Mario Miranda is Professor of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics and Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. His research has produced one book, which has been adopted for courses offered by seven of the top ten ranked doctoral programs in Economics in the world, and over 70 peer-reviewed articles, two of which are among the three most frequently cited articles on “agricultural insurance”. He has advised twenty-eight doctoral students to completion, including four winners and honorable mention recipients of the Applied and Agricultural Economics Association Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. Professor Miranda served seven years as Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University, ranked by the National Research Council as the leading program in its field in the USA. Miranda has served as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Computational Economics. He has also served as a consultant to the World Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Food Policy Research Institute, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Chicago Board of Trade, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the International Water Management Institute, and numerous private corporations. He has made over 170 presentations to professional and academic audiences and has worked on major research projects or taught courses in Bolivia, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Honduras, Mexico, Morocco, Nicaragua, Peru, South Africa and Tanzania. He joined the department in 1988.
The CompEcon Toolbox is a suite of Matlab programs for numerical analysis of economic models. The toolbox contains an extensive set of demonstration programs drawn from a variety of fields of application in economics. The toolbox is accompanied by detailed lecture notes that document the demonstration programs. A zip folder containing the current version of the CompEcon Toolbox and demonstration programs, and the accompanying lecture notes are available for download here: