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AAEA Member Wally Tyner Honored for “Advancing Science to Serve Society”

Tyner Elected as Fellow by American Association for the Advancement of Science

AAEA Member and Purdue University Professor Wallace Tyner has been elected as one of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows for 2016.

Tyner is a Professor of Agriculture Economics at Purdue, was elected in the AAAS section on Agriculture, Food, and Renewable Resources. He is being honored for “distinguished contributions in agricultural and energy economics and research at the interface of the two areas, especially biofuels economics and policy.”

“I have been blessed to have had great students and colleagues,” Tyner said “This recognition reflects the contributions of the entire team.”

Tyner is a published author on energy resources and economics, and has also received the AAEA Distinguished Policy Contribution Award, the Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award, and was given the “Energy Patriot Award” by Indiana Senator Richard Lugar.  

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ABOUT AAEA: Established in 1910, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with 2,500 members in more than 20 countries. Members of the AAEA work in academic or government institutions as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, food, health, and international development. The AAEA publishes two journals, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices. To learn more, visit

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