Andrew Bell

Core Faculty Member, Land Use and Livelihoods Initiative

PhD in Resource Ecology and Management, University of Michigan
Masters of Applied Science in Environmental Engineering, Waseda University, Japan
Bachelors of Applied Science in Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada

Andrew Bell is an Affiliate Faculty Member of the Human Capital Initiative and a Core Faculty Member for the Land Use and Livelihoods Initiative at the Boston University Global Development Policy Center. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth & Environment at Boston University. Prior to his appointment at BU, Andrew was a Research Fellow at IFPRI (2012-2014) and an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at NYU NY and Abu Dhabi (2015-2020). Andrew’s work is focused on rural livelihoods decision-making, using surveys and experiments to elicit behaviors at the individual scale, and agent-based models to examine consequences at the system scale. He has applied parts of this toolkit to examine irrigation systems in Pakistan and Bangladesh; agricultural adoption in Malawi; insect-based ecosystem services in Cambodia and Vietnam; and human-wildlife conflict in Kenya, Madagascar, Gabon and Scotland.

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