Current Graduate Students

Current Graduate Students

Mustapha Alhassan

Mustapha Alhassan

Contact: malhassan@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: December 2017
Previous Education: M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University; M.S. in Agricultural Economics, minor in Statistics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; B.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland, College Park
Advisors: Dr. Chris Gustafson & Dr. Karina Schoengold
Areas of Interest: Environmental and natural resources economics; Non-market valuation of resources using revealed and stated preferences techniques

Kofi Britwum

Kofi Britwum

Contact: kbritwum@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
advisor: Dr. Amalia Yiannaka
Expected Completion Date: August 2017
Previous Education: M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Delaware
Areas of Interest: Consumer Behavior and Preferences, Food Marketing, Auction and Field Experiments

Ashlee Carlson

Ashlee Carlson

Contact: ashleemcarlson@gmail.com
Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: May 2017
Thesis topic: Rainfall Index Insurance: For Pasture or Profit?
Advisor: Dr. Cory Walters and Dr. Kate Brooks
Previous Education: B.S. Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Areas of interest: Risk management, livestock insurance, marketing, and industrial organization

Ahmed Chennak

Ahmed Chennak


Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: May 2020


Noor Cholidah

Noor Cholidah


Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: May 2018
advisor: Dr. Azzeddine Azzam
Areas of interest: Industrial organization of the agri-food system, rural innovation and development
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Eric Coufal

Eric Coufal


Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: May 2018
Advisor: Dr. Jay Parsons
Previous Education: B.S. Agribusiness, Minor Entrepreneurship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Areas of Interest: Farm Management
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Vanessa De Oliveira

Vanessa De Oliveira


Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: May 2018
Advisors: Dr. Kate Brooks, Dr. Lia Nogueira


Anubrata Deka

Anubrata Deka

Contact: deka.anubrata@yahoo.in
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: May 2020
Previous Education: B.A in Economics (honors), University of Delhi; M.A in Economics, South Asian University, New Delhi
Advisor: Dr. Azzeddine Azzam
Areas of interest: Industrial Organization

Diya Ganguly

Diya Ganguly


Contact: diya.ganguly@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: May 2020
Advisor: Dr. Simanti Banerjee
Previous education: M.A. in Economics, Jadavpur University; B.A. in Economics, Jadavpur University
Areas of interest: Resource and environmental economics, experimental and behavioral economics


Ruskin Gautam

Ruskin Gautam

Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: May 2017
Advisor: Dr. Kate Brooks
Previous Education: B.S. Accounting and B.S. Economics, Caldwell University

Henriette Gitungwa

Henriette Gitungwa


Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: May 2018
Advisor: Dr. Chris Gustafson


Angela Graham

Angela Sarah Graham

Contact:agraham9@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: May 2020
Advisor: Dr. Lia Nogueira
Previous Education: M.S. Economics, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD; BSC. in Economics, University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Areas of Interest:International agricultural trade, agribusiness

Sabrina Gulab

Sabrina Gulab


Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: May 2018
Advisor: Dr. Jeff Royer
Previous Education: Bsc. (hons), Ag Economics, University of Agriculture Faisalabad
Areas of interest: Agribusiness and entrepreneurship


Taylor Hackbart

Taylor Hackbart

Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: May 2017
Advisor: Dr. Karina Schoengold
Previous Education: B.S. Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Ulmaskhon Kalandarova

Ulmaskhon Kalandarova

Contact: ulmaskhon@gmail.com
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Advisors: Dr. Lilyan Fulginiti and Dr. Richard Perrin
Previous Education: 2009-2011 - MS in Rural Development - Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain), University College of Cork (Ireland), Agricultural University of Athens (Greece); 2006-2008 - MS in Water Resources Management and Economics - Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Melioration (Uzbekistan); 2002-2006 - BS in Water Resources Management and Economics - Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Melioration (Uzbekistan)Productivity analysis, agricultural development, production economics
Areas of interest: Productivity analysis, agricultural development, production economics

