Ani Katchova is 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 has received two Outstanding Research Awards 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 an Associate Editor for Agricultural Finance Review and an editorial board member for Agribusiness: An International Journal. 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, an editorial board member for the Journal of Agricultural and Applied 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 completed a sabbatical with USDA conducting research on agricultural baselines projections. 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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Select Research Papers:
Bora, S.S., A.L. Katchova, and T.H. Kuethe. “The Accuracy and Informativeness of Agricultural Baselines.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, second revise and resubmit, 2022.
Kuethe, T.H., S.S. Bora, and A.L. Katchova. “Improving ERS’s Net Cash Income Forecasts using USDA Baseline Projections.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (2022) 47(2):246-261 . https://doi.org/10.22004/ag.econ.310528
Bora, S.S., A.L. Katchova, and T.H. Kuethe. “The Rationality of USDA Forecasts under Multivariate Asymmetric Loss.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2021) 103, 3:1006-1033. 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 (2021) 43,3:1140-1160. https://doi.org/10.1002/aepp.13064
Working Papers and Presentations:
Chandio, R. and A.L. Katchova. "Herding in the USDA International Baseline Projections." Working Paper, AEDE-OSU.
Katchova, A.L. "The Accuracy and Informativeness of Agricultural Baseline Projections." Seminar Presentation, ERS-USDA, 7 July 2022.