My dissertation research applies dynamic tools in two different contexts. In my first and second essay, I study the impact of high feed costs, increased energy consumption, and volatile energy consumption on the profitability and decision making of Nigerian poultry farmers using a dynamic programming approach. In my third dissertation essay, I examine income dynamics of subpopulations in the United States by applying the poverty trap theory to study female and black headed households. My essays are a combination of my fields: development economics and agribusiness management.
I’ve accepted an offer from the Economic Research Service (ERS) and I am not longer on the job market.