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Ph.D. Students

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Kayode Ajewole | Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation, 2016
M.S. | Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 2013
B.S. | Animal Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, 2008
Advisor | Ted Schroeder

Curriculum Vitae
kajewole@k-state.edu

Research Focus | Agribusiness, marketing and price analysis, risk management.

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Amer Abdulrahim Rashid Al-Sudani | Baghdad, Iraq

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation, 2017
M.S. | Agricultural Economics, University of Baghdad, 1998
B.S. | Agricultural Economics, University of Baghdad, 1993
Advisor | 

Curriculum Vitae
arashid@k-state.edu

Research Focus |

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Patalee Appuhamilage |

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, Anticipated graduation, 2020
M.S. |
B.S. |
Advisor |

Curriculum Vitae
patalee@ksu.edu

Research Focus |

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Ralph Armah | Accra, Ghana

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation, 2019
M.Phil. | Agricultural Economics, University of Ghana, 2012
B.S. | Agriculture (Agricultural Economics), University of Ghana, 2008
Adviser | Ben Schwab

Curriculum Vitae
rnarmah@ksu.edu

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Bowen Chen 

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation, 2020
M.S. | Rural & Regional Development, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China, 2015
B.S. | English, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Bejing, China, 2012, University, year
Advisor | Nelson Villoria

Curriculum Vitae
bwchen@ksu.edu

Research Focus |

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Sandra Contreras | Bogota, Columbia

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation, Pending
M.A. | Modern Languages, Kansas State University, 2007
B.S. | Economics, Rosario University, 1999
Advisor | Tim Dalton

Curriculum Vitae
sandrac@ksu.edu

Research Focus | International Development/ Gender

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Elliott Dennis |

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, Anticipated graduation 2019
M.A. | Applied Economics, Utah State University, 2015
M.B.A. | Food and Agribusiness, Royal Agriculture University, 2014
B.A | Industrial Psychology, Brigham young University, 2013
Advisor | Ted Schroeder

Curriculum Vitae
grapple55@ksu.edu

Research Focus | Livestock and meat marketing/ price analysis, consumer demand, international trade

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Weldensie Embaye Teklay | Eritrea

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, Anticipated graduation 2018
M.S. | International Master of Rural Development, Ghent University, Belgium, 2014
B.S. | Agricultural Economics, University of Asmara, Eritrea, 2008
Advisor | Jason Bergtold

Curriculum Vitae
wembaye@k-state.edu


Research Focus | My masters' thesis was on farmers’ willingness to incorporate oilseed crops into wheat rotation for biofuel production. Research focus include: Economic efficiency at farm level, Analysis of food and agricultural policies.

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Emrah Er | Turkey

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, Anticipated graduation 2016
M.A. | Economics, North Carolina State University, 2013
M.S. | Economics, Ankara University, 2010
B.A. | Economics, Anadolu University, 2007
Advisor | Nathan Hendricks

Curriculum Vitae
http://eremrah.com/blog/
eremrah@k-state.edu

Research Focus | Land use, Environmental economics

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Sang Su Ha

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, Anticipated graduation, 2020
M.S. |
B.S. |

Curriculum Vitae
aqua2s@ksu.edu

Research Focus |

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Syed Haroon |

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, Anticipated graduation, 2020
M.S. | Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 2016
B.S. | Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences, 2009
Advisor | Andrew Barkley

Curriculum Vitae
sharoon@ksu.edu

Research Focus | Applied economics and optimization techniques

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Manzamasso Hodjo

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, Anticipated graduation 2020
M.S. |
B.S. |
Advisor | Tim Dalton

Curriculum Vitae
hodjo@ksu.edu

Research Focus |

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Minyoung Jun |

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, Anticipated graduation, 2020
M.S |
B.S. |

Curriculum Vitae
mjun@ksu.edu

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Munsu Kang

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, Anticipated graduation 2020
M.S. |
B.S. |

Curriculum Vitae
munsu@ksu.edu

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Youngjune Kim | Republic of Korea

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation 2019
M.A. | Agricultural and Resource Economics, Seoul National University, 2014
B.A. | Economics, Handong Global University, 2012
Advisor | Dustin Pendell

Curriculum Vitae
yjkim@ksu.edu

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Pacem Kotchofa |

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation 2019
M.S. | Applied Economics and Agricultural Policies, University of Ouagall and University of Ghanna, Legon, 2013
B.A. | Agronomy, University of Abomey-Calavi, 2010
Advisor | Vincent Amanor-Boadu

Curriculum Vitae
pkotchofa@ksu.edu

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Brian Lauer 

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation 2016
B.S. | Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 2009
Advisor | Jason Bergtold

Curriculum Vitae
brianl@k-state.edu

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Juhee Li 

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation 2019
M.S. | 
B.S. | 
Advisor | Nathan Hendricks

Curriculum Vitae
juheelee1@ksu.edu

Research Focus | 

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Michael Lindbloom 

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation 2015
M.S. | Agribusiness Economics, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 2011
B.S. | Finance and Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2008
Advisor | Vincent Amanor-Boadu

Curriculum Vitae
mlindb2@k-state.edu
National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program (IGERT)

Research Focus | My research interests include natural resource and environmental economics, behavioral economics, and social economics. I am currently working on a project seeking to maximize the usable lifetime of the Ogallala Aquifer by better understanding the heterogeneity of aquifer users. I am also continuing work on my master’s thesis, which is concerned with the role of motivation in maintaining healthy diets.

