Maxwell Mkondiwa

Degree Program

Ph.D. Program

Field of Study

Agricultural Policy
Industrial Organization
Production Economics
Science and Technology Policy


Philip Pardey and Terrance Hurley

Contact Info

+1 612 625 1783
248K Ruttan Hall, 1994 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

Areas of Interest

Maxwell, a Malawian national, is a graduate research assistant on a project funded by the McKnight Foundation titled “Appropriately Targeting and Scaling Crop Management Recommendations: A Case Study of Integrated Maize-Legume Systems in Southern Africa”. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. His current research interests are in the spatial and temporal bio-economic analysis of agricultural research recommendations, identifying appropriate scales for such recommendations and quantification of agricultural research and innovation spillovers. Maxwell obtained a BSc in Agricultural Economics at University of Malawi, a MSc in Research Methods from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and a MSc in Applied Economics from University of Minnesota. He previously taught agricultural statistics at Bunda College from 2011 to mid-2013 while also conducting development oriented research at the Center for Agricultural Research and Development- Bunda College.

Maxwell Mkondiwa