Amy Damon

Associate Professor of Economics and Latin American Studies
Rural and agricultural development, economic development, education in developing countries, and Central America-U.S. migration

Carnegie Hall, 310d
Telephone: 651-696-6862


Professor Damon’s research broadly focuses on household poverty reduction strategies and food security issues. Specific research projects include investigating the impact of international migration on families living in Central America, evaluating the effectiveness of education programs in Latin America, examining food consumption patterns in the United States, and assessing the impact of land degradation and conservation practices on the productivity of Central American farmers. She is currently working on a project examining links between conservation, food security, and hunting practices in Tanzania. Professor Damon has worked at a number of international organizations, including the World Bank, the International Food Policy Research Institute, and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture. Her doctorate is in agriculture and natural resource economics.

BA: University of Vermont, 1997
MS: Michigan State University, 2001
PhD: University of Minnesota, 2008