2014 - 2015

University of Minnesota

2015 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education
Paul Glewwe

2015 Outstanding Achievement Award
Mike Martin

College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

2015 Distinguished Teaching Awards: Graduate Faculty
Terry Hurley

2015 Alumni Society Award: Lifetime Achievement Award
James H. Hammill

2015 Alumni Society Award: Distinguished Faculty Award
Claudia Parliament

2015 Alumni Society Award: Distinguished Staff Award
Dale Nordquist

Department of Applied Economics

Outstanding Alumni Award
Dick Todd

PhD Dissertation Award
Travis Smith - "Distributional Analyses on Diet Quality in the United States"
Advisor:  Timothy Beatty

Teaching Assistant Award
Tomoko Wada, Beverly Wang, and Adam Morris

Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA)

2015 Publication of Enduring Quality Award
Phil Pardey, and co-authors Julian Alston and George Norton
"Science under Scarcity: Principles and Practice for Agricultural Research Evaluation and Priority Setting"

2015 Distinguished Extension Group
Natl Prog of Dairy Markets & Policy (DMaP) -- Marin Bozic

2015 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award
Travis Smith (Ph.D., Applied Economics, University of Minnesota)
"Distributional Analyses on Diet Quality in the United States."

2015 Outstanding Choices Article
Philip Pardey, University of Minnesota; Jason Beddow, University of Minnesota; and Steven Buccola, Oregon State University, “Losing the Plot? Agricultural Research Policy and the 2014 Farm Bill” Choices (2014) 29 (3rd Quarter)

2015 AEM/Graduate Student Case Study Competition
Second Place: University of Minnesota, William Secor, Erik Hanson, Advisor: Mike Boland

Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES)

2015 Best Paper Award
Phil Pardey, Jason Beddow, Terry Hurley, Tim Beatty and Vernon Eidman
"A Bounds Analysis of World Food Futures: Global Agriculture Through to 2050"

2015 Quality of Research Discovery Award
Terry Hurley, Xudong Rao and Phil Pardey
"Re-examining the Reported Rates of Return to Food and Agricultural Research and Development"

Institutional and Behavioral Economics Section (IBES)

2015 Outstanding Graduate Student Paper
Lindsey Novak (co-author: Marc Bellemare)
"The Closing of Mom-and-Pop Shops: A Result of Hyperbolic Discounting."

Eastern Finance Association

2015 Outstanding Doctoral Student Paper
Jin Qi
Jin's research examines the effects of shareholder control on firm manager innovation incentives.

American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA)

2015 Golden Plow Award
Ward Nefstead
The award recognizes service of Twenty Years as Secretary of the Minnesota Chapter-ASFMRA.