Ani Katchova is Associate Professor and Farm Income Enhancement Chair in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University. She chairs the Farm Income Enhancement Program and conducts research and outreach on U.S. agricultural economics issues. Her research areas include agricultural finance, agribusiness management and marketing, and applied econometrics. Her research has been published in leading journals such as the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, Agricultural Finance Review, and Agribusiness: An International Journal and her research has been supported by over $2.3 million in grants. She received an Outstanding Research Award from the Agricultural Finance and Management section of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. She teaches courses in agribusiness finance and applied econometrics and has previously taught courses in financial management and statistics. Her outreach program includes presentations at the USDA Ag Outlook Forum, Chicago Fed, Kansas City Fed, OSU Farm Science Review, and the OSU Ag Policy and Outlook Conference and media mentions in National Geographic, Politifact, Washington Post, Columbus Dispatch, and Ohio's Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net.
Dr. Katchova is currently an editorial board member for Agribusiness: An International Journal and for the Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. Previously she served as an Executive Board Director for the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, an associate editor for the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, a chair of the Agricultural Finance Regional Committee, and a chair for a review panel for the USDA-ERS Farm Income and Wealth Forecast Program. She was AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the Economic Research Service at USDA and received the Bruce Gardner Outstanding Visiting Economist Award. She was also a Fulbright Specialist Scholar in Austria. She holds the honorary title of Kentucky Colonel. She is the founder and instructor of the Econometrics Academy, offering world-wide education on econometrics. She holds a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and was a faculty member at University of Illinois and University of Kentucky prior to returning to her alma mater.
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Bora, S.S., A.L. Katchova, and T.H. Kuethe. “The Rationality of USDA Forecasts under Multivariate Asymmetric Loss.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2020), https://doi.org/10.1111/ajae.12142
Isengildina-Massa, O., B. Karali, T.H. Kuethe, A.L. Katchova. “Joint Evaluation of the System of USDA’s Farm Income Forecasts.” Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy (2020). https://doi.org/10.1002/aepp.13064
Dinterman, R., A.L. Katchova, and J.M. Harris. “Financial Stress and Farm Bankruptcies in U.S. Agriculture.” Agricultural Finance Review 78, 4(2018): 441-456. https://doi.org/10.1108/AFR-05-2017-0030
Katchova, A.L. and M.C. Ahearn. “Dynamics of Farmland Ownership and Leasing: Implications for Young and Beginning Farmers.” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 38,2 (2016):334-350. https://doi.org/10.1093/aepp/ppv024
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