Yurani Arias-Granada is a graduate research assistant and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. Her experience covers a wide range of topics in economics, including agriculture, poverty and income measurement, competitiveness, and innovation. She has worked on these topics across different countries in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia.
Prior to joining Purdue University, she worked with international organizations such as the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department and the South Asia unit of the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank, as well as academic, public, and private organizations in Colombia, including Universidad EAFIT, the Planning Department of the Government of Antioquia, and Medellin Chamber of Commerce. Her research interests lie at the intersection of agriculture, development, and environmental economics. She holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in economics from Universidad EAFIT.