Cheryl Doss is a development economist whose research focuses on issues related to agriculture, assets, and gender, with a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa.
As a Senior Lecturer at Yale University, she has taught widely at the graduate and undergraduate level. Currently she teaches courses on research methods, the economics of Africa, and agricultural development and food security. Her recent teaching at Yale includes: Economic Analysis (for MA students in International Relations); International Economics; Assets, Poverty and Inequality; Global Affairs Capstone (on large-scale investments in agriculture); Challenges in International Relations; and Food Security and Agricultural Development.
Among her research projects, she co-leads the Gender Asset Gap Project, a large-scale effort to collect data and measure individual asset and wealth holdings for men and women in Ecuador, Ghana , and Karnataka, India. This research examines best practices for collecting individual data on assets and also quantifies womenﾒs ownership of and control over productive assets.
She has published widely in academic journals in economics, agricultural economics, and development studies.