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Florence Lwiza

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation, 2020
M.S. | Development Economics, Uganda Martyrs University, Uganda
B.S. | Agribusiness Management, Makerere University, Uganda
Advisor | Andrew Barkely

Curriculum Vitae
lwiza@ksu.edu

Research Interest | Policy analysis, risk analysis in production, marketing and the utilization of renewable energy technologies in Agriculture

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Melissa G. Short McKendree | Alachua, Fla.

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation 2017
M.S. | Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, 2013
B.S. | Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, 2011
Advisor | Glynn Tonsor

Curriculum Vitae
mgsm@k-state.edu

Research Focus | Melissa’s research is focused on numerous issues related to the livestock industries. She is interested in studying issues spanning the supply chain from consumer preferences through producers. Melissa’s current areas of concentration include general livestock economics, food demand, and supply chain relationships, as well as agribusiness marketing and management.

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Noah Miller | Manhattan, Kan.

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation, 2017
M.S. | Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 2015
M.S. | History, London School of Economics, 2011
B.S. | International Studies, University of Oklahoma, 2007
Advisor | Jason Bergtold

Curriculum Vitae
kharzai@ksu.edu 

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James Mitchell |

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, Anticipated graduation, 2020
M.S. | 
B.S. |

Curriculum Vitae
jlmitch19@ksu.edu

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Donghyun Moon |

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation, 2020
M.S. | Economics, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul Korea, 2012
B.A. | Economics, Dongguk University, Seoul Korea, 2009

Curriculum Vitae
dhmoon@ksu.edu

Research Focus | Environmental Economics and Consumer Economics

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Agness Mzyece | Lusaka, Zambia

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, Anticipated graduation, 2020
M.S. | Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 2016
B. in Agriculture | Agricultural Economics, University of Zambia with Distinction
Advisor | Vincent Amanor-Boadu

Curriculum Vitae
amzyece@ksu.edu

Research Focus | Agness' professional objective is to broaden my career to levels where technical and personal skills can be fully utilized in contributing to global development. She hopes to gain a vast knowledge and a broader perspective of the Economics of Agriculture from the experience with other students, which she can use to positively influence economic policies in Zambia

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Tabila Nakelse | Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation 2019
M.S. | Statistics and Applied Economics, Institut Sous-Regional de la Statistique et de l'Economie Appliquee (ISSEA-CEMAC)
B.S. | Macroeconomics, University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Advisor | Tim Dalton

Curriculum Vitae
tnakelse@ksu.edu

Research Focus | International Economic Development, Agricultural Marketing

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Frank Kyekyeku Nti | Kumasi, Ghana

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation 2016
M.S. | Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 2012
B.S. | Agricultural Economics, University of Ghana, 2008
Advisor | Vincent Amanor-Boadu

Curriculum Vitae
http://fkyekye.wordpress.com/
http://igert.ksu.edu/people/current-students
fkyekye@k-state.edu

Research Focus | Production Economics, Industry Organization, International Development and Agribusiness Management 

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Oladipo Obembe |

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, Anticipated graduation 2019
M.S. |
B.S. |

Curriculum Vitae
obembeoladipo@ksu.edu

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Nicholas Pates | North Dakota

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation 2018
M.S. | Economics, Iowa State University, 2013
B.A. | Economics, Minnesota State University-Moorhead, 2011
Advisor | Nathan Hendricks

Curriculum Vitae
njpates@k-state.edu

Research Focus | I work in agricultural production. My master’s thesis was in efficient expansion of fresh vegetable production in the Midwest. Optimal dynamic input usage and sustainability are of particular interest.

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Nicolas Quintana Ashwell | Asuncion, Paraguay

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation 2015
M.A. | Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2011
M.B.A. | University of Kansas, May 2007
B.B.A. | Marketing, Universidad del Pacifico, Asuncion, Paraguay, 2001
Advisor | 

Curriculum Vitae
nicolasq@k-state.edu

Research Focus | My current research focuses on the dynamical effects of policy, climate change, and technical change on natural resource use and depletion. In my dissertation I explore these effects in the case of groundwater use and aquifer depletion when the common pool resource externality is present in the context of irrigated agriculture. My interests include topics in Production Economics and Land Use Economics in addition to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. I am also interested in collaborative research in a multidisciplinary setting.

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Tamim Rahman | 

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, Anticipated graduation 2019
M.S. |
B.S. |

Curriculum Vitae
tamimbd@ksu.edu

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Steven Ramsey | Salina, Kan.

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation 2017
M.A. | Economics, University of Kansas, 2009
B.S. | Economics, University of Kansas, 2007
Advisor | Jason Bergtold

Curriculum Vitae
sra3939@k-state.edu

Research Focus | Natural resource economics

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Madhav Regmi | Nepal

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation, 2019
M.S. | Agricultural Economics, Louisiana State University, 2014
B.S. | Agriculture, Tribhuvan University, Nepal 2010
Advisor | Allen Featherstone

Curriculum Vitae
mregmi@k-state.edu

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Ana Claudia Sant'Anna | Brasilia

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation 2017
M.S. | Applied Economics, University of Sao Paulo (ESALQ – USP)
B.S. | Economics, University of Brasilia (UnB)
Advisor | Jason Bergtold

Curriculum Vitae
acsantanna@k-state.edu

Research Focus | Ethanol Markets and the expansion of sugarcane plantation in the Brazilian Cerrado Region

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Becatien Yao | Abidjan/Cote d'Ivoire

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Anticipated graduation 2017
M.S. | Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 2015
B.S. | Agricultural Economics, National Polytechnic Institute, Cote d'Ivoire
Advisor | Aleks Shanoyan

Curriculum Vitae
byao@k-state.edu

Research Focus | My research interests include agricultural marketing and its impact on rural communities. My current project focuses on green industry's businesses' decision to adopt online marketing