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Department of Agricultural Economics

Yacob Zereyesus

Research Associate Professor

240C Waters Hall

Manhattan, KS 66506
785.532.6925 | Fax

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University
M.Sc. , Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 2009
M.Sc.., Agribusiness, The University of Free State, South Africa, 2003
B.Sc., Plant Sciences, Asmara University, Eritrea, 1997

Research Interests and Experience

Yacob's research focuses on intertemporal demand analysis for food and agricultural commodities; analyzing agricultural technology and production behavior of farms using parametric and nonparametric techniques; studying the impact of agricultural research and development (R&D) investments on farm incomes and national economy, adoption of agricultural technologies; and modeling poverty and malnutrition in developing countries. He teaches an undergraduate class in global agricultural development.

Areas of Specialization

Demand Analysis
Production Analysis
Economic Growth and Development