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Gerald E Shively

Agricultural Economics 

  • Associate Department Head
  • Professor of Agricultural Economics
765.494.4218
765.494.9176
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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

(2016) Faculty Fellow. Purdue Policy Research Institute.

(2012) University Faculty Scholar. Purdue University.

(2011) Purdue University Faculty Scholar. Purdue University.

(2009) Purdue University Faculty Scholar. Purdue University.

(2010) University Faculty Scholar. Purdue University.

(2008) Purdue University Faculty Scholar. Purdue University.

(2012) Outstanding Graduate Educator. Purdue University College of Agriculture.

(2011) Outstanding Graduate Educator. Purdue University, Department of Agricultural Economics.

(2007) Agricultural Research Award. Purdue University.

Selected Publications

Mulmi, P., Block, S., Shively, G. E., & Masters, W. A. (2016). Climatic conditions and child height: Sex-specific vulnerability and the protective effects of sanitation and food markets in Nepal. Economics and Human Biology, 23, 63-75.

Ward, P., & Shively, G. E. (2016). Disaster Risk, Social Vulnerability and Economic Development. Disasters. doi:10.1111/disa.12199

Debela, B. L., Shively, G. E., & Holden, S. T. (2015). Does Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net Program Improve Child Nutrition? Food Security, 7(6), 1273–1289.

Ward, P. S., & Shively, G. E. (2015). Migration and Land Rental as Responses to Income Shocks in Rural China. Pacific Economic Review, 20(4), 511–543.

Mazunda, J., & Shively, G. E. (2015). Measuring the Forest and Income Impacts of Forest User Group Participation under Malawi’s Forest Co-Management Program. Ecological Economics, 119, 262–273.

Shively, G. E., Sununtnasuk, C., & Brown, M. (2015). Environmental Variability and Child Growth in Nepal. Health & Place, 35(1), 37–51.

Shively, G. E., & Yao, R. (2015). Poverty, Income Inequality and Irrigation Development: Longitudinal Evidence from Palawan, Philippines. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development, 12(1), 1-18.

Börner, J., Shively, G. E., Wunder, S., & Wyman, M. (2015). How Do Rural Households Cope with Economic Shocks? Insights from Global Data using Hierarchical Analysis. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 66(2), 392–414.

Jagger, P., & Shively, G. E. (2015). Taxes and Bribes in Uganda. Journal of Development Studies, 51(1), 66–79.

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