Georges Mavrotas

Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Visiting Professor, Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Senior Fellow, FERDI


Georges Mavrotas is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute and the Program Leader of the Nigeria Strategy Support Program in the IFPRI Abuja Office.

Other current honorary appointments include Visiting Professor at the Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp, Belgium, and Senior Fellow at the FERDI.
George Mavrotas is a leading international development economist. He has an extensive developing country experience (particularly in Africa and Asia) and very substantial experience as an advisor to various international organizations, donor and government agencies, and the broad policymaking community, and extensive exposure to high level policy debates in international development. He has also been a member of various international committees of leading experts in international development.

He is a renowned scholar and expert in the overall nexus between macroeconomics and development finance. Other research interests include agricultural policies, poverty and agricultural transformation, youth employment and the agricultural sector, primary commodity markets and natural resources, human capital development (with an emphasis on the economics of education & training) as well as international migration and urbanization and development.

Dr. Mavrotas is widely published in a broad range of research areas in international development and he is the author and co-author of more than 120 publications, including numerous papers in peer-reviewed leading journals and 9 books.