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Dr. Madan Dey

Professor - Agricultural Business and Economics, Department Chair

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Office: AG 206<br>(512) 245-2130<br>

Professor Madan Dey is an agricultural economist with more than 28 years of post-Ph.D. experience in teaching, research, outreach, and governance in a variety of agricultural and natural resources contexts.  He began his career in the economics of agricultural development focusing on rice.  Dr. Dey completed his post-doctoral research on the agricultural economy of Asia under the mentorship of Professor Robert Evenson of Yale University from 1991 to 1993.  He has worked in various academic and research organizations and has conducted research on several sub-sectors of agriculture and natural resources, including crop, livestock, and fisheries.

Professor Dey has published widely in several fields of agricultural development and policy, including 90 referred journal articles, several books, and 45 book chapters and reviewed proceedings.  Over the past 25 years, he has led and implemented a number of pioneering, innovative, and inter-disciplinary agricultural projects in the U.S., Asia, and Africa.

Dr. Dey has a demonstrated record of leadership and administrative success.  As a regional director of WorldFish (2004 – 2007), he provided strategic vision and direction to the Asia regional operation, and managed an annual budget of approximately $6 million and led a team of 30 specialists from various disciplines in a matrix management system.  He has secured grant funding of more than $10 million during the last 20 years.


Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, University Of Philippines, 1988
B.S., Agricultural Economics, Bangladesh Agricultural University, 1981

Courses taught:

  • AG 4381 - Agricultural Policy

Areas of Interest

  • Aquaculture and fisheries economics
  • Food and agricultural sector modeling
  • International agricultural development
  • Agricultural and food policy
  • Food economics
  • Agricultural markets and price analysis

More about Dr. Dey's scholarly work