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Meet our Ph.D. and Job Market Candidates

Meet the exemplary students that make up the Ph.D. program in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Naveen Abedin

Naveen Abedin

Research interests: Food and Health, Development Economics, and Econometrics
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Sudip Adhikari

Sudip Adhikari

Research interests: International Trade, Applied Econometrics, Food and Health, and Causal Analysis
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Dissertation Chair: Jason Grant
Anticipated graduation year: 2025
Anukul Bhattarai

Anukul Bhattarai

Research interests: Food and Health Economics Market Structure Applied Econometrics
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Dissertation chair: George Davis
Anticipated graduation year: 2025
Yang Cheng

Yang Cheng

Research interests: Regional and Rural Economics, Applied Econometrics, Labor Economics, and Food & Health Economics
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Dissertation Chair: Susan Chen
Anticipated graduation year: 2024
Elizabeth Chishimba

Elizabeth Chishimba

Research interests: Agricultural Economics; Applied Econometrics; Food and the Environment; Regional and Rural Economics; and International Development and Trade.
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Dissertation Chair: Catherine Larochelle
Anticipated graduation year: Summer 2024
Nate Hu

Chenyang Hu "Nate"

Research interests: Environmental and Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics, Applied Econometrics
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Dissertation Chair: Darrell Bosch
Anticipated graduation year: 2024
Didarul Islam

Didarul Islam

Research interests: Applied Econometrics and Food and Health Economics
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Anticipated graduation year: 2026
Yunus Karagulle

Yunus Emre Karagulle

Research interests: International Trade and Development, Applied Econometrics, and Political Economy
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Dissertation chair: Jason Grant
Ajit Khanal

Ajit Khanal

Research interests: International Trade and Development, Applied Econometrics, and Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
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Anticipated graduation year: 2026
Bheom-Seok Kim

Bheom-Seok Kim

Research interests: Agricultural Trade and International Development and Environmental Economics
Anticipated graduation year: 2027
Deepak Kumar

Deepak Kumar

Research interests: International Development and Applied Econometrics
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Dissertation Chair: Anubhap Gupta
Anticipated graduation year: 2025
Yoonjung Lee

Yoonjung Lee

Research interests: International Agricultural Development, Food and Nutrition, and Hydroponics
Dissertation Chair: John Bovay and Anubhap Gupta  
Anticipated graduation year: 2025
Yanggu Li

Yanggu Li

Research interests: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Applied Econometrics
Dissertation Chair: Wei Zhang
Anticipated graduation year: 2024
William McWilliam

William McWilliams

Research interests: International Trade and Development and Rural and Regional Development
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Anticipated graduation year: 2028
2024 Farm Foundation Agricultural Scholar
Laura Miranyi

Laura Miranyi

Research interests: Applied Econometrics, Food and Health, and International Development
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Anticipated graduation year: 2027
Renu Ojha

Renu Ojha

Research interests: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Applied Econometrics, and Food and Health
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Armine Poghosyan

Armine Poghosyan

Research interests: Applied Microeconomics, Commodity Markets, Development Economics, Remote Sensing, and Applied Econometrics
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Dissertation Chair: Olga Isengildina-Massa
Anticipated graduation year: Spring 2024
Tao Qi

Tao Qi

Research interests: International Trade and Development, Health and Food, and Development Economics
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Leonard-Allen Quaye

Leonard-Allen Quaye

Research interests: Applied Econometrics, Time Series Analysis, Development Economics, Data Science, and Agribusiness
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Dissertation Chair: Shamar Stewart
Anticipated graduation year: 2025
Maguette Sembene

Maguette Sembene

Research interests: Rural and Regional Development, International Development, and Applied Econometrics
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Dissertation chair: Bradford Mills
Kiseok Shin

Kiseok Shin

Research interests: Food and Health, International Development and Trade, and Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Anticipated graduation year: Spring/Summer 2025
Kristen Swedberg

Kristen Swedberg

Research interests: Environmental Policy Nonmarket Valuation Applied Econometrics
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Dissertation chair: Kevin Boyle
Anticipated graduation year: 2024
Duong Phuc Ta

Duong Phuc Ta

Research interests: Applied econometrics, Impact Assessment, Experimental and Behavioral Economics, International Development, Environmental and Natural Resources, and Agricultural and Rural Economy
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Anticipated graduation year: 2028
Yifan Wang

Yifan Wang

Research interests: Labor and Family Economics, Applied Econometrics, and Food and Health Economics
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Anticipated graduation year: 2028
Yuanyuan Wen

Yuanyuan Wen

Research interests: Climate Change, Rural Community, Crop Production, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Applied Econometrics, and Geospatial Analysis
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Dissertation Chair: Wei Zhang
Anticipated graduation year: 2026
Yuetong Zhang

Yuetong Zhang

Research interests: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Applied Econometrics
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Dissertation Chair: Klaus Moeltner
Anticipated graduation year: 2025
Yixing Zheng

Yixing Zheng

Research interests: Agribusiness, Price Analysis, International Trade, Applied Econometrics, and Causal Inference
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Dissertation chair: Jason Grant
Anticipated graduation year: 2024