Brian Dillion

Brian Dillon

Position Title
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington

AMA Innovation Lab Principal Investigator


Brian Dillon is a development economist whose work focuses on agriculture, food policy, ICT, linkages between food and energy markets, measuring risk and expectations, and related topics.  His field work takes place primarily in east Africa. Brian received his Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University in 2011. He earned a BS in Mathematics and a BA in Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago, and an M.Phil. in Economics as a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining the Evans School faculty he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Cornell Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Brian has received research funding from the National Science Foundation, the World Bank, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, IZA, and the Institute for Social Sciences at Cornell University.