Corinne Valdivia

Corinne Valdivia


Doane Professor

Agricultural & Applied Economics; Development, Resources & Sustainability

Research at a glance

Area(s) of Expertise

Research Summary

My research interests focus on transformational changes that shape people’s livelihood decisions and sustainable development. Grant funded projects include: Latino newcomers in the Midwest, their livelihoods, entrepreneurship and integration; how Andean societies adapt to globalization and climate change shaping their rural landscapes; and innovations pathways for smallholder farming in Africa.


  • Development Economics
  • Sustainable Livelihoods
  • Immigration, Integration and Rural Development
  • Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Translational Research

Educational background

  • B.S., Economics and Planning, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Peru, 1978
  • M.S., Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri, 1983
  • Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri, 1990

Courses taught

  • ABM 3271, International Agriculture Development
  • AAE 8430, International Agriculture Development Policies