Katrina Kosec is a senior research fellow in the Development Strategy and Governance Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) where she is Theme Leader for Public Investment. She is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, where she teaches Global Political Economy. Her research focuses on the linkages between governance, public investment, gender, and the environment. One strand of work investigates the impacts of institutions and governance on poverty, citizen attitudes, aspirations, and trust in government. A second considers the drivers of women’s empowerment and political influence, and the gendered impacts of policies and economic shocks. Katrina has published articles in journals including the American Political Science Review, World Politics, Nature Climate Change, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Health Economics, and World Development. Her work has been featured in the Economist, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, and NPR. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Economics from Stanford University, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in Economics.