Theme 3 addresses sectoral productivity issues in relation to industry and services as well. The theme is led by Julieta Caunedo, Kevin Donovan and Doug Gollin.



Kevin Donovan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Yale School of Management and an affiliate of the Yale Research Initiative on Innovation and Scale (Y-RISE). His research focuses on both the macro- and microeconomics of economic growth, with emphasis on constraints to firm growth in low- and middle-income countries. His recent work considers risk management among smallholder farmers and the importance of inter-firm knowledge transfers for microenterprise owners, among other topics. Prior to joining Yale, Kevin was an assistant professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Arizona State University


Julieta Caunedo is Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Cornell University, and an affiliated researcher at Y-RISE. Her research areas include macroeconomics and development economics with a focus on firms and agricultural productivity in developing countries. Before joining Cornell, she received her PhD in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis. 


Doug Gollin is Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford. Gollin is also the STEG Research Director and CEPR Team Leader.

Pathfinding Paper 2 and Pathfinding Paper 5 are related to this theme.