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Megan Konar conducts policy-relevant research that focuses on the intersection of water, food, and trade. Her research is inherently interdisciplinary, drawing from hydrology, environmental science, and economics. To conduct this research, Konar applies a range of quantitative tools, such as modeling, network analysis, and econometrics. Konar's research is motivated by questions such as: How does trade link water and food systems across scales? How will climate and socio-economic shocks impact global food trade and its associated embodied water resources? What policy options will best improve water and food security?
Associated IGPA Projects
PhD, Princeton University, 2012
MS, Princeton University, 2009
MSc, University of Oxford, 2005
BS, University of California at Berkeley, 2002
IGPA Research By Megan Konar
June 28, 2018Does crop insurance impact water use?
April 20, 2017Does a carbon policy really burden low-income families?
May 15, 2015Preparing for Climate Change in Illinois