David J. Spielman is a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and is based in Washington, DC. He joined IFPRI in 2004 and was posted to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia until 2010. His research agenda covers a range of topics including agricultural science, technology and innovation policy; seed systems and input markets; and community-driven rural development. Prior to this, David worked on agriculture and rural development issues at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., the Aga Khan Development Network in the Northern Areas, Pakistan, and several other organizations. His work maintains a regional emphasis on East Africa and South Asia. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from American University in 2003, an M.Sc. in Development Studies from the London School of Economics in 1993, and a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University in 1992.