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Ange Kakpo

Ph.D. Student

Ange is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AAEC), with research interests in Development Economics, Climate Change, and Production Economics. His current research focuses on documenting shocks' impacts on millet markets in Niger (West Africa) using remote sensing data. His research also explores the different pathways through which weather shocks could affect farmers' perverse marketing behaviors.

Before joining AAEC, Ange completed a master’s degree in Agricultural Food and Resource Economics from Michigan State University (MSU).  His master’s research investigated the profitability of farm inputs use by horticultural farmers in Mali (West Africa). After his master's, he spent a year as a teaching and research assistant at MSU where he was involved in data cleaning and analysis for a study that investigates female participation in rural non-farm employment using the World Bank LSMS Data for four countries. Ange’s undergraduate research explored the drivers of the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to access agricultural information in rice production in Benin (West Africa).