James Keeler

James Keeler


Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: May 2018
Advisor: Dr. Taro Mieno
Previous Education: B.S. Economics and Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Tina Kotsakou

Stamatina (Tina) Kotsakou

Contact: kotsakoy-tina@hotmail.com
Degree Objective: M.S
Expected Completion Date: August 2017
Thesis topic: Joint decision making under risk: applications to grain marketing
Advisor: Dr. Cory Walters and Dr. Simanti Banerjee
Previous Education: B.S. Agricultural Economics, Agricultural University of Athens
Areas of Interest: Grain marketing, experimental economics, industrial organization


Charalampos Mavroutsikos

Charalampos Mavroutsikos

Contact: charalmav@yahoo.gr
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Advisor: Dr. Konstantinos Giannakas
Previous Education: M.S. Economic Theory, Athens University of Economics and Business; B.S. Agricultural Economics, Agricultural University of Athans

Syed Imran Ali Meerza

Syed Imran Ali Meerza

Contact:  imran.meerza@gmail.com
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date:May 2017
Advisor:Dr. Konstantinos Giannakas
Previous Education: M.S. Economics, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD; BSS in Economics, Khulna University, Bangladesh
Areas of Interest: Industrial Organization, Agribusiness, Food Policy, Economics of Innovation and Natural Resource Economics

Hailee Moore

Hailee Moore


Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: May 2018
Advisor: Dr. Matt Stockton
Previous Education: B.A. Agribusiness, Hastings College


Emily O'Donnell

Emily O'Donnell


Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: May 2018
Advisor: Dr. Cory Walters
Previous Education: B.S. Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Pedro Queiroz

Pedro Queiroz


Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: May 2020
Advisor: Dr. Lilyan Fulginiti


Nigina Rakhmatullaeva

Nigina Rakhmatullaeva

Contact:n.rakhmatullaeva@gmail.com
Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: May 2018
Previous Education: B.S. Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Advisor: Dr. Chris Gustafson
Areas of interest: International Agricultural Food Systems, Food Aid, Food Resource Management

Saeedeh Ravan Sahd

Saeedeh Ravan Shad

Contact: sravan-shad@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: August 2021
Previous Education: 2011 – 2014 M.Sc. in Environmental Economics, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran; 2006 – 2010 B.Sc. in Industrial Economics, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
Advisor: Dr. Karina Schoengold
Areas of interest:
Environmental and natural resource economics, econometrics, computational methods in economics

Susweta Ray

Susweta Ray

Contact: susweta.ray@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: May 2020
advisor: Bachelors in Agriculture from Visva-bharati University, India; Masters in Agricultural Economics from G.B.Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India
Advisor: Dr. Wes Peterson
Areas of Interest: International trade and development, industrial organization

Dylan Riley

Dylan Riley

Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: May 2017
Advisor: Dr. Karina Schoengold
Previous Education: B.A. Economics, Minnesota State University-Moorhead

Felipe Silva

Felipe Silva

Contact: felipe.silva@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: May, 2017 (double PhD with the Federal University of Vicosa, Brazil)
Dissertation topic: Trade-off between agriculture and environment in Brazil: estimation of the opportunity cost of keeping one extra hectare of forest and shadow price estimation of Carbon Dioxide for the Brazilian Amazon Forest region; and evaluation of the effect of technological progress occurred in the last decades on the trade-off between agriculture and Carbon Dioxide emission in Brazil.
Advisor: Dr. Richard Perrin, Dr. Lilyan Fulginiti
Previous Education: Master in Applied Economics at the Federal University of Vicosa, Brazil
 

Nadeeka Weerasekara

Nadeeka Weerasekara

Contact: ndkweerasekara@gmail.com
Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: August 2017
Advisor: Dr. Simanti Banerjee, Dr. Zinnia Mukherjee
Previous Education: B.S. Agribusiness Management, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
Areas of Interest: Environmental And Resource Economics, Experimental Economics