Joe is an economist who researches the social and environmental risks and impacts of private financial investment. His work has primarily focussed on the risks and impacts of private investment in sub-Saharan African agriculture, especially those related to land tenure, gender equality, skilled employment and food security.
Prior to joining the Climate and Sustainability Programme at ODI, Joe completed due diligence for financial investors in the agri-food sector, and helped shape financial regulation at the European Parliament after the global financial crisis. He has an academic background in labour market economics, with a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford.