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Nicholas Rada is a Research Economist in the Food Security and Development Branch (FSDB) of ERS' Market and Trade Economics Division (MTED). His work has focused on international agricultural productivity growth, international food security, and agricultural development.
Current projects employ sub-national data (household, provincial, state, or regional) to evaluate agricultural total factor productivity growth in the rapidly developing economies of Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, and China. Central to those evaluations are examinations of country-specific policies and factors to determine which accelerate/decelerate agricultural productivity growth.
Nicholas joined ERS in 2009 upon completing his doctoral degree at Oregon State University.
- Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Oregon State University;
- M.S. in Agricultural Economics, West Virginia University;
- B.S. in Economics and a Minor in French, West Virginia University.
Nicholas is a member of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA).
Rada, N., and D. Schimmelpfennig, 2015, Propellers of Agricultural Productivity in India, ERR-203, U.S. Deparment of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, December.
Fuglie, K., and N. Rada, 2013, Resources, Policies, and Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa, ERR-145, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, February.
Rada, Nicholas, and Constanza Valdes, 2012, Policy, Technology, and Efficiency of Brazilian Agriculture, ERR-137, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, July.
Rada, Nicholas, and Anita Regmi, 2010, Trade and Food Security Implications From the Indonesian Agricultural Experience, WRS-10-01, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, May, pp. 19.
Rada, N., 2016, "India's Post-Green Revolution Agricultural Performance: What is Driving Growth?," Agricultural Economics 47 (3): 341-350.
Rada, N., C. Wang, and L. Qin, 2015, "Subsidy or Market Reform? Rethinking China's Farm Consolidation Strategy," Fodo Policy 57: 93-103.
Wang, C., N. Rada, and S. Pan, 2014, "Impacts of Migration on Household Production Choices: Evidence from China," Journal of Development Studies 50 (3): 413-325.
Rada, N., 2013, "Assessing Brazil's Cerrado Agricultural Miracle: An Update," Revista de Economia e Agronegocio (Brazilian Review of Economics and Agribusiness) 11 (1): 1-38.
Rada, N., 2013, "Assessing Brazil's Cerrado Agricultural Miracle," Food Policy 38: 146-155.
Rada, N., C. Wang, and L. Qin, 2012, "Hired-Labor Demand on Chinese Household Farms," Journal of Agribusiness in Developing & Emerging Economies 2 (2): 115-129.
Rada, N., and S. Buccola, 2012, "Agricultural Policy and Productivity: Evidence from Brazilian Censuses," Agricultural Economics 43 (4).
Rada, N., S. Buccola, and K. Fuglie, 2011, "Government Policy and Agricultural Productivity in Indonesia," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 93 (3): 863 - 880.
Rada, N., 2013, “Assessing Brazil’s Cerrado Agricultural Miracle: An Update.” In: Teixeira, E.C., Protil, R.M., and Lima, A.L.R. (eds.) A Contribuição da Ciência e da Tecnologia para o Desenvolvimento do Agronegócio, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, MG, Brazil, Chapter 16.
Rada, Nicholas, and Keith Fuglie, 2012, "Factors Affecting Agricultural Productivity in Indonesia." In: Fuglie, K., Wang, S.L., and Ball, V.E. (eds.) Productivity Growth in Agriculture: An International Perspective, CAB International, Wallington, Oxon, UK, Chapter 10.
Fuglie, Keith, and Nicholas Rada, 2012, "Resources, Policies, and Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa." In: Fuglie, K., Wang, S.L., and Ball, V.E. (eds.) Productivity Growth in Agriculture: An International Perspective, CAB International, Wallington, Oxon, UK, Chapter 12.