Research/Areas of Interest:

Development Economics, Agricultural Economics, Asset Ownership


  • PhD in Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, United States
  • MA in International Relations, Yale University, United States
  • BA in Political Science, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, United States


Cheryl Doss is Professor of Economics at Tufts University. Her research focuses on rural transformation and gender issues in agriculture; household and intrahousehold decision-making, and women's ownership and control over assets, including land. Her research on methodological innovations in survey design and analysis is designed to allow richer understanding of multiple and competing voices within households. Increasingly, her work is interdisciplinary and incorporates qualitative data. Her publications span the fields of economics, agricultural economics, and development studies. She has worked with international organizations including the International Food Research Institute, the World Bank, UNDP, FAO, the African Development Bank, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Previous positions include Professor of International Development at the University of Oxford and Senior Lecturer at Yale University. She has served as the President of the International Association for Feminist Economics and as a board member of the International Association of Agricultural Economists.