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Ag Expert Dr. Keith Fuglie Publishes New Resource on Global Agricultural Productivity
With a long-term focus on global agricultural supply and demand, Productivity Growth in Agriculture: An International Perspective, edited by Dr. Keith Fuglie, Sun Ling Wang and Eldon Ball is a great new resource for researchers, policy makers and students of agricultural economics.
The contributors to the new volume provide a better understanding of the long-run trends in agriculture and the policies that drive them by looking at results, methods, and data on international productivity. With up-to-date analysis for the developed and developing worlds, they also provide answers to growing concerns of resource scarcity.
Through an assessment of total factor productivity (TFP) growth, the new volume by Fuglie, Wang, and Ball advances a number of the ideas Dr. Fuglie presented at the release of GHI’s annual Global Agricultural Productivity Report® (GAP Report®) in October 2012.
Dr. Fuglie’s data were integral to the development of GHI’s inaugural Global Agricultural Productivity Index™ (GAP Index™) and GAP Report® in 2010. He has contributed his knowledge of international agricultural economics as a speaker and participant in panel discussions at each GAP Report release event.
Dr. Fuglie’s biography and a list of additional publications are available from USDA at http://www.ers.usda.gov/ers-staff-directory/keith-fuglie.aspx.
Keith Fuglie, Ph.D., is chief of the Resource, Environmental, and Science Policy Branch in the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He has also served as a senior economist on the White House Council of Economic Advisers and headed the social science research program for the International Potato Center.