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Lawton Nalley

Lawton Nalley

Associate Professor

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences

(TAEA)-AFLS-Agri Economics and Agri business

Phone: 479-575-6818

Fax: (479) 575-5306

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Lanier Nalley is a native of Georgia where he was raised outside of Atlanta. He received a B.S. degree in agricultural and development economics with minors in development studies and European history from The Ohio State University. He received his M.S. degree in agricultural economics from Mississippi State focusing his research on experimental auctions. He earned his Ph.D. from Kansas State University in 2007 in agricultural economics with an emphasis on international policy. While at Kansas State he conducted research at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), in Mexico City, on the welfare analysis of international public wheat breeding. He also served as a volunteer in Ghana surveying women’s cooperatives in regards to microfinance loans. Dr Nalley has worked with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Accra, Ghana and International Rice Research Institute in Los Banos, Philippines on international development related issues. 

Dr. Nalley’s current research emphasis is on rice production, international agricultural policy, the economics of plant genetics, and international development.

AGEC 2303 Introduction to Agribusiness 
AGEC 4163 Agricultural and Rural Development 
AGEC 5403 Quantitative Methods for Agribusiness Applications 

B.S. in Agricultural and Development Economics with minors in Development Studies and European history, Ohio State University

M.S. in Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State

Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics with emphasis on International Policy, Kansas State University, 2007