Ford Ramsey



Ph.D., Economics, North Carolina State University, 2017

M.A., Teaching, University of North Carolina, 2011

B.A., Music, Economics minor, University of North Carolina, 2010


My research is focused on risk and insurance, structural change in agriculture, and applied econometrics. I am particularly interested in the development and application of statistical methods for evaluating relationships between agricultural yields and prices across time and space.

My dissertation looked at the relationship between policy, prices, and risk with regards to farm insurance and Japan's recent trend in farmers exiting the industry.

Courses Taught

AAEC 4424 - Agricultural Finance

AAEC 4804 - Econometrics

Courses Taught Elsewhere

EC 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics

ED 205 - Fundamentals of Economics


  • Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech, 2017-Present
  • SAS Institute, Cary, NC, 2014-2017


AAEA/AARES Heading South Awards, 2016

Outstanding PhD Student Presentation Award, Runner Up, AISC, 2016


Santeramo, F.G. and Ramsey, A.F. (2017). Crop Insurance in the European Union: Lessons and Caution from the United States. EuroChoices. Forthcoming.

Ramsey, A.F. and Santeramo, F.G. (2016). La domanda di assicurazione nell'Unione europea: riflessioni sull'esperienza degli Stati Uniti. Agriregionieuropa. 12(47).

Austin Ford Ramsey, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech
  • 540-231-5032
  • 202-B Hutcheson Hall
    250 Drillfield Drive
    Blacksburg, VA