Department of Agricultural Economics

As an outstanding academic department and as an important part of the School of Agriculture at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, the Department of Agricultural Economics intends to
  • Hold on-the-job training courses in various fields of Agricultural Economics, aimed at improving the knowledge and skills of those employed in the agricultural sector.
  • Conduct and supervise research projects in various fields of Agricultural Economics
  • Offer consultation with regard to policy making and the planning of Agricultural Development projects
  • Help graduate students become outstanding researchers
The Department of Agricultural Economics started admitting BS students in 1995. Students who attend this program learn the principles and fundamentals of Microeconomic and Macroeconomics. Students are also taught how to apply the micro and macro methods to the problems of the environment and use of natural resources. The program takes a problem-solving approach to the common problems of agriculture and use of natural resources.
Our Master’s program which started its activities in 2005 trains students to become experts in the Agricultural Economics profession and to conduct innovative research in Agricultural and Environmental Economics. Students in this program can study in the different areas of Agricultural Marketing, Production Economics and Farm Management, Agricultural Development and Policy, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.
Several Ph.D. candidates have been accepted in the Department of Agricultural Economic since 2012. Our academic members work closely with PhD students to produce outstanding research studies in the following areas:
  • Development economics
  • Climate change
  • Economics of international trade
  • Natural resource economics
  • Environmental economics
  • Farm management and economics
  • Applied economics
Students registering in our PhD. program complete advanced courses of study in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics. In addition, they take some special courses in their specific field of study. The main goal of our PhD program is to train outstanding researchers and highly qualified teachers. PhD students can focus their studies and research on Agricultural Marketing, Production Economics and Farm Management, Agricultural Development and Policy, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.  More

Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics
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Arash Dourandish
Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics
dourandish@um.ac.ir
+985138805786


Concentration areas offered by the Department of Agricultural Economics
Areas Bachelor's Master's Ph.D
Agricultural Marketing
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Production Economics and farm Management
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Agricultural Development and Policy
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Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
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Academic staff

Leili Abolhassani
Associate Professor
Mahmoud Daneshvar Kakhki
Professor
Arash Dourandish
Associate Professor
Ali Firoozzare
Assistant Professor
Mohammad Ghorbani
Professor
Ali Reza Karbasi
Professor
Hosein Mohammadi
Associate Professor
Mahmood Sabouhi Sabouni
Professor
Naser Shahnoushi  Froshani
Professor

