Eminent Speakers' Forum on Global Development（November 13, 2019）
Tokyo International University
hristopher Edmonds is Associate Professor of Development and International Economics at Tokyo International University (TIU). He has a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) from the University of California - Berkeley (UC-Berkeley). He also has master degree in ARE from UC-Berkeley and in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.
Prof. Edmonds has numerous publications in areas ranging from agriculture and rural development, economics of climate change, impact evaluation, international trade (empirical), and tourism economics. Before joining TIU's faculty, Prof. Edmonds worked at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), where he managed economic research work and assisted on a number of ADB's technical assistance projects and loan and grant project teams in a number of ADB Departments (Economic Research, East Asia, Pacific).
He held the following posts earlier in his career: Assistant Professor/Specialist at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, the University of Hawaii-Mānoa (UH-M), Research Fellow at the East-West Center (EWC), and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Economics Department of UH-M. His first job after completing his Ph.D. was working International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) as an Affiliate Scientist at where he researched land use change and technology adoption in rain-fed rice growing
areas of Eastern India (Bihar Plateau and Sundarbans) and Vietnam (Mekong Delta).