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April 2015 Issue 8

April 2015, Issue 8  

Meet AAEA’s 2015 Fellows

The AAEA Fellows Selection Committee has selected six outstanding members to be honored as AAEA Fellows. In this release of The Exchange, we will learn about J. Edward Taylor and how he is shaping the future of the Association and the field of agricultural and applied economics as a whole.

Meet AAEA 2015 Fellow: J. Edward Taylor

       Ed has been widely recognized for his contributions to research, teaching, and outreach as well as to AAEA, most recently as an editor of AJAE. His research on a range of development economics, labor, migration, and environment topics appears in top general economics, field, and scientific journals and has garnered more than 16,000 citations according to Google Scholar, along with wide media attention. Ed pioneered methods to evaluate the effects of projects and policies on local economies, showcased in a new Oxford Press book, Beyond Experiments in Development Economics. His award-winning research on the end of farm labor abundance has far-reaching implications for farmers, farm workers, and rural communities in the United States and Mexico. Ed is listed in the most recent edition of Who’s Who in Economics.
      Ed is a mentor, friend, and colleague to a generation of the University of California, Davis’ students, whom he has brought into research projects on five continents. His innovative RebelText initiative provides students with creative, flexible and affordable alternatives to traditional textbooks. UC Davis honored Ed with the Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award, for “us[ing] his expertise as a development economist to make significant contributions to the world, nation, state, and local communities.”

In the next issue of The Exchange, you will learn about another 2015 Fellow with a brief biography of achievements in their career. You can also read about them by searching for our hashtag on Facebook and Twitter: #MeetAAEA2015Fellows.

2015 AAEA Fellows:

  • C. Peter Timmer, Harvard University
  • Jayson Lusk, Oklahoma State University
  • James MacDonald, USDA, Economic Research Service
  • Alad Olmstead, University of California, Davis
  • Ariel Dinar, University of California, Riverside

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