Research

Recent journal articles

Radmehr, R., Ghorbani, M., & Suren Kulshtrushta (2020). Selecting Strategic Policy for Irrigation Water Management (Case Study: Qazvin Plain, Iran). Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 22 (2), 579-593.
Tohidi, A., Ghorbani, M., Karbasi, A., Asgharpourmasouleh, A., & Behrouz Hassani-mahmooei (2020). Prioritization of Business Strategies and Marketing Resources Using the Analytic Network Process (ANP) Approach. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 22 (3), 611-624.
Ghorbani, M., Radmehr, R. (2020). Identification Of Bio-Components Influencing Wheat Yields: Application Of Spatial Regression Model. Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Science, 3 (1), 1-8.
Tohidi, A., Ghorbani, M., Karbasi, A., Asgharpourmasouleh, A. (2020). Comparison of Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Methods to Rank Business Strategies and Marketing Resources. Agris On-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, 12 (3), 101-114.
Dourandish, A., Shahnoushi Froshani, N., Rezazadeh, N., & Kuhestani, S. (2020). The Relation Between Property Rights, Farm Size and Technical Efficiency for the Developing Countries\' Agricultural Sector. Journal of International Development, (), -.
Eydizadeh, S., Mohammadi, H., & Kohansal, M. (2020). The use of fuzzy analytical network process (FUZZY ANP) prioritize the factors affecting environmental performance indicators from the perspective of export food industry. Strad, 7 (6), -.
Alizadeh, P., Mohammadi, H., Shahnoushi Froshani, N., & Pooya, A. (2020). Application of System Thinking Approach in Identifying the Challenges of Beef Value Chain. Agris On-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, 12 (2), 3-16.
Shayanmehr, S., Shida Rastegary Henebbery, Sabouhi Sabouni, M., & Shahnoushi Froshani, N. (2020). Drought, Climate Change, and Dryland Wheat Yield Response: An Econometric Approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (14), 5264-5281.
Dogani, A., Dourandish, A., Ghorbani, M., & Mohammad Reza Shahbazbegian (2020). A Hybrid Meta-Heuristic for a Bi-Objective Stochastic Optimization of Urban Water Supply System. IEEE Access, 8 (), 135829-135843.
Mohammad Hossein Karim, Karbasi, A., & Mohammadzadeh, S. (2020). Marketing Strategies and Export of Iranian Medicinal Plants. Journal of Medicinal Plants and By-products, 9 (1), 101-111.
Aghasafari, H., Karbasi, A., Mohammadi, H., & Roberto Calisti (2020). Determination of the Best Strategies for Development of Organic Farming: A SWOT – Fuzzy Analytic Network Process Approach. Journal of Cleaner Production, (), -.
Iravani, S., Daneshvar Kakhki, M., Ghorbani, M., & Karbasi, A. (2020). بررسی وضعیت نابرابری درآمدی در خانوارهای روستایی شهرستان نیشابور با تأکید بر نقش درآمدهای غیرکشاورزی. , 23 (2), 90-113.
Eydizadeh, S., Mohammadi, H., & Kohansal, M. (2020). USING THE FUZZY NETWORK ANALYSIS PROCESS TO PRIORITIZE THE FACTORS AFFECTING THE ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE INDEX FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF FOOD INDUSTRY EXPERTS IN IRAN. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 9210-9219.
Radmehr, R., Ghorbani, M., & Ziaei, A. (2020). Quantifying and managing the water-energy-food nexus in dry regions food insecurity: New methods and evidence. Agricultural Water Management, (), -.
Toktam Mohammadi-moghaddam, Firoozzare, A., Zahra Parak, & Mohaddese Mohammadnia (2020). Physicochemical properties, sensory attributes, and antioxidant activity of black plum peel sharbat as affected by pectin and puree concentrations. International Journal of Food Properties, 23 (1), 665-676.
Toktam Mohammadi-moghaddam, Firoozzare, A., & Narges Shamspour (2020). Black plum peel torshak: physicochemical properties, sensory attributes, and antioxidant capacity. International Journal of Food Properties, 23 (1), 1792-1803.
Toktam Mohammadi-moghaddam, Firoozzare, A., Samin Daryadar, & Zahra Rahmani (2020). Black plum peel jam: physicochemical properties, sensory attributes, and antioxidant capacity. International Journal of Food Properties, 23 (1), 1737-1747.
Tohidi, A., Ghorbani, M., Karbasi, A., Asgharpourmasouleh, A. (2020). رتبه بندی عوامل مؤثر بر کسب مزیت رقابتی در بازارهای داخلی و بین المللی زعفران ایران. , 8 (3), 461-477.
Amir Dadrasmoghadam, Etezad, S., Mohammad Ali Sahebkaran, Ali Barbaar, & Ghorbani, M. (2020). Modeling the Factors Affecting the Relative share of Sporting Brands in Mashhad Market. Journal of Advanced Pharmacy Education and Research, 10 (4), 63-69.
Mohammadi, H., Sayed Saghaian, Aminizadeh, M., & Aghasafari, H. (2020). Food safety standards and their effects on Iran fish exports. Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences, 19 (6), 3075-3085.
Shayanmehr, S., Shida Rastegari Henneberry, Sabouhi Sabouni, M., & Shahnoushi Froshani, N. (2020). Climate Change and Sustainability of Crop Yield in Dry Regions Food Insecurity. Sustainability, 12 (23), 9890-24.
Sani Heidary, A., Daneshvar Kakhki, M., Shahnoushi Froshani, N., & Sabouhi Sabouni, M. (2020). تحلیل اثرات اعتبارات خرد بر مولفه‌های توسعه پایدار روستایی: به کارگیری رهیافت رگرسیون جورسازی براساس نمره تمایل و الگوریتم بوت استرپ. , 14 (1), 51-93.
Nahvi, A., Ghorbani, M., Sabouhi Sabouni, M., & Dourandish, A. (2020). Portfolio optimization of bank credits with interval returns: Empirical evidence from Iran. Banks and Bank Systems, 15 (4), 49-68.
Farsi Aliabadi, M., Daneshvar Kakhki, M., Sabouhi Sabouni, M., Dourandish, A. (2020). Effect of Water Conservation Policies on Groundwater Depletion in Iran. Journal of Chinese Soil and Water Conservation, 51 (3), 109-116.
Moghimi Benhangi, S., Abolhassani, L. (2020). Assessing the learning capacity of water users – Adoption a social learning framework. Journal of Hydrology, 590 (125496), 125496-13.

Recent research projects


Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics

Phone: +985138804677-4739

Fax: +985138807146