I am a Senior Lecturer of Economics at the University of Sydney. My primary research interests revolve around commodity markets and price analysis. Specifically, I study the role of climatic factors on commodity price dynamics, and I examine the relationship between conflict and prices. In so doing, I apply econometric time series and panel data analysis techniques, including regime–dependent nonlinear models. My research has been published in leading field and interdisciplinary journals such as American Journal of Agricultural Economics, World Development, Global Environmental Change, among others. I currently serve as a co-editor of Food Policy and an associate editor of Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.