Katrina Kosec, Adjunct Faculty

Katrina Kosec, PhD is a Research Fellow in the Development Strategy and Governance Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) where she serves as Theme Leader on Public Investment.

She works at the intersection of development economics, political economy, and public economics. Her current research investigates the impacts of decentralization and other institutional reforms and innovations on public service delivery, environmental investments, and economic growth. She also examines the institutional and cultural factors driving labor supply decisions, migration, and other behaviors of and investments by the poor. Her current work is concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Prior to joining IFPRI, Katrina worked in the Human Development Group for the Latin America and the Caribbean Region at the World Bank, the AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies, and the Development Research Group at the World Bank.

Katrina holds a Ph.D. in Political Economics from Stanford University, an M.A. in Economics from Stanford University, and a B.Sc. in International Political Economy from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. At Stanford, Katrina was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in Economics. She teaches Global Political Economy.