Andrew Dillon is an associate professor in the tenure system at Michigan State University in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics until August 2018. In September 2018, he will begin an appointment in the Kellogg School of Management and the Global Poverty Research Lab at Northwestern University.
His current research focuses on household labor supply and education decisions, the interrelationship of agriculture, health and nutrition, and social network effects on technology adoption.
His ongoing projects are currently being implemented with government agencies, private sector firms, and NGOs in Burkina Faso, Mali and Nigeria. Andrew holds a PhD in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali from 1999-2001. He lived in Kolondieba, Mali for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer and one year in Niafunke, Mali as a graduate student working across northern Mali. Much of his research program is supported by collecting new multi-topic household survey data of which he has contributed to the design and supervision of over 30 new surveys during the past 8 years.