Current Graduate Students

Current Graduate Students

Pratiksha Baishya

Pratiksha Baishya

Contact: pratiksha.baishya@gmail.com
Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: 2019
Advisor: Dr. Taro Mieno
Previous Education: B.S. Agriculture and M.S. Agricultural Economics, Assam Agricultural University

Ashlee Carlson

Ashlee Carlson

Contact: ashleemcarlson@gmail.com
Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: December 2017
Thesis topic: Rainfall Index Insurance: For Pasture or Profit?
Advisors: 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

Contact: e_coufal@hotmail.com
Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: May 2018
Thesis topic: Cover crop grazing (cattle)
Advisor: Dr. Jay Parsons
Previous Education: B.S. Agribusiness, Minor Entrepreneurship, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Areas of Interest: Farm Management
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Katie Cumming

Katie Cumming

Contact: katiecumming18@gmail.com
Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: 2019
Advisor: Dr. Jay Parsons
Previous Education: B.S. Agribusiness and Animal Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Areas of Interest: Risk Management

Vanessa De Oliveira

Vanessa De Oliveira


Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: May 2018
Advisors: Dr. Kate Brooks and 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
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Zhengzheng Gao

Zhengzheng Gao

Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: 2019
Advisor: Dr. Taro MienoPrevious education: B.A., Economics, University of Minnesota Duluth
Areas of interest: Environmental economics, regional economics

Grant Gardner

Grant Gardner

Contact: grant.gardner@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: 2019
Thesis topic: Profitability of Nitrogen Modeling
Advisor: Dr. Taro Mieno
Previous Education: B.S. Agricultural Business Management, Purdue University
Areas of interest: Farm profitability, business strategy, technological innovation
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Henriette Gitungwa

Henriette Gitungwa


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


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: December 2017
Advisor: Dr. Karina Schoengold
Previous Education: B.S. Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Malek Hammami

Malek Hammami

Contact: ahammami@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: 2021
Previous Education: M.Sc in Business Economics & Management, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania-Greece (MAICh)-2017; Agricultural Engineer in Rural Economics, University of Carthage- Tunis- Ecole Superieure d'Agriculture de Mograne (ESAM)- 2014
Areas of interest: Resource and environmental economics, experimental and behavioral economics, cooperatives

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Wilman Iglesias Pinedo

Wilman Iglesias Pinedo

Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: 2021
Advisor: Dr. Lilyan Fulginiti

Taylor Kaus

Taylor Kaus

Contact: taylor.kaus@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: 2019
Previous Education: B.S., Agricultural Economics; Mathematics, statistics minors, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Areas of interest: Risk, marketing, farm structure

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

Badri Khanal

Badri Khanal

Contact: bkhanal@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: 2021
Advisors: Dr. Taro Mieno and Dr. Karina Schoengold

Julie Lee

Yunkyung Lee

Contact: julielee@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: 2021
Advisor: Dr. Konstantinos Giannakas
Previous Education: B.S. Kwangwoon University, M.S. Mississippi State
Areas of Interest:Food system and policy, consumer behavior

Charalampos Mavroutsikos

Charalampos Mavroutsikos

Contact: charalmav@yahoo.gr
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: May 2018
Dissertation Topic: On the Economics of Crop Insurance
Advisors: Dr. Konstantinos Giannakas and Dr. Cory Walters
Previous Education: M.S. Economic Theory, Athens University of Economics and Business; B.S. Agricultural Economics, Agricultural University of Athans
Areas of Interest:Industrial organization, economic policy, risk management, agribusiness, natural resource economics

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

Emily O'Donnell

Emily O'Donnell


Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: May 2018
Thesis Topic: Irrigation management
Advisors: Dr. Wes Peterson, Dr. Lia Nogueira, Dr. Cory Walters
Previous Education: B.S. Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Emmanouil Petrakis

Emmanouil Petrakis

Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date:2019
Advisor: Dr. Kate Brooks

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

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 2018
Advisor: Dr. Karina Schoengold
Previous Education: B.A. Economics, Minnesota State University-Moorhead

Brooks Ronspies

Brooks Ronspies

Contact: brooks.ronspies@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date: 2019
Advisor: Dr. Simanti Banerjee
Previous Education: B.S. Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Areas of Interest: Behavioral economics, experimental economics, natural resource economics

Felipe Silva

Felipe Silva

Contact: felipe.silva@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date: December 2017 (double Ph.D. 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.
Advisors: Dr. Richard Perrin and Dr. Lilyan Fulginiti
Previous Education: Master in Applied Economics at the Federal University of Vicosa, Brazil
 

Paloch Suchato

Paloch Suchato

Contact: psuchato@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date:2019
Advisors: Dr. Taro Mieno and Dr. Karina Schoengold
Previous Education: B.A. Economics, Minor Mathematics, San Francisco State University
Areas of Interest: Environmental and resources economics and policy, econometrics, big data analytics, water resources management and policy
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Anne Timu

Anne Timu

Contact: annegesare@huskers.unl.edu
Degree Objective: Ph.D.
Expected Completion Date:2021
Advisor: Dr. Chris Gustafson
Previous Education:
B.Sc, Agriculture education and extension, University of Nairobi; Msc, Agriculture and applied economics, University of Nairobi and University of Pretoria, South Africa
Areas of Interest: Rural development, food economics, risk management

Qianyu Zhang

Qianyu Zhang

Contact: zhan3322@d.umn.edu
Degree Objective: M.S.
Expected Completion Date:2019
Advisors: Dr. Karina Schoengold and Dr. Taro Mieno
Previous Education:
B.B.B., Economics, University of Minnesota Duluth
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