Agricultural Economics

Agricultural economics graduates selected for prestigious World Bank program

Monday, September 30th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Francis Addeah Darko earned his Master’s and Ph.D. from Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics but his dreams of working for the World Bank started well before his matriculation. “I grew up in a village in Ghana where the majority of people were poor and most depended on agriculture,” Darko, who graduated in…

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Loss of Wally Tyner reverberates around the world

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

When Morocco was negotiating a free trade deal with the U.S. in 2004, Wally Tyner, the James and Lois Ackerman Professor of Agricultural Economics, played a major role without ever sitting at the table. “The agreement was being negotiated and on both sides of the table were Wally’s former students,” said Tom Hertel, distinguished professor…

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How much is that turkey in the window?

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

By Emma Ea Ambrose  Consumers have a lot to give thanks for this Thanksgiving as they head to the grocery stores. Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and department head of Purdue’s agricultural economics department, said shoppers can expect prices of Thanksgiving staples to be on par, if not a bit lower, than the past several years….

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