Conner Mullally

Assistant Professor 


Dr. Mullally’s research focuses primarily on the evaluation of policy interventions related to agricultural production, with particular emphasis on agricultural extension and technology adoption programs in developing countries. Dr. Mullally currently teaches Price Analysis for undergraduates and Labor Economics for PhD students. He is affiliated with the Center for Latin American Studies as well as with the School of Natural Resources and the Environment.

Classes Taught

Selected publications

  • Mullally, C. and A. Maffioli. 2016. “Extension and Matching Grants for Improved Management: An Evaluation of the Uruguayan Livestock Program.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 98(1): 333-350.
  • Norton, M., D. Osgood, M. Madajewicz, E. Holthaus, N. Peterson, R. Diro, C. Mullally, T. Teh, and M. Gebremichael. 2014. “Evidence of Demand for Index Insurance: Experimental Games and Commercial Transactions in Ethiopia.” The Journal of Development Studies, 60(5), 630-648.
  • Mullally, C., S. Boucher and M. Carter. 2013. “Encouraging Development: Randomized Encouragement Designs in Agriculture.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 95(5), 1352-1358.

Working papers

  • Mullally, C. and J. Lusk. “The Impact of Restrictions on Farm Animal Housing on Egg Prices, Consumer Welfare, and Production in California.”
  • Hossain, M., G. Onel, and C. Mullally. “International migration, female headship, and investment: Evidence from rural Bangladesh.”
  • Mullally, C. and S. Chakravarty. “Matching Grants for Smallholder Pump Irrigation: Money Well Spent?”

Current projects

  • Designing and Evaluating Innovations for Development of Smallholder Female Livestock Cooperatives in Nepal (sponsored by USAID)
  • Increasing Demand for Weather-Based Index Insurance in Kenya by Lowering Basis Risk and Improving Farmer Understanding through Experiential Learning (sponsored by 3ie)
  • The Impacts of Farmer Field Schools and Livestock Transfers in Guatemala (sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank)
  • Evaluating the Impacts of Improved Access to Electricity in Suriname (sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank)