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Department of Agricultural Economics

Nelson B. Villoria

Associate ProfessorNelson Villoria

222 Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785.532.6925 | Fax


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B.S., Agronomist, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1995
M.S., Agricultural Economics, Cornell University, 2000
Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, 2009

Research Interests Experience

Nelson Villoria conducts research at the intersection of international trade, development, and the environment. His research seeks to understand how future climates might shape world food markets as well as the interactions between international trade and stockholding as a means of managing price risks as climate variations become more global. He also investigates the competition between agricultural land and forest resources as global agriculture faces mounting pressures to satisfy growing demands for food and biofuels. Prior to joining K-State, Villoria was a research assistant professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University and served as the Associate Director for Educational Outreach and Strategy for Purdue’s Center for Global Trade Analysis.

Areas of Specialization

International trade
Agricultural policy analysis
Global land use

Teaching responsibilities

AGEC 840 | International Markets and Agricultural Trade | Spring | On Campus