Visiting professor
Ph.D. Economics, Harvard University
M.Sc. Nutrition, Cornell University.


Harold Alderman has extensive research and professional experience on the economics of nutrition and food policy. He spent 10 years at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) where he conducted research in the Consumption and Food Nutrition Policy Program. He joined the World Bank in 1991 where he divided his time between the Development Research Group and the Africa region. He was responsible for a variety of projects, in numerous countries in Africa and Asia, including technical assistance on poverty mapping, research on nutrition, education and labor, agricultural sector strategic planning and social protection policy. He rejoined IFPRI in 2012, as Senior Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division. His current research has focused on the linkages between nutrition and early child development and the means by which nutrition and social protection programs contribute to long term economic growth. His teaching experience includes Cornell University, Yale University, University of California, Berkeley, The Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo.