Applied Econometrics, Development Economics, Agricultural economics
My research interests cross boundaries of developed and developing economies. I am currently working on microeconomic issues concerning intra-household resource allocation, human capital formation and gender inequality in developing countries. In developed countries my interests include examining trade-offs in environmental and economic performance; impacts of private transactions and production contracts on North American agricultural spot markets; evaluating the efficiency of agricultural commodity price discovery processes; and investigating the impact of education programs on pesticide adoption of agricultural producers.
Student Advisees (sole and joint)
Wijaya Dassanayake (Ph. D. South Africa)*, Wes Lu (MSc. Canada)*, Ashley Sarauer (MSc. Canada)*; Maria Montenegro (MSc. Peru)*, Monica Shandal (MSc. India)*, Lukas Matejovsky* (MSc. Canada); Joseph Florent Feulefac (MSc. Uganda)*; Evan Miller-Tate (MSc. India)*; Patrick Ndlovu* (M. Sc. South Africa); Godwin Zigwah (MSc. Tanzania)*; Victoria Zeppa (MSc. Indonesia)*; Huiting H (MSc. Canada), Kwanele Ngwenya (MSc. Africa)*; Albert Boitey (Ph.D. Canada); John Pattison (Ph D. India)*, Admasu Maruta (MSc. Canada)*.
Primary supervisor for MSc thesis: CAES Outstanding Master's Thesis Award 2017, AAEA Outstanding Master's Thesis Award 2017 (Student M. Montenegro)
NACTA teaching award 2010.
Teacher of the year 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017