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Gerald E Shively

Agricultural Economics 

  • Associate Department Head
  • Professor of Agricultural Economics
Krannert Room 656

Professor Shively conducts nationally and internationally recognized research on agricultural development and the environment. His research focuses on the links among poverty, land and labor use, and natural resource management in developing regions of the world. His interests also include the environmental and distributional implications of sectoral and macroeconomic policies, and dynamic household models incorporating risk. Prof. Shively's international experience includes research in numerous African and Asian countries.

Prof. Shively has been designated a University Faculty Scholar and is the 2007 recipient of Purdue’s Agricultural Research Award. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Agricultural Economics, the flagship journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists and serves on the Editorial Policy Boards of the journals Land Economics and Environment and Development Economics.

Awards & Honors

(2014) C-FARE Blue Ribbon Panel. Council on Food Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE).

(2014) Editor-in-Chief. International Associate of Agricultural Economists.

(2014) Editorial Board. Land Economics.

(2014) Executive Committee. Purdue Center for Global Food Security.

(2014) LEAD21. LEAD21.

(2014) Policy Board, Environment and Development Economics (2012-present). Beijer Institute (Stockholm).

(2013) Academic Leadership Program. Committee on Institutional Cooperation.

(2013) Blue Ribbon Panel. Council on Food Agricultural and Resource Economics (C-FARE).

(2013) Editor-in-Chief. International Association of Agricultural Economists.

(2013) Editorial Board. Land Economics.

Selected Publications

Liu, J., Shively, G., & Binkley, J. (in press). Access to Variety Contributes to Dietary Diversity in China. Food Policy.

Shively, G., Sununtnasuk, C., & Thapa, G. (2014). Agricultural Diversity and Child Nutrition in Nepal. (Nutrition Innovation Lab Research Briefing Paper N), 8. Retrieved from

Shively, G., & Sununtnasuk, C. (in press). Agricultural Diversity and Child Stunting in Nepal. Journal of Development Studies.

Sunderlin, T., Achdiawan, R., Angelsen, A., Babigumira, R., Ickowitz, A., Paumgarten, F., Reyes-Garcia, V., . . . Shively, G. (2014). Challenging perceptions about men, women and forest product use: a global comparative study. World Development, 64(S1), 56-66.

Suttles, S., Tyner, W., Shively, G., Sands, R., & Sohngen, B. (2014). Economic effects of bioenergy policy in the United States and Europe: A general equilibrium approach focusing on forest biomass. Renewable Energy, 69, 428-436.

Shively, G., & Thapa, G. (2014). Food prices, their determinants and connections to child nutrition in Nepal. (Nutrition Innovation Lab Research Briefing Paper N), 7. Retrieved from

Borner, J., Shively, G., Wunder, S., & Wyman, M. (in press). How do rural households cope with economic shocks? Insights from global data using hierarchical analysis. Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Michler, J., & Shively, G. (in press). Land Tenure, Tenure Security and Farm Efficiency: Panel Evidence from the Philippines. Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Jagger, P., & Shively, G. (2014). Land Use Change, Fuel Use and Respiratory Health in Uganda. Energy Policy, 67, 713-726.

Shively, G., Chibwana, C., Fisher, M., Masters, W., & Jumbe, C. (2014). Measuring the Impacts of Malawiäó»s Farm Input Subsidy Program. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 9(1), 132-147.