John BeghinMichael Yanney Chair of International Trade and Finance
Contact216 Filley Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68583-0922
Areas of Interest
International trade, food security, trade and the environment, policy analysis
John Beghin joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2019 as a professor and the Michael Yanney Chair in International Trade and Finance in the Department of Agricultural Economics and the Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance. John's teaching, research and outreach programs focus on international agricultural trade and non-tariff barriers. John is a faculty fellow with the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at UNL and with the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University.
Prior to joining UNL, John was a Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) at NC State University and Iowa State University. Beghin earned his MSc in agricultural economics at NC State and then received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1988. After returning to NC State for 10 years, Beghin went on to Iowa to serve as Director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute and Marlin Cole Professor of international agricultural economics at Iowa State University, from 1998 to 2016. Beghin returned to NC State in January 2017 and served as department head for 2 years.
Throughout his career Beghin has held various appointments, worked as a consultant for various organizations and private clients, and published over 100 articles and book chapters. He is considered an expert in international agriculture and food markets economics. His areas of interest include nontariff measures, trade and the environment, global food security, and policy analysis. His work is widely cited. He is a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, the main professional association of agricultural economists. John is married to Yalem Teshome, a professor of practice at UNL. They have a daughter named Carla, an economist, who lives in Cincinnati, and 2 ferocious labradoodles, Jack and Jill.