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Uris Lantz C Baldos

Agricultural Economics 

  • Research Assistant Professor
KRAN Room 570
403 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2056

Uris earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of the Philippines at Los Baños. After a short stint in the private sector, he pursued his master’s and doctorate in agricultural economics, both from Purdue University. He spent a year and a half as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Global Trade Analysis. He co-developed the Simplified International Model of agricultural Prices, Land use and the Environment (SIMPLE), a computational economic model of global agriculture which he extensively use in his research as well as co-authored a textbook on global food sustainability. Uris’ research interests are on the broad issues surrounding the global farm-food-environment nexus, local-global telecoupling and on computational economic modelling.

Selected Publications

Avetisyan, M., Baldos, U. C., & Hertel, T. W. (2010). Development of the GTAP Version 7 Land Use Data Base. Center for Global Trade Analysis, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, (3426). Retrieved from

Tyner, W. E., Taheripour, F., Zhuang, Q., Birur, D., & Baldos, U. C. (2010). Land Use Changes and Consequent CO2 Emissions due to US Corn Ethanol Production: A Comprehensive Analysis, A Report to Argonne National Laboratory. Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University.

Tyner, W. E., Taheripour, F., & Baldos, U. C. (2009). Land Use Change Carbon Emissions Due to US Ethanol Production. Purdue University, 49. Retrieved from

Hertel, T. W., & Baldos, U. C. (2016). Global Change and the Challenges of Sustainably Feeding a Growing Planet. New York: Springer International Publishing. Retrieved from

Hertel, T. W., Baldos, U. C., & Van der Mensbrugghe, D. Y. (2016). Predicting Long-Term Food Demand, Cropland Use, and Prices. Annual Review of Resource Economics, 8(1), 417–441. doi:10.1146/annurev-resource-100815-095333

Hertel, T. W., & Baldos, U. C. (2016). Attaining food and environmental security in an era of globalization. Global Environmental Change, 41, 195–205. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.10.006

Baldos, U. C., & Hertel, T. W. (2016). Debunking the ‘new normal’: Why world food prices are expected to resume their long run downward trend. Global Food Security, 8, 27–38. doi:10.1016/j.gfs.2016.03.002

Baldos, U. C., Fuglie, K. O., & Hertel, T. W. (2015). Appraising the gains from climate adaptation: The case of agricultural R&D investments.

Baldos, U. C., & Hertel, T. W. (2015). The role of international trade in managing food security risks from climate change. Food Security, 7(2), 275–290. doi:10.1007/s12571-015-0435-z

Baldos, U. C., Viens, F. G., Hertel, T. W., & Fuglie, K. O. (2015). On the linkages in U.S. public R&D spending, knowledge capital and agricultural productivity growth: A Bayesian approach.

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