2015 - 2016

University of Minnesota

2016 Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals (DLAI)
Klaus Deininger, Germany — Ph.D., Applied Economics (1993)

College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

2016 Little Red Oil Can Award
Elaine Reber

2016 Distinguished Teaching Award: Graduate Faculty
Liz Davis

2016 Distinguished Teaching Award: Undergraduate Faculty
Tade Okediji

2016 Distinguished Diversity and Inclusion Award: Faculty
Amy Smith, Agricultural Education (Department of Applied Economics)

2016 Alumni Society Award: Distinguished Alumni Award
Doris Mold (1985, B.S. Agricultural Education; 1994, M.S. Agricultural & Applied Economics) Alumni Spotlight

Department of Applied Economics

Outstanding Alumni Award
Rob Johansson, Chief Economist, USDA (1997, M.S. and 2000, Ph.D. Agricultural Economics)

PhD Dissertation Award
Caroline Krafft, "Essays on the Microeconomics of Development in the Middle East and North Africa." Advisor: Paul Glewwe
Xudong Rao, "Essays on Agricultural Production, Risk, and Productivity." Advisors: Philip Pardey and Terry Hurley

M.S. Thesis Award
Maxwell Gibson Mkondiwa, "Whither Broad or Spatially Specific Fertilizer Recommendations?" Advisors: Philip Pardey and Terry Hurley

Best Second-Year Paper Prize
Bixuan Sun, "Market Power and the Transition to Clean Energy" Advisor: Steve Miller

Teaching Assistant Award
Edward Blevins -- 1000 Level Classes
Adam Morris -- 3000 Level Classes
Bixuan Sun -- 8000 Level Classes

Population Association of America

2016 Dorothy S. Thomas Award
Jason Kerwin

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

2015 Fellow Award
Philip Pardey
In the Section on Agriculture, Food and Renewable Resources for his distinguished contributions to the field of agricultural economics, with particular emphasis on the economics of innovation, agricultural productivity and economic development.

Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES)

2015 Quality of Research Discovery Award
Jason Beddow and Philip Pardey
Beddow, J.M. and P.G. Pardey. 2015. "Moving Matters: The Effect of Location on Crop Production." The Journal of Economic History 75(1): 219-249.

Choices Magazine

2015 Outstanding Choices Article
Philip Pardey, Jason Beddow, and Steven Buccola
Pardey, P.G., J.M.Beddow and S.T. Buccola. 2014. "Losing the Plot? Agricultural Research Policy and the 2014 Farm Bill." Choices 29(3).

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

2016 Economist Group's Economist of the Year Award
Andi Carlson
Economist, Food Markets Branch of the Food Economics Division -- (UofM Applied Economics Ph.D. 1999)