Philip H. Brown is a widely published scholar and educator in the field of development economics. Taking an economic perspective, Brown addresses complex issues of poverty, inequality, gender, social policy, and environment in rural and developing communities. Philip H. Brown also makes extensive use of econometrics, which is the use of math and statistical tools to process raw data. During his career as a development economist, Brown has traveled extensively in Africa, as well as China and Chile, to obtain rich data and make observations while engaging in positive economic development projects to serve these communities. Philip H. Brown has published more than 30 scholarly articles and working papers, and recently co-authored a book chapter entitled “Comparative Spending among Rural Chinese.” He has also contributed interviews to prominent media outlets such as Time magazine and National Public Radio. To fund his research, Philip H. Brown has successfully pursued highly sought-after grant monies from the National Science Foundation, Chiang Ching-Kou Foundation, Ford Foundation, and other distinguished organizations. Philip H. Brown holds advanced degrees and training in Economics and Sustainable Development from the School of International Training in Vermont and the University of Michigan. Following his doctoral training, Brown began teaching as an Assistant Professor, and later as an Associate Professor, at Colby College. He was named one of the faculty’s top five professors by students in 2008. In his free time, Philip H. Brown enjoys outdoor recreation and reading. Some of his favorite recent nonfiction books include Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea, by Barbara Demick, Operation Mincemeat, by Ben Macintyre, and The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates, by Peter Leeson.