Joseph Havlicek, Jr.
Dr. Havlicek's mark on the agricultural economics profession can be seen in an array of areas. He began his career as an agricultural economist for the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1959, and moved on to become chair of the department of agricultural economics and rural sociology at The Ohio State University and the department of agricultural and resource economics at the University of Maryland in the 1980s. He was named a National Science Fellow, Institute for Mathematical Foundations in Economics at the University of Missouri in 1965 and served as a visiting scientist for the Center for Urban Studies at the University of Chicago in 1968.
Dr. Havlicek's involvement with the AAEA has been another mark of his impact on the profession. He served on the Editorial Council of the AJAE from 1981 to 1982 and served on the AAEA Board of Directors from 1981 to 1984. He was elected AAEA president for the 1986-87 term. He also was elected president of the Southern Agricultural Economics Association for the 1984-85 term. He was named a fellow of the AAEA in 1989. Six of his graduate students have earned AAEA outstanding thesis or dissertation awards.