E. Evenson is Professor of Economics at Yale University. He
began his career as a farmer in southern Minnesota, then earned
M.Sc. in agricultural economics from the University of Minnesota,
followed by a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.
He joined the Yale faculty in 1969, and is the author or co-author
of hundreds of scientific papers on agricultural productivity
economic growth in low-income countries. From 1997 to 2000 he
Director of the Economic Growth Center at Yale University. His
most recent book, Crop Variety Improvement and Its Effect on
Productivity: The Impact of International Agricultural Research,
the definitive study of the role of the "green revolution" in
reducing poverty in developing countries.