Chris Barrett on a Theory of Resilience

Date: August 2, 2013
Speaker: Christopher Barrett
Location: Washington, DC

During the first lead-in policy seminar for the 2020 policy conference, Dr. Christopher Barrett, Professor of Economics, Cornell University, presented a theory of resilience for international development that he developed with fellow Cornell University colleague Mark Constas. With the increasing but often ill-defined use of “resilience” by development and humanitarian communities, Barrett and Constas call for a more precise theory of resilience and methods of measurement that will more effectively contribute to the reduction of chronic poverty and food insecurity.