Marshall Burke

Marshall Burke is currently earning his PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley. He holds a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford. His research interests focus on Agricultural development and Climate effects on food security.

Research Grant Projects

This project aims to quantify the competitiveness of rural agricultural markets, and to test whether the entry of new intermediaries into markets can enhance competition and increase consumer welfare.
As prices for staple foods fluctuate seasonally, there is room for arbitrage by entrepeneurs. This project investigates potential barriers to arbitrage, such as missing credit markets, government policies, high costs, or entrepreneurial attitudes to develop policy insights into removing these barriers.