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Sherman Robinson - Research Fellow

Globalisation
E: s.robinson@ids.ac.uk

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Sherman Robinson no longer works at IDS.

Economist with research interests in international trade, macroeconomic policy, income distribution, poverty, and policy-oriented general equilibrium modeling. His work on international trade has focused on the impact of global and regional trade agreements. Sherman holds a joint appointment as Professor of Economics at the University of Sussex.

This project aims to create and strengthen analytical and practical capacity of policy analysis in Ethiopia and to support the government in its endeavours to meet the challenges of the MDGs.

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Pilot project to develop a dynamic multisectoral modelling framework for climate change impact and adaptation policy assessment.

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Studying the impact of trade policy changes and other changes in the international economic environment.

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This project involves a case-study approach to develop an economywide modeling framework for comparative analysis of climate change adaptation strategies linked to impact models.

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The Foresight project Global Food and Farming Futures explores the increasing pressures on the global food system between now and 2050. The Report highlights the decisions that policy makers need to take today, and in the years ahead, to ensure that a global population rising to nine billion or more can be fed sustainably and equitably.

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The Foresight Project on Global Food and Farming Futures addresses the question: ‘How can a future global population of 9 billion people all be fed healthily and sustainably?'

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This project used a global trade model to gauge the impact of a slowdown in economic activity in the OECD on trade performance, world prices and aggregate welfare in the rest of the world.

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IDS publications on international development research

Food Security: The Challenge of Feeding 9 Billion People

Science 327 (2010)

Continuing population and consumption growth will mean that the global demand for food will increase for at least another 40 years. Growing competition for land, water, and energy, in addition to the overexploitation of fisheries, will affect our ability to produce food, as will the urgent requirement to reduce the impact of the food system on the environment. More details

IDS publications on international development research

Aid, Growth, and Real Exchange Rate Dynamics

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper WPS4480 (2008)

Thematic Expertise:
Trade and Growth; Poverty.