The African Growth and Development Policy Modeling Consortium is an initiative aimed at positioning African experts to take a leadership role in the study of strategic development questions and the broader agricultural growth and policy debate facing African countries.
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Carren Pindiriri recently completed AGRODEP Working Paper No. 15, "Modeling the Determinants of Poverty in Zimbabwe." He is a citizen of Zimbabwe and has been an AGRODEP member since April 2013. Carren is a Lecturer and a Ph.D. Student at the University of Zimbabwe. In this position, Carren teaches econometrics and natural resource economics. Before joining the University of Zimbabwe, Carren worked for the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe. He holds a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe and an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Oslo and the University of Zimbabwe. He specializes in applied econometrics. His research interests include growth and technological adoption in African economies, the economic costs of climate change, and the vulnerability of African farmers to extreme weather events.