Dawit Mekonnen is a Senior Economist with the World Bank’s Prospects Group. He is a co-author of the Commodity Markets Outlook report, a World Bank semi-annual publication focusing on market analysis and price forecasts. His work focuses on agriculture, food security, and energy. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute. He holds B.A. and M.Sc. degrees in Economics from Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia) and a PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Georgia (United States).