Danny “Dayne” Hamrick is an expert in global value chain analysis with a focus on agriculture, medical devices, and global health. His previous work as a research analyst at the Duke Global Value Chain Center included projects funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, World Bank, Organization of American States, and USAID. Danny holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from North Carolina State University where he used the GVC framework to study the development potential of niche products in rural communities, specifically goods that carry geographical indication labels. He also holds a Master of International Studies (MIS) from North Carolina State University and a BA in Spanish Language and Literature with a double minor in Global Trade and Commerce and Latin American Studies from Wake Forest University. In addition to working as a research analyst for TradeUpgrader, Danny works for the Duke University’s Center for International Development (DCID) as an adjunct instructor where he is also in charge of student recruitment, admissions, and student accounts for Duke’s mid-career graduate program in international development policy as well DCID’s visiting scholar’s program.
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