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Dmitry Adams

Degree: M.S.
Expected Completion: 2020
Adviser: Jeff Stokes
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Maroua Afi

Contact: mafi2@huskers.unl.edu
Degree: Ph.D.
Adviser: Jay Parsons
Previous Education: Agris Mundus Double Degree Master of Science in Sustainable Rural Development from University College Cork , Ireland and The Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain.Engineering Degree in Agricultural Economics from University of Carthage (ESA Mograne), Tunisia.
Areas of Interest: Economic modelling, environmental economics, resilience and sustainable development, decision making, agricultural systems, livestock economics
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Muhammad Tahir Ali

Contact: mtahirali@huskers.unl.edu
Degree: Ph.D.
Expected Completion: 2021
Advisers: Karina Schoengold and Azzeddine Azzam
Previous Education: MSc. Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan
Areas of Interest: Social capital, small farmers decision making, water policy/economics, environmental economics
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Cicely Batie

Contact: cbatie2@huskers.unl.edu
Degree: M.S.
Expected Completion: 2021
Adviser: Brad Lubben
Previous Education: Previous Education: B.A. German and Global Studies, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Areas of Interest: Agriculture and trade policy, agribusiness management
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Ahmed Chennak

Contact: achennak@huskers.unl.edu
Degree: Ph.D.
Expected Completion: 2020
Advisers:
Konstantinos Giannakas, Amalia Yiannaka
Previous Education: Previous Education: M.Sc. D., in Business Economics and Management, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, 2014-2016; B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering, Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine, 2007-2013
Areas of Interest: Industrial organization, production economics, economic development
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Anubrata Deka

Contact: deka.anubrata@huskers.unl.edu
Degree: Ph.D.
Expected Completion: May 2020
Previous Education: B.A in Economics (honors), University of Delhi; M.A in Economics, South Asian University, New Delhi
Advisors: Amalia Yiannaka, Konstantinos Giannakas
Areas of Interest: Industrial organization Game Theory, Experimental Economics, Agribusiness Marketing, Food Safety and Food Labeling
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Qianqian Du

Contact: qdu10@huskers.unl.edu
Degree: M.S.
Expected Completion: 2021
Advisor: Taro Mieno
Previous Education: B.A., Economics, Doane University
Areas of Interest: Precision agriculture, environmental and natural resource economics
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Iyore Eronmwon

Degree: M.S.
Expected Completion: 2020
Adviser: Cory Walters
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Kaouter Essakkat

Contact: kessakkat2@huskers.unl.edu
Degree: Ph.D.
Expected Completion: December 2025
Adviser: Karina Schoengold
Previous Education: MSc Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Master Ecole Nationale de Commerce et de Gestion d'Agadir (ENCGA)
Areas of Interest: Natural resources economics
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Diya Ganguly

Contact: diya.ganguly@huskers.unl.edu
Degree: Ph.D.
Expected Completion: 2020
Adviser: 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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Daniel Gertner

Contact: daniel.gertner@huskers.unl.edu
Degree: M.S.
Expected Completion: 2021
Adviser: Elliott Dennis
Previous Education: Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Areas of Interest: Livestock Health Economics, Public Policy
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Henriette Gitungwa

Degree: Ph.D.
Expected Completion: 2022
Adviser: Chris Gustafson
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Sabrina Gulab

Contact: sabrina.gulab@huskers.unl.edu
Degree: Ph.D.
Expected Completion: 2022
Adviser: Simanti Banerjee
Areas of Interest: Experimental and Behavioral Economics
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Malek Hammami

Contact: ahammami@huskers.unl.edu
Degree: Ph.D.
Expected Completion: 2021
Adviser: John Beghin
Previous Education: M.Sc Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania-Greece (MAICh); BS, University of Carthage- Tunis-(ESAM)
Areas of Interest: International trade, industrial organization, behavioral and experimental economics ResearchGate
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Austin Harthoorn

Contact: austinharthoorn@gmail.com
Degree: M.S.
Expected Completion: 2022
Adviser: Cory Walters
Previous Education: B.S., UNL, Agricultural Economics
Areas of Interest: Grain Markets
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Mohamed Amine Hedoui

