Travis Lybbert is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis. He earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Economics from Cornell University, where he also taught engineering economics in the Operations Research Department. Dr. Lybbert conducts research in four interrelated areas of applied economics: risk, poverty dynamics, technology, and environment. Often motivated by international economic development problems, he has worked in North Africa, India, and in the Intellectual Property Division of the World Trade Organization. Among his current research projects, Dr. Lybbert is assessing drought risk, drought coping and vulnerability in Morocco and Burkina Faso; risk and poverty dynamics among Kenyan pastoralists; micronutrient supplements and household welfare in Malawi, Burkina Faso and Ghana; cell phones and adult literacy in Niger; and the adoption of laser land leveling among poor Indian farmers. Dr. Lybbert currently teaches PhD, masters and undergraduate courses in economic development and applied economics.