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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


AEDE Welcomes Assistant Professor Alexis Villacis

June 27, 2024

The Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE) is excited to welcome our newest faculty member, Assistant Professor Alexis Villacis. Dr. Villacis earned his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics from Virginia Tech, an M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University, and a B.Sc. in Agribusiness Management from Zamorano University.

Dr. Villacis is an applied microeconomist studying the social welfare implications of agricultural production, with a particular interest in behavioral economics, climate change, and food security. He has extensive experience in Latin America, collaborating with international organizations including the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, and USAID on research projects in Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Ecuador, and Paraguay. Dr. Villacis' research interests have also taken him to China and Austria, where he has been a fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and a visiting researcher at Innsbruck University, respectively.

Dr. Villacis is looking forward to leverage his extensive international experience to lead research, benefit stakeholders and students, and build collaborations with faculty, industry, and other interested parties in the state of Ohio.