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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


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Ian M. Sheldon - Andersons Chair of Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Policy

Ian Sheldon was initially appointed Andersons Professor of International Trade in July 2006, and in February 2016, he was appointed as Andersons Chair of Agricultural Marketing, Trade and Policy.  Professor Sheldon was born and raised in the United Kingdom, completing his BSc in Economics in 1978, and his PhD in Economics in 1981, both at the University of Salford - which is in the twin city to Manchester in the north-west of England. He spent a year as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology, before taking a post as Lecturer in Economics and Agricultural Economics at the University of Exeter in 1982. Professor Sheldon came to The Ohio State University as a Visiting Professor in 1989, joining the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics as an Associate Professor in 1990, and becoming Full Professor in 1998. Between 2002 and 2006, Professor Sheldon was an Editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, the leading journal in the field, and from 2010 to 2013 he was the inaugural Featured Articles Editor for the AAEA's re-launched journal, Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy. Professor Sheldon also served a term as Chair of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium between 2008-10, and he was elected as a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) in 2019.

Currently I can be contacted on issues relating to trade and macroeconomic policy issues - here's a link to my Full CV and my Short CV.

Contact Details

221 Agricultural Administration Building  
2120 Fyffe Road 
Columbus , Ohio 43210

Phone: 614-292-2194

My AEDE Webpage