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Jacob E Ricker-Gilbert

Agricultural Economics 

  • Associate Professor of Ag Economics
  • Assistant Professor of Ag Economics
765.494.4260
Krannert Room 623

Jacob Ricker-Gilbert holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University. His M.S. is from Virginia Tech and his B.S. is from University of Vermont. Jacob’s research and teaching activities are primarily related to economic growth and poverty reduction in developing countries.

Jacob has a special interest in how technology, market access, and public policy affect peoples’ decisions and well-being. He has international experience in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Jacob’s dissertation research, evaluating the impact of fertilizer subsidies on small farmers in Malawi, won the 2009 T.W. Schultz award for best paper at the Triennial Meeting of the International Association of Agricultural Economics. His dissertation work was also recognized by the African Association of Agricultural Economists in 2010. Prior to his doctoral studies, Jacob worked as an agricultural economist at the Economic Research Service in the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 2005 to 2007.

Selected Publications

Josephson, A., Ricker-Gilbert, J., & Florax, R. (2014). How Does Population Density Affect Agricultural Productivity? Evidence from Ethiopia. Food Policy, 48, 142-152.

Bezu, S., Tesfahun, G., Shiferaw, B., & Ricker-Gilbert, J. (2014). Impact of Improved Maize Adoption on Welfare of Farm Households in Malawi: A Panel Data Analysis. World Development, 59, 120-131.

Ricker-Gilbert, J., Jumbe, C., & Chamberlin, J. (2014). The Impact of Increasing Population Density on African Agriculture and Livelihoods: The Case of Malawi. Food Policy, 48, 114-128.

Ricker-Gilbert, J. (2014). Wage and Employment Effects of Malawiäó»s Fertilizer Subsidy Program. Agricultural Economics, 45(3), 337-353.

Ricker-Gilbert, J., Jayne, T., & Shively, G. (2013). Addressing the äóÖWicked Problemäó» of Input Subsidy Programs in Africa: A Review. Applied Economic Perspective and Policy, 35(2), 322-340.

Ricker-Gilbert, J., Jayne, T.S., & Shively, G. (2013). Addressing the äóÖWicked Problemäó» of Input Subsidy Programs in Africa: A Review. Oxford University Press, 35(2): 322-340.

Ricker-Gilbert, J., & Mason, N. (2013). Disrupting Demand for Commercial Seed: Input Subsidies in Malawi and Zambia. World Development, 45(c), 75-91.

Mason, N.M., & Ricker-Gilbert, J. (2013). Disrupting Demand for Commercial Seed: Input Subsidies in Malawi and Zambia. Elsevier, 45(C): 75-91.

Jayne, T., Mather, D., Mason, N., & Ricker-Gilbert, J. (2013). How do Fertilizer Subsidy Programs Affect Total Fertilizer Use? A Synthesis of the Evidence on äóìCrowding in/outäó� in sub-Saharan Africa. Agricultural Economics, 44(6), 687-703.

Jayne. T.S., Mather, D., Mason, N.M., & Ricker-Gilbert, J. (2013). How do Fertilizer Subsidy Programs Affect Total Fertilizer Use? A Synthesis of the Evidence on äóìCrowding in/outäó� in sub-Saharan Africa. Wiley, 44(6):687-703.