Bradford F. Mills

Brad Mills


Bradford F. Mills, Ph.D.
Bradford Mills is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech.  He has a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Mills has extensive international development experience, having worked as a resident technical advisor in government institutes and international research centers in The Gambia, Guinea, and Kenya, The Netherlands, and Germany.  Dr. Mills’ research focuses on how social assistance programs, education, and new technologies impact household economic well-being and market outcomes both in the U.S. and in low-income countries. During 2013-2014 he will be conducting some of his research from the National Capital Region as a member of the GII Associated Faculty.

Dr. Mills has published over 50 journal articles and books and been a principal investigator for over two million dollars in funded research projects.  He currently has research projects examining the dynamics of household food insecurity; including cash-cropping impacts on food security, the dynamic impact of food stamp program participation on child hunger in the U.S., and the efficacy of food assistance targeting in eight sub-Saharan Africa countries.  He has also published extensively on issues related to the adoption of energy efficient technologies in the U.S. and EU.  Dr. Mills teaches graduate courses in micro-economic theory, urban and regional economics and rural economic development.