Nicholas Rada

Research Economist
202-694-5202
nrada@ers.usda.gov
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Briefly

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 either national data to estimate regional and global total factor productivity (TFP), or sub-national data (household, provincial, or state) to evaluate agricultural TFP 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 their influence on agricultural productivity.

Background

Nicholas joined ERS in 2009 upon completing his doctoral degree at Oregon State University.

Education

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.

Professional Affiliations

Nicholas is a member of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA).

Selected Publications

USDA Reports

Rada, N., and D. Schimmelpfennig. 2015. Propellers of Agricultural Productivity in India, ERR-203, U.S. Department 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, N., and C. Valdes. 2012. Policy, Technology, and Efficiency of Brazilian Agriculture, ERR-137, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, July.

Rada, N., and A. Regmi. 2010. Trade and Food Security Implications From the Indonesian Agricultural Experience, WRS-10-01, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, May.

Journal Articles

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," Food 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 Agronegócio (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):355-367.

Rada, N., S. Buccola, and K. Fuglie. 2011. "Government Policy and Agricultural Productivity in Indonesia," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 93(3):863-880.

Book Chapters

Rada, N. 2013. “Assessing Brazil’s Cerrado Agricultural Miracle: An Update,” in A Contribuição da Ciência e da Tecnologia para o Desenvolvimento do Agronegócio, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, E. Teixeira, R. Protil, and A. Lima, eds. Viçosa, MG, Brazil.

Rada, N., and K. Fuglie. 2012. "Factors Affecting Agricultural Productivity in Indonesia," in Productivity Growth in Agriculture: An International Perspective, K. Fuglie, S. Wang, and V. Ball, eds. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

Fuglie, K., and N. Rada. 2012. "Resources, Policies, and Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa," in Productivity Growth in Agriculture: An International Perspective, K. Fuglie, S. Wang, and V. Ball, eds. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.