural Ethiopia”, Agricultural Economics, 49(4): 469-480. : https://doi.org/10.1111/agec.12348
[J78] C. Heinrich, J. Hoddinott, and M. Samson, 2017. “Reducing adolescent risky behaviors in a high-risk context: The effects of unconditional cash transfers in South Africa”, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 65(4): 619-652. https://doi.org/10.1086/691552
[J77] D. Headey, J. Hoddinott and S. Park, 2017. “Accounting for nutritional changes in six success stories: A regression-decomposition approach”, Global Food Security, 13: 12-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2017.02.003
[J76] K. Hirvonen, J. Hoddinott, B. Minten and D. Stifel, 2017. “Children’s diets, nutrition knowledge, and access to markets", World Development, 95: 303-315. : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.02.031
[J75] D. Headey and J. Hoddinott, 2016. “Agriculture, nutrition and the Green Revolution in Bangladesh”, Agricultural Systems, 149: 122-131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2016.09.001
[J74] 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. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/mcn.12355
[J73] 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. https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12274
[J72] 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2016.03.002
[J71] 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joep.2015.11.005
[J70] D. Headey and J. Hoddinott, 2015. “Understanding the rapid reduction of undernutrition in Nepal, 2001–2011”, PLoS One, 10(12): e0145738 (13pp). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0145738
[J69] J. Hoddinott, D. Headey, and M. Dereje, 2015. “Cows, missing milk markets and nutrition in rural Ethiopia,” Journal of Development Studies, 51(8): 958-975. https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2015.1018903
[J68] A. de Brauw, D. Gilligan, J. Hoddinott and S. Roy, 2015. “The impact of Bolsa Família on schooling” World Development, 70(6): 303-316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2015.02.001
[J67] A. Margolies and J. Hoddinott, 2015. “Costing alternative transfer modalities”, Journal of Development Effectiveness, 7(1): 1-17 [Lead article]. https://doi.org/10.1080/19439342.2014.984745
[J66] A. de Brauw, D. Gilligan, J. Hoddinott and S. Roy, 2015. “Bolsa Família and household labor supply” Economic Development and Cultural Change, 63(3): 423-457 [Lead article]. https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/680092
[J65] D. Headey, J. Hoddinott, D. Ali, R. Tesfaye and M. Dereje, 2015. “The other Asian enigma: Explaining the rapid reduction of malnutrition in Bangladesh”, World Development, 66(2): 749-761. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.09.022
[J64] J. Heathers, J. Hoel, S. Wegerif, B. Schwab, N. Ledlie, K. Abay, G. Berhane and J. Hoddinott, 2014. “Smartphone platform survey-scale heart rate collection – A performance evaluation in Ethiopia”, Proceedings of Wireless Health 2014, 1-6.
[J63] G. Berhane, D. Gilligan, J. Hoddinott, N. Kumar and A. Seyoum Taffesse, 2014. “Can Social Protection Work in Africa? Evidence on the impact of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme on food security and assets”, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 63(1): 1-26 [Lead article].
[J62] A. de Brauw, D. Gilligan, J. Hoddinott and S. Roy, 2014. “The Impact of Bolsa Familia on women’s decision-making power,” World Development, 59(July): 487-504. doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2013.02.003
[J61] J. Behrman, J. Hoddinott, J. Maluccio, E. Soler-Hampejsek, E. Behrman, R. Martorell, M. Ramirez-Zea, and A. Stein, 2014. “What Determines Adult Cognitive Skills? Impacts of Pre-School, Schooling and Post-School Experiences in Guatemala,” Latin America Economic Review, 23(4).
[J60] M. Hidrobo, J. Hoddinott, A. Peterman, A. Margolies, and V. Moreira, 2014 “Cash, food, or vouchers? Evidence from a randomized experiment in Northern Ecuador” Journal of Development Economics, 107: 144-156.
[J59] J. Hoddinott, J. Maluccio, J. Behrman, R. Martorell, P. Melgar, A. Quisumbing, M. Ramirez-Zea, A. Stein, and K. Yount, 2013. “Adult consequences of growth failure in early childhood,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 98: 1170-1178.
[J58] J. Hoddinott, H. Alderman, J. Behrman, L. Haddad and S. Horton, 2013. “The economic rationale for investing in stunting reduction”, Maternal and Child Nutrition, 9(Suppl 2): 69-82.
[J57] R. Sabates-Wheeler, J. Lind and J. Hoddinott, 2013. “Implementing social protection in pastoralist areas: how local distribution structures moderate PSNP outcomes in Ethiopia,” World Development, 50(1): pp. 1-12[Lead article].
[J56] S. Mani, J. Hoddinott and J. Strauss, 2013. “Determinants of Schooling Outcomes - Empirical Evidence from Rural Ethiopia”, Journal of African Economies, 22(5): 693-731.
[J55] R. Vargas Hill, N. Kumar and J. Hoddinott, 2013. “Adoption of weather-index insurance: Learning from willingness to pay among a panel of households in rural Ethiopia,” Agricultural Economics, 44(4-5):385-398.
[J54] K. Yount, J. Behrman, J. Hoddinott, J. Maluccio, A. Murphy, and U. Ramakrishnan, 2013. “Does schooling increase and schooling gender gaps decline with increases in parental schooling and wealth? Evidence from over a quarter century in rural Guatemala,” Population Research and Policy Review, 32(4): 495-528, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11113-013-9270-0.
