Edward Whitney

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Edward Whitney


Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of California, Davis

Office: 2161 SSH
Phone: (530) 746-8072
Email: ude.sivadcu@yentihwme

Education

Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics. UC Davis. in progress.

M.A. in International Development. American University. May 2012.

B.S. in Economics. University of Utah. May 2006.


Professional Experience

Research Analyst. August 2012 to August 2015. International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Washington, DC.

Consultant. May 2012 to June 2012. World Bank. Washington, DC.

Intern. May 2011 to July 2012. IFPRI. Washington, DC.


Research and Publications

Areas of interest include Development Economics, Evaluation Methodology, Poverty Dynamics, and Applied Microeconomics.


Journal Articles

Kilic, Talip, Edward Whitney, and Paul Winters. 2015. “Decentralised beneficiary targeting in large-scale development programmes: insights from the Malawi Farm Input Subsidy Programme.” Journal of African Economies 24.1, pp. 26–56. Abstract available here.


Book Chapters

Whitney, Edward, Hina Nazli, and Kristi Mahrt. 2017. “Poverty trends in Pakistan.” In: Measuring Poverty and Wellbeing in Developing Countries. UNU-WIDER. Oxford University Press. Abstract available here.

Malik, Sohail J, Hina Nazli, Edward Whitney, Asma Shahzad, and Amina Mehmood. 2016. “Consumption, Nutrition, and Poverty.” In: Agriculture and the Rural Economy in Pakistan: Issues, Outlooks, and Policy Priorities. IFPRI. University of Pennsylvania Press. Abstract available here.

Malik, Sohail J, Shujat Ali, Riaz Khalid, Edward Whitney, Mehrab Malek, and Ahmad Waqas. 2016. “Agriculture, Land, and Productivity in Pakistan.” In: Agriculture and the Rural Economy in Pakistan: Issues, Outlooks, and Policy Priorities. IFPRI. University of Pennsylvania Press. Abstract available here.


Working Papers

Cameron, Drew, Edward Whitney, and Paul Winters. 2015. “The Effects of Land Titling on the Urban Poor: a Replication of Property Rights for the Poor.” 3IE Replication Paper Series Vol. 9. Washington, DC: International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3IE). Abstract available here.

Nazli, Hina, Edward Whitney, and Kristi Mahrt. 2015. “Poverty trends in Pakistan.” WIDER Working Paper 2015/136. Helsinki, FI: UNU-WIDER. Full download available here.

Malik, Sohail J, Hina Nazli, and Edward Whitney. 2014. “Food Consumption Patterns and Implications for Poverty Reduction in Pakistan.” Presented at the 30th Annual General Meeting and Conference of Pakistan Society of Development Economists, Islamabad. Full download available here.

Malik, Sohail J, Hina Nazli, and Edward Whitney. 2014. “The Official Estimates of Poverty in Pakistan–What is Wrong and Why?–Illustrations using the Government of Pakistan Household Integrated Economic Survey.” PSSP Working Paper 26. Washington, DC: IFPRI. Full download available here.

Nazli, Hina, Syed Hamza Haider, Stephanie Hausladen, Asjad Tariq, Hassan Shafiq, Saqib Shahzad, Amina Mehmood, Asma Shahzad, and Edward Whitney. 2012. “Pakistan Rural Household Panel Survey 2012 (Round 1): Household Characteristics.” PSSP Working Paper 8. Washington, DC: IFPRI. Full download available here.


Conference Presentations

Pakistan Strategy Support Program annual conference. Ministry of Planning. Islamabad, Pakistan. January 20- 24, 2014.

ATPC-FAO policy forum. Beijing, China. November 12-13, 2013.


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

Dean’s Circle Graduate Award Fellowship. UC Davis. 2016–2017.

Funding for replication study. 3IE Replication Window No. 2. 2013.

Dean’s List. University of Utah. 2003–2004, 2004–2005, 2005–2006.

Departmental Scholarship. University of Utah. 2003–2004, 2004–2005, 2005–2006.

Phi Beta Kappa. Alpha of Utah. 2006.

Beehive Honor Society. University Utah. 2006.

Golden Key Honor Society. 2005.


Courses and Trainings Taught

“Stata for Economics/Development.” Course No. SIS-638-002. School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC. Spring semester 2014.

“Poverty Mapping Using Small Area Estimation.” Training session hosted by IFPRI-PSSP for local researchers and policymakers. Serena Hotel, Islamabad, Pakistan. May 26-30, 2014.


Service

Editorial team member. www.econthatmatters.com. 2016-present.

Treasurer. International Development Program Student Association, School of International Service, American University. 2011-2012.

Volunteer. Campaign to Elect Luke Garrott to Salt Lake City Council. 2007.

Founding member. Board of Directors, Salt Lake City Bicycle Collective. 2001-2005.


Miscellaneous

Human languages: English (native), Spanish (proficient).

Programming languages: Stata, LaTeX, R, Matlab, Gauss, GAMS, and ArcGIS.