About Us

Economics That Really Matters is a blog run by a rotating group of graduate students and early career researchers from several institutions. Our aim is to contribute to the discourse of development economics, encourage debate relevant to poverty reduction and agricultural development, and share thoughts from our research experiences. To learn more about our name and motivation, see this post.

This is a community blog that best serves its purpose when able to host a variety of voices. Therefore, we welcome your contribution. If you are interested in submitting a blog post, we refer you to our style guidelines for inspiration and rules. All posts go through a review process involving two members of our editorial team. If you have ideas, comments, questions, or a draft post for review, please contact us at econthatmatters@cornell.edu.


Spring 2016-Fall 2017: Linden McBride
Spring 2015-Fall 2015: Megan Sheahan

Editorial Team:

Fall 2017: Mohamad AlloushDavid JaumeErwin KnippenbergSunsiree Kosindesha, Esteban QuiñonesJoanna Upton, Ed Whitney
Spring 2017: Mohamad AlloushDavid JaumeErwin KnippenbergSunsiree Kosindesha, Esteban QuiñonesJoanna Upton, Ed Whitney
Fall 2016: Mohamad AlloushLeah BevisDavid JaumeErwin KnippenbergSunsiree Kosindesha, Esteban QuiñonesJoanna Upton, Ed Whitney
Summer 2016:  Leah BevisDavid Jaume, Sunsiree Kosindesha, Andrew SimonsJoanna Upton
Spring 2016:  Leah Bevis, David Jaume, Sunsiree Kosindesha, Megan Sheahan, Andrew Simons, Joanna Upton
Fall 2015: Andrew Simons, Leah Bevis, Linden McBride
Summer 2015: Andrew Simons, Julia Berazneva, Leah Bevis, Linden McBride
Spring 2015: Julia Berazneva, Jennifer Cisse, Linden McBride

Social Media Team:

Fall 2017: Liza von Grafenstein
Spring 2017: Liza von Grafenstein
Fall 2016:Jennifer Cisse, Jeong Hyun Lee
Summer 2016:Jennifer Cisse, Jeong Hyun Lee
Spring 2016: Jennifer Cisse, Karna Malaviya
Fall 2015: Jennifer Cisse, Kibrom Tafere
Summer 2015: Jennifer Cisse, Kibrom Tafere
Spring 2015: Jennifer Cisse

Strategic Outreach and Communications Intern:

Summer 2016-Spring 2017: Jeong Hyun Lee
Spring 2016: Karna Malaviya

Founding Members: 

Julia BeraznevaJennifer CisseLinden McBride, Megan Sheahan




All blog posts express the views of their authors, and not the position of the Economics That Really Matters Blog, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, or Cornell University. Please review our Comments Policy below if you have any concerns about posting a comment.
Comments Policy:

We welcome comments on all blog posts. Email addresses are required for commenting and will be used by the blog’s managing team only in the case that the managing team is asked to privately contact the commenter. Email addresses are not published on the blog and will not be shared. Comments that include offensive or inappropriate language, constitute personal attacks, or are otherwise deemed rude will be edited or deleted. The blog’s managing team reserves the right to edit, delete, or mark as spam any and all comments, as well as the right to block any individual or group of people from commenting and/or from accessing the blog. All comments are routed to the blog’s managing team; consequently, there may be a brief delay in posting overnight, on weekends, and when we are very busy. If you have left a comment that does not violate this Comments Policy but find that it does not appear on the blog within a reasonable time period, please contact the editorial team at econthatmatters@cornell.edu.