John Hoddinott is a researcher on the RISE Ethiopia team. He is the H.E. Babcock Professor of Food & Nutrition Economics and Policy at Cornell University. His research portfolio includes work on the linkages between nutrition and schooling and social protection and schooling. He brings expertise in the design and implementation of large scale quantitative surveys in rural Ethiopia, analysing these data using advanced econometric and impact evaluation methods, undertaking qualitative fieldwork (such as key informant interviews) and presenting these findings to government officials and its donor partners. Between 2004 and 2009, in collaboration with Professor Woldehanna at the Policy Studies Institute, he led the implementation of the Ethiopian Rural Household Survey – the most well used longitudinal survey in Africa and between 2006 and 2015, he led the evaluation of Ethiopia's Productive Safety Net Programme.