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Gerald E Shively

Agricultural Economics 

  • Associate Department Head
  • Professor of Agricultural Economics
Krannert Room 656

Professor Shively conducts nationally and internationally recognized research on agricultural development and the environment. His research focuses on the links among poverty, land and labor use, and natural resource management in developing regions of the world. His interests also include the environmental and distributional implications of sectoral and macroeconomic policies, and dynamic household models incorporating risk. Prof. Shively's international experience includes research in numerous African and Asian countries.

Prof. Shively has been designated a University Faculty Scholar and is the 2007 recipient of Purdue’s Agricultural Research Award. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Agricultural Economics, the flagship journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists and serves on the Editorial Policy Boards of the journals Land Economics and Environment and Development Economics.

Awards & Honors

(2014) C-FARE Blue Ribbon Panel. Council on Food Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE).

(2014) Editorial Board. Land Economics.

(2014) Editor-in-Chief. International Associate of Agricultural Economists.

(2014) Executive Committee. Purdue Center for Global Food Security.

(2014) LEAD21. LEAD21.

(2014) Policy Board, Environment and Development Economics (2012-present). Beijer Institute (Stockholm).

(2013) Academic Leadership Program. Committee on Institutional Cooperation.

(2013) Blue Ribbon Panel. Council on Food Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE).

(2013) Editorial Board. Land Economics.

(2013) Editor-in-Chief. International Association of Agricultural Economists.

Selected Publications

Shively, G. E., Chibwana, C., Fisher, M. M., Masters, W., & Jumbe, C. (2014). Measuring the Impacts of Malawi’s Farm Input Subsidy Program. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 9(1), 132-147.

Shively, G. E., Sununtnasuk, C., & Thapa, G. (2014). Agricultural Diversity and Child Nutrition in Nepal, 8. Retrieved from

Shively, G. E., & Nelson, G. (2014). Modeling Climate Change and Agriculture: Introduction to the Special Issue. Agricultural Economics, 45(1), 1-2.

Shively, G. E., & Yao, R. (in press). Poverty, Income Inequality and Irrigation Development: Longitudinal Evidence from Palawan, the Philippines. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development.

Jagger, P., & Shively, G. E. (2014). Land Use Change, Fuel Use and Respiratory Health in Uganda. Energy Policy, 67, 713-726.

Liu, J., Shively, G. E., & Binkley, J. (in press). Access to Variety Contributes to Dietary Diversity in China. Food Policy.

Shively, G. E., & Thapa, G. (2014). Food prices, their determinants and connections to child nutrition in Nepal, 7. Retrieved from

Shively, G. E., & Smith, T. (2014). Natural Resources, the Environment and Economic Development in Southeast Asia". In Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics (Vol. 1st, pp. 114-135). London: Routledge.

Borner, J., Shively, G. E., Wunder, S., & Wyman, M. (in press). How do rural households cope with economic shocks? Insights from global data using hierarchical analysis. Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Michler, J., & Shively, G. E. (in press). Land Tenure, Tenure Security and Farm Efficiency: Panel Evidence from the Philippines. Journal of Agricultural Economics.