Ian Sheldon Named Andersons Endowed Chair in Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Policy

With approval from The Ohio State University Board of Trustees, Ian Sheldon, a professor in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics (AEDE), was recently named Ohio State’s Andersons Endowed Chair in Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Policy. His appointment will run through August 31, 2020.

In announcing the promotion, AEDE Department Chair Tim Haab noted that the appointment “…represents a recognition of Ian’s ongoing commitment to outstanding teaching, research and outreach at the interface of international agricultural, environmental and trade policy.”

As Andersons Chair, Sheldon oversees the Andersons Program in International Trade, which is a broad-based program focusing on research and outreach in the area of international trade and public policy.

Past research by the program has included topics such as food prices and trade policy, international trade and ethanol, and the connection between trade and the environment, among others. Funding for the endowment comes from the The Andersons, Inc.

Former holders of the Andersons Chair include Luther Tweeten, now AEDE emeritus professor, and Barry Goodwin, now a distinguished professor at NC State University.

“I am honored to follow in the footsteps of Luther Tweeten and Barry Goodwin, former incumbents of the Andersons Chair in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. I hope to continue their tradition of conducting high quality applied economics and policy research in the food and agricultural sector,” Sheldon said.

You can learn more about Professor Sheldon and the work of the Andersons Program here.