Amarachi Utah

Ph.D. Graduate, Demography, University of Pennsylvania

Ph.D., Demography, University of Pennsylvania, 2018
M.A., International Development Economics, American University, 2012
J.D., Law, Villanova University, 2008
B.S., Finance and Banking, Lincoln University, 2005

Entered Program: 
Dissertation Chair: 
Hans-Peter Kohler
Dissertation Committee Member: 
Jere R. Behrman
Dissertation Committee Member: 
Michel Guillot
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Since 2010, Amarachi has worked as a Research Analyst at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) conducting macro policy analysis of agricultural trade strategy, food security, and micro-level household farm behavior linked to agricultural and regional economy-wide models. During this time she also worked as a consultant with the Development Economics Unit of the World Bank’s Agriculture and Rural Development Division where she worked extensively on the implementation of several rounds of the Living Standards Measurement Study - Integrated Surveys on Agriculture (LSMS-ISA) administered by the World Bank in Nigeria, Ethiopia and Malawi. Amarachi’s primary research interests include food security, labor, migration, growth, structural transformation and poverty reduction in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to University of Pennsylvania, Amarachi completed her JD in International Law from Villanova University, and her MA in Development Economics from American University.