Cheryl Doss, Development Economist

Senior Lecturer, African Studies and Economics, Yale University
Office: 309 Luce Hall
Phone: Phone: 203-432-9395

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.

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.

Cheryl Doss works with a range of international organizations on issues including gender and agriculture, intrahousehold resource allocation, and women’s asset ownership. Currently, she is an advisor to the “Policies, Institutions, and Markets” research program of the International Food Policy Research Institute IFPRI). In recent years, she has also worked with UN Women, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Bank, DFID , the Africa Development Bank, and the UN Foundation on issues of women’s asset ownership.

She has published widely in academic journals in economics, agricultural economics, and development studies.