[J53] J. Hoddinott, G. Berhane, D. Gilligan, N. Kumar and A. Seyoum Taffesse, 2012. “The Impact of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme and related transfers on agricultural productivity,” Journal of African Economies, 21(5): 761-786.
[J52] S. Mani, J. Hoddinott and J. Strauss, 2012. “Long-term impact of investments in early schooling – Empirical evidence from rural Ethiopia”, Journal of Development Economics, 99(2): 292-299.
[J51] S. Dercon, J. Hoddinott and T. Woldehanna, 2012. “Growth, poverty and chronic poverty in rural Ethiopia: Evidence from 15 Communities 1994-2009,” Journal of Development Studies, 48(2): 238-253, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00220388.2011.625410
[J50] A. de Brauw and J. Hoddinott, 2011. “Must Conditional Cash Transfer Programs be conditioned to be effective? The impact of conditioning transfers on school enrollment in Mexico,” Journal of Development Economics, 96(2): 359-370. doi:10.1016/j.jdeveco.2010.08.014.
[J49] K. Yount, J. Hoddinott and A. Stein, 2010. “Disability and self-reported health among older women and men in rural Guatemala: The role of obesity and chronic conditions”, Social Science and Medicine 71(8): 1418-1427. DOI: doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.06.046.
[J48] D. Gilligan, J. Hoddinott, and A. Seyoum Taffesse, 2009. “An analysis of Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Programme and its linkages”, Journal of Development Studies 45(10): 1684-1706.
[J47] K. Yount, J. Hoddinott, A. Stein and A. DiGirolamo, 2009. “Individual capital and cognitive aging in Guatemala,” Population Studies 63(3): 295-306.
[J46] J. Behrman, M. C. Calderon, S. Preston, J. Hoddinott, R. Martorell and A. Stein, 2009. “Nutritional supplementation of girls influences the growth of their children: Prospective study in Guatemala,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 90(5): 1372-1379. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3945/ajcn.2009.27524
[J45] S. Dercon, D. Gilligan, J. Hoddinott and T. Woldehanna. 2009. “The impact of roads and agricultural extension on consumption growth and poverty in fifteen Ethiopian villages,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91(4): 1007-1021. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8276.2009.01325.x
[J44] J. Maluccio, J. Hoddinott, J. Behrman, R. Martorell, A. Quisumbing, and A. Stein, 2009. “The impact of nutrition during early childhood on education among Guatemalan Adults”, Economic Journal 119(April): 734-763. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0297.2009.02220.x
[J43] A. Stein, M. Wang, A. DiGirolamo, J. Hoddinott, R. Martorell, M. Ramirez-Zea, and K. Yount, 2009. “Height for Age Increased While Body Mass Index for Age Remained Stable between 1968 and
2007 among Guatemalan Children”, Journal of Nutrition 139(2): 365-369. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3945/jn.108.098343
[J42] M. Islam and J. Hoddinott, 2009, “Evidence of intra-household flypaper effects from a nutrition intervention in rural Guatemala,” Economic Development and Cultural Change 57(2): 215-248. [Lead article] DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/592876
[J41] J. Hoddinott, M. Cohen and C. Barrett, 2008, “Renegotiating the Food Aid Convention: Background, Context, and Issues,” Global Governance 14(3): 283-304. Text/More Information Online (HTML)
[J40] A. Stein, P. Melgar, J. Hoddinott, and R. Martorell, 2008, “Cohort Profile: The INCAP Nutritional Trial Cohort Study,” International Journal of Epidemiology 37(4): 716-720. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyn028
[J39] J. Hoddinott, J. Maluccio, J. Behrman, R. Flores and R. Martorell, 2008, “Effect of a nutrition intervention during early childhood on economic productivity in Guatemalan adults”, The Lancet 371: 411-416. This paper received the CGIAR Science Award for an Outstanding Scientific Article 2009. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(08)60205-6
[J38] J. Hoddinott, 2007, “Social protection: To target or not to target”, IDS Bulletin 38(3): 90-94.
[J37] D. Gilligan and J. Hoddinott, 2007, “Is there persistence in the impact of emergency food aid? Evidence on consumption, food security and assets in rural Ethiopia”, American Journal of Agricultural Economics 89(2): 225-242. [Lead article. Received American Agricultural Economics Association Outstanding Journal Article Award] http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8276.2007.00992.x
[J36] H. Alderman, J. Behrman and J. Hoddinott, 2007, “Economic and nutritional analyses offer substantial synergies for understanding human nutrition”, Journal of Nutrition 137: 537-544.
[J35] H. Alderman, J. Hoddinott and B. Kinsey, 2006, “Long term consequences of early childhood malnutrition”, Oxford Economic Papers 58(3): 450-474. Reprinted in Food Security, ed. by M. Rosegrant, Sage Publications, 2014. Nominated for the CGIAR Science Award for an Outstanding Scientific Article 2007. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oep/gpl008
John's professional activities focus primarily on ongoing research collaborations in Bangladesh and Ethiopia. He is a past Managing Editor of the Journal of African Economies, and past Associate Editor of Economics and Human Biology. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Agricultural and Resource Economics Review and Journal of Development Studies. Since 2016, he has been part of the NEUDC Program Committee.
1989, D. Phil., (Economics), University of Oxford
1986, M.A., (Economics), York University
1984, B.A., (Honours, Economics), University of Toronto