Jacob Ricker-Gilbert joined the faculty at Purdue in 2011, after completing his PhD at Michigan State University. Since that time he has built a research program around the theme of increasing agricultural intensification and productivity for small-scale farmers in the developing world. Most of his current work focuses on sub-Saharan Africa, and the core topics are 1) Evaluating the economic impacts of input subsidies in Africa; 2) Estimating the impact of farmland markets on agricultural productivity and livelihoods in Africa; 3) analyzing the economics of smallholder farm households’ post-harvest decisions in Africa; 4) studying how smallholder farm households in Africa adapt to climate change. In 2020, Ricker-Gilbert was recognized by Purdue University with the designation of University Faculty Scholar. This honor identifies outstanding faculty who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction in the discovery and dissemination of knowledge.