Contact: mhedoui2@huskers.unl.edu
Degree: Ph.D.
Expected Completion: 2023
Adviser: John Beghin
Previous Education: M.S. Business Economics and Management, MaiCh, Greece. Engineering degree, Food, AGricultural Economics and Management, INAT, Tunisia
Areas of Interest: Agricultural Trade, Agricultural Policy
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Jedidiah Hewlett

Contact: jhewlett2@huskers.unl.edu
Degree:M.S.
Expected Completion: 2022
Adviser: Jay Persons
Previous Education: B.S. in AgBusiness from the University of Wyoming
Areas of Interest: Farm and ranch management, natural resources and livestock systems
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Hanin Hosni

Degree: Ph.D.
Expected Completion: 2022
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Wilman Iglesias Pinedo

Degree: Ph.D.
Expected Completion: 2021
Advisor: Lilyan Fulginiti
Previous Education: M.S., Applied Economics. Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Minas Gerais - Brazil; B.A., Economics, Universidad del Atlántico, Barranquilla, Atlántico - Colombia.
Areas of Interest: Development economics, labor economics, poverty and human capital
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Shunkei Kakimoto

Degree: M.S.
Expected Completion: 2021
Adviser: Taro Mieno
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Logan Kalkowski

Contact: lakalkowski@gmail.com
Degree: M.S.
Expected Completion: December 2020
Adviser: Jay Parsons
Previous Education: B.S., Agribusiness, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Areas of Interest: Livestock systems, banking and finance, appraisal, grazing systems, cover crops
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Badri Khanal

Contact: bkhanal@huskers.unl.edu
Degree: Ph.D.
Expected Completion: 2021
Adviser:  Karina Schoengold
Areas of Interest: Resource economics, development economics, behavioral and experimental economics
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Amanda Kowalewski

Contact:amanda.kowalewski@huskers.unl.edu
Degree:M.S.
Expected Completion: 2021
Adviser:  Brad Lubben
Previous Education: B.S. Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Areas of Interest: Rural Community Vitality, International Agriculture
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Ishani Lal

Degree: M.S.
Expected Completion: 2021
Adviser: Nick Brozović
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Julie Lee

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

Degree: M.S.
Expected Completion: 2021
Adviser: Jay Parsons
Areas of Interest: Economics of hauling and applying livestock manure as an agronomic fertilizer
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Jacob Michels

Contact: jmichels4@huskers.unl.edu
Degree: Ph.D.
Expected Completion: 2024
Advisers: John Beghin, Kate Brooks and Lia Nogueira
Previous Education: M.S. in Applied Statistics, B.S. in both Economics and Finance (double major) and minors in both Mathematics and Business Administration, all from Minnesota State University, Mankato (MNSU)
Areas of Interest: Topics that impact the "family farm" such as (but not necessarily limited to): International trade and policy, precision agriculture, soil and water policy and industrial organization.
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Shelby Mikulak

Degree: M.S.
Expected Completion: 2021
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Susweta Ray

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

Contact: jared.stauffer@huskers.unl.edu
Degree: M.S.
Expected Completion: 2022
Adviser: Jeff Stokes
Previous Education: B.S. Agribusiness Banking & Finance, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Areas of Interest: Production economics, agribusiness management, institutional finance
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Anne Timu

Contact: annegesare@huskers.unl.edu
Degree: Ph.D.
Expected Completion:2021
Adviser: 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
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Olivier Tuyizere

Contact: olivier@huskers.unl.edu
Degree: M.S.
Expected Completion: 2022
Adviser: Christopher Gustafson
Previous Education: B.S., Integrated Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Areas of Interest: Behavioral and experimental economics
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Pedro Queiroz

Degree: Ph.D.
Expected Completion: 2020
Adviser: Lilyan Fulginiti
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Jessica Windh

Contact: jwindh2@huskers.unl.edu
Degree: Ph.D.
Expected Completion: 2023
Adviser: Jay Parsons
Previous Education: M.S. Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wyoming; B.S. Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management, University of Wyoming
Areas of Interest: Livestock Systems, Resource Economics, Farm and Ranch Management
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Kara Zimmerman

Degree: M.S.
Expected Completion: 2021
Advisers: Kate Brooks, Cory Walters