My dissertation research applies dynamic programming tools in two different contexts. In my first and second essay, I study the impact of high feed and energy costs on the profitability and decision making of Nigerian poultry farmers using a dynamic programming approach. In my third dissertation essay, I examine income dynamics of subpopulations in the United States by applying the poverty trap theory to study female and black headed households. My essays are a combination of my fields: development economics and agribusiness management.
I will be attending AEA this coming January.