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Marshall Burke

Marshall Burke

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Associate Professor
Department of Earth System Science
Senior Fellow
Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI)
Center Fellow
Woods Institute for the Environment
PhD, Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2014
BA, International Relations, Stanford University, 2003


Marshall Burke is associate professor in the department of earth system science and center fellow at the Center on Food Security and the Environment at Stanford University, and research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on social and economic impacts of environmental change, and on measuring and understanding economic livelihoods across the developing world. His work regularly appears in both economics and scientific journals, including recent publications in Nature, Science, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and The Lancet. He holds a PhD in agricultural and resource economics from UC Berkeley, and a BA in international relations from Stanford. He is also co-founder of AtlasAI, a start-up using satellites and machine learning to measure livelihoods.

Research Interests: 
Agricultural Development, Climate Effects on Food Security