Dr. Eric Ruto teaches undergraduate and postgraduate level courses in quantitative research methods, applied statistics, multivariate data analysis, among other courses. He holds a PhD degree in agricultural and resource economics from Newcastle University, UK (which included further training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) and a Bachelors of Science degree in agricultural economics from Egerton University, Kenya. His academic research interests focuses broadly on agricultural and resource economics, with particular interests in development and application of economic valuation methods (stated and revealed preference methods), agricultural productivity/efficiency analysis, and agricultural policy analysis. Prior to his appointment as Lecturer, he was Research Associate at Newcastle University, working on European Union (EU) funded research projects on agri-environment policy design and evaluation. Previously, he worked in Kenya as Research Economist at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) and as project management officer at the Ministry of Agriculture. Eric has been involved in a variety of research projects funded by the World Bank, EU, UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the British Council, among other organisations. He has published papers in international peer-reviewed academic journals and presented at various international conferences.
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