Professor & Director,
Small Farms Research Center
Mission-driven educator with expertise in a wide range of areas including agricultural and food policy, agricultural price analysis, applied econometrics, market/demand analysis, cooperative development, input and output analysis,supply response analysis, production economics, small farms research, outreach/extension methods, risk analysis and risk management, mathematical economics and programming, including linear and nonlinear programming.
Skilled and accomplished communicator who excels at interacting with diverse audiences with diverse backgrounds including professionals, rural entrepreneurs, small business and agribusiness owners, farmers and ranchers, land owners and students, and motivating them to achieve their educational, professional, career and business goals.
Respected agricultural and applied economist with research focus on small farms research, public policy, food and agricultural policy, agricultural and applied economics, econometric methods, price analysis market, demand and supply analysis, and production economics.
Computer-proficient researcher and economist with skills and proven experience in statistical and econometric software, including E-Views, SPSS, STAMP, STATA, and various modules of SAS, including ETS, IML, and STAT. Working knowledge of Gauss and FORTRAN.
Computer-proficient and skilled in database software including MS Access and SQL. Familiar with Teradata.
Ph.D. 1990 - Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
M.S. 1985 - Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
B.Sc. 1980 - Agricultural Science, University of Malawi, Lilongwe, MALAWI
Thesis and Dissertations
Regional Supply Analysis, Program Participation and Government Policy Variables: An Econometric Investigation of Five U.S. Field Crops. A Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Agricultural Economics, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, University of Missouri-Columbia, December 1990 (Advisors: Dr. Abner W. Womack and Dr. Jon Brandt).
An Econometric Analysis of Producers' Response to Cotton Prices in Malawi. An M.S. Thesis, Department of Agricultural Economics, Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, University of Missouri-Columbia, December 1985 (Advisor: Dr. Abner W. Womack).
Effects of Seedbed Size on Groundnut Yield and Yield Components. B.Sc. Thesis, Department of Agronomy, Bunda College of Agriculture, University of Malawi, Lilongwe, October 1980 (Advisor: Dr. Todo Edje).
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