Dixit Poudel is a PhD student in agricultural & applied economics at University of Georgia. His research interests include trade, digitalization, agriculture, environment, political economy, and food-nutrition security. He uses applied microeconomics, econometrics, machine learning, and scientific theories in his work. His recent work examines the effects insurgency and civil war on food insecurity with traditional econometrics and machine learning methods. Dixit earned an MS in agricultural & applied economics from University of Georgia and a BS in agricultural economics from Agriculture and Forestry University.