Yuan Chai

Degree Program

Ph.D. Program

Field of Study

Food Security
Natural Resource Economics
Production Economics
Science and Technology Policy


Philip Pardey and Terrance Hurley

Contact Info

248E Ruttan Hall, 1994 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

Areas of Interest

Yuan Chai applies his knowledge of plant pathology and his interest in agricultural economics to modeling pest and disease for improving agricultural production. He received his M.Sc. from the Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, where his research focused on stem rust resistance genes in barley. Yuan received his undergraduate degree from the Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, where his focus centered on plant diseases and crop improvement.

Yuan Chai