Areas of Expertise
Ph.D. (Applied Economics), Cornell University, 2006
M.Sc. (Economics), Universite de Montreal, 2001
B.Sc., Universite de Montreal, 1999
Current projects: Food Prices and Social Movements, Impact Evaluation of Insurance for Agricultural Producers
Research Description: I am an agricultural economist whose research focuses on development policy and a development economist whose research focuses on agricultural development.
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Marc F. Bellemare was born in Montreal in 1976. After obtaining a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. from the Université de Montréal, he spent four months working at the International Fund for Agricultural Development, a specialized agency of the United Nations in Rome, Italy.
He then attended Cornell University for his Ph.D., during which time he spent eight months collecting data in Madagascar and where he wrote a dissertation entitled "Three Essays on Agrarian Contracts", which won him the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2007. His fields of interest are development economics and law and economics, and he has conducted research on market participation, agrarian contracts, land use and land rights as well as risk management in developing countries, and on music piracy among college students in the United States.