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Frank Kyekyeku Nti

fkyekye@ksu.edu

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Frank Nti

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation 2017

M.S. | Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 2012

B.S. | Agricultural Economics, University of Ghana, 2008

Advisor | Vincent Amanor-Boadu

Research Focus | Frank's research pertains to production economics, industry organization, international development and agribusiness management.

Teaching Experience:

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS Department of Agricultural Economics,

  • Instructor of AGEC 115B, Decision Tools for Agricultural Economics 8/2016-12/2016

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS Department of Agricultural Economics,

  • Dr. Christine Wilson, AGEC 115B-Decision Tools for Agricultural Economics 1/2016-5/2016

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS Department of Agricultural Economics

  • Dr. Jason Bergtold, AGEC 712-Optimization Techniques for Agricultural Economics Spring, 2013
  • Dr. Sean Fox, AGEC 420-Commodity and Futures Market Fall, 2013/ Fall, 2011

Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

  • Dr. Yaw Osei-Asare, AGEC 102-Introduction to Economics 11/2008-12/2009

Curriculum Vitae

Published Papers:

  • Nti, K. F., & Barkley, A. (2013). “The Response to Climate Variability among Farm Families in Northern Ghana.” Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development, 8(2), 183.  
  • Nti, K. F., & Barkley, A. (2016). “Wheat Variety Yield Data: Do Commercial and Public Performance Tests Provide the Same Information?” Agricultural Economics, 48(1).  
  • Nti, K. F (2016). “NAFTA at 21: Structural Change in Mexican’s Demand for U.S. Meat and Meat Products.” International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics (IJFAEC), 4(4).
  • Amanor-Boadu,V., F. K. Nti, Y. Zereyesus, and K. Ross (2015) “Efficiency, ResourceBased View of the Firm and Development Strategy: A Case of Smallholder Farmers in Northern Ghana.” The International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (revise and resubmit)

Working Papers:

  • Amanor-Boadu, V., and F. K. Nti. “A Systems Dynamic Assessment of the Effect of Energy on Sustainable Economic Development in Ghana.”  
  • Nti, K. F., Y. Zereyesus, K. Ross, and V. Amanor-Boadu. “Efficiency of Smallholder Farms in Northern Ghana: A Nonparametric Bootstrap Approach.”
  • Ekong, O., K. Ross and F. K. Nti. “An Assessment of factors influencing the profitability of poultry production in Ghana.”
  • Wilson C., K. Ross and F. K. Nti. “Analysis of Egg Consumption and Production Issues: A Study of Ghana.”

 

Weldensie T. EmbayeWeldensie T. Embaye

Curriculum Vitae

Education:

Doctor of Philosophy, Economics-Agricultural Economics Emphasis Expected May 2018 Kansas State University
Dissertation Title:Economics of Production Development.
Advisors: Jason Bergtold, Ben Schwab
Committee: Yacob Zereyesus, Jesse Tack, Yang-Ming Chang

Master of Science, International Rural Development University of Ghent, Belgium | Distinction
Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Economics University of Asmara, Eritrea | Great Distinction

Area of Interest

  • Development Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Production and Demand Analysis
  • Policy Analysis
  • Agribusiness Management

Honors

In 2017, I received the University Distinguished Professor Graduate Students Award, the highest honor for doctoral students at Kansas State University. The award recognizes outstanding achievement in academic work and demonstrated excellence in research through publications and leadership. Throughout my graduate career, I have worked diligently to develop a strong portfolio of research projects that contribute to the existing literature.

Publications

Embaye, Weldensie T., and Yacob Zereyesus. “Measuring the value of housing services in household surveys: an application of machine learning approach.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics. (Under review).

Embaye, Weldensie T., Jason Bergtold, David Archer, Cornelia Flora, Graciela C. An-drango, Marting Odening, and Jeroen Buysse. “Examining farmers willingness to grow and allocate land for oilseed crops for biofuel production.” Energy Economics Journal. (Revise and Re-submit).

Embaye, Weldensie T., Hendricks, N., & Lilja, N. (2017). Sorghum research and poverty reduction in the presence of trade distortions in Ethiopia. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics-AFJARE. 12(2), 174-187.

Zereyesus, Yacob A., Embaye, W. T., Tsiboe, F., & Amanor-Boadu, V. (2017). Implications of Non-Farm Work to Vulnerability to Food Poverty-Recent Evidence from Northern Ghana. World Development 91, 113-124.

Working Papers

  1. Embaye, Weldensie T., Jason Bergtold, Ben Schwab, Aleksan Shanoyan. “Evaluation of Extension Program: Impact on Farm Productivity.”
  2. Embaye, Weldensie T., Jason Bergtold, Ben Schwab. “Impact of Crop Insurance Subsidy on Farm Productivity in Kansas.”
  3. Embaye, Weldensie T., Jason Bergtold, Ben Schwab, Yacob Zereyesus. “Modeling Farm
    Household’s Productivity under Inseparable Production and Consumption Decisions.”

Research Experience

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University

  • Millennium Challenge Corporations Compact (USIAD project) in Armenia. Conduct deep dive analysis on effect of water to market training on farmers income in Armenia.
  • Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sorghum and Millet. Conduct assessment on sorghum research and poverty reduction under trade distortions in Ethiopia.
  • Examine oilseed production in rotation to wheat production in the great plain of the United States (USDA, NIFA).

Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant,  Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University

  • Lab Instructor: AGEC 115-Decision Tools for Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (Spring 2017)
  • Lab Instructor: AGEC 712-Optimization Techniques for Agricultural Economics (Spring 2017)
  • Instructor: AGEC 115- Decision Tools for Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (Fall 2017

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Agricultural Economics, Hamelmalo Agricultural College, Eritrea

  • Instructor: Introduction to Economics, Principles of Agricultural Economics, Farm Manage-ment, Agribusiness Management, Agricultural Work Experience I, Principles of Macroeco-nomics, and Principles of Accounting I