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Jacob E Ricker-Gilbert

Agricultural Economics 

  • Assistant Professor of Ag Economics
765.494.4260
Krannert Room 623

Jacob Ricker-Gilbert holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University. His M.S. is from Virginia Tech and his B.S. is from University of Vermont. Jacob’s research and teaching activities are primarily related to economic growth and poverty reduction in developing countries.

Jacob has a special interest in how technology, market access, and public policy affect peoples’ decisions and well-being. He has international experience in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Jacob’s dissertation research, evaluating the impact of fertilizer subsidies on small farmers in Malawi, won the 2009 T.W. Schultz award for best paper at the Triennial Meeting of the International Association of Agricultural Economics. His dissertation work was also recognized by the African Association of Agricultural Economists in 2010. Prior to his doctoral studies, Jacob worked as an agricultural economist at the Economic Research Service in the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 2005 to 2007.

Selected Publications

Ricker-Gilbert, J. E. (2014). Wage and Employment Effects of Malawi’s Fertilizer Subsidy Program. Agricultural Economics, 45(3), 337-353.

Ricker-Gilbert, J. E., Jumbe, C., & Chamberlin, J. (2014). The Impact of Increasing Population Density on African Agriculture and Livelihoods: The Case of Malawi. Food Policy, 48, 114-128.

Josephson, A., Ricker-Gilbert, J. E., & Florax, R. (2014). How Does Population Density Affect Agricultural Productivity? Evidence from Ethiopia. Food Policy, 48, 142-152.

Bezu, S., Tesfahun, G., Shiferaw, B., & Ricker-Gilbert, J. E. (2014). Impact of Improved Maize Adoption on Welfare of Farm Households in Malawi: A Panel Data Analysis. World Development, 59, 120-131.

Ricker-Gilbert, J. E. (in press). Wage and Employment Effects of Malawi’s Fertilizer Subsidy Program. Agricultural Economics, (Forthcoming).

Ricker-Gilbert, J. E., Mason, N. M., Darko, F., & Tembo, S. (2013). What are the Effects of Input subsidy Programs on Maize Prices? Evidence from Malawi and Zambia. Agricultural Economics, 44(6), 671-686.

Jayne, T. S., Mather, D., Mason, N. M., & Ricker-Gilbert, J. E. (2013). How do Fertilizer Subsidy Programs Affect Total Fertilizer Use? A Synthesis of the Evidence on “Crowding in/out” in sub-Saharan Africa. Agricultural Economics, 44(6), 687-703.

Lunduka, R., Ricker-Gilbert, J. E., & Fisher, M. (2013). The Consistent and Contrasting Results of Research Examining the Economic Impacts of Malawi’s Fertilizer Subsidy Program. Agricultural Economics, 44(6), 563-579.

Ricker-Gilbert, J. E., Mason, N.M., Darko, F., & Tembo, S. (2013). What are the Effects of Input subsidy Programs on Maize Prices? Evidence from Malawi and Zambia. Agricultural Economics, 44(6):671-686..

Ricker-Gilbert, J. E. (2013). Wage and Employment Effects of Malawi’s Fertilizer Subsidy Program. Agricultural Economics, Forthcoming.