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
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
|Department of Agricultural Economics
|Production Economics and farm Management
|Agricultural Development and Policy
|Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Recent journal articles
Abolhassani, L., Amir Pooyan Afghari, & Mohtashami Borzadaran, H. (2019). Public preferences towards bicycle sharing system in developing countries: The case of Mashhad, Iran. Sustainable Cities and Society, 44 (44), 763-773.
Torabi, S., Dourandish, A., Daneshvar Kakhki, M., Ali Kianirad, & Mohammadi, H. (2019). Weather-Based Index Insurance Pricing- Canonical Vine Copula Function Approach. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 21 (1), 1-14.
Hatef, H., Daneshvar Kakhki, M., Kohansal, M., Shahnoushi Froshani, N., & Bannayan Aval, M. (2019). Climate vulnerability index fluctuation: a case of Iran. Journal of Water and Climate Change, 10 (1), 223-235.
Hassani, L., Daneshvar Kakhki, M., Sabouhi Sabouni, M., & Ghanbari, R. (2019). The optimization of resilience and sustainability using mathematical programming models and metaheuristic algorithms. Journal of Cleaner Production, 228 (), 1062-1072.
Yousef Hassani, Seied Mehdy Hashemy Shahdany, J.m. Maestre, Banafsheh Zahraie, Ghorbani, M., Shida R. Hennebery, & Suren N. Kulshreshtha (2019). An economic-operational framework for optimum agricultural water distribution in irrigation districts without water marketing. Agricultural Water Management, 221 (221), 348-361.
Kashefi, M., Mohammadi, H., & Abolhassani, L. (2019). Effect of Marketing Strategies on Export Performance of Agricultural Products: The Case of Saffron in Iran. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 21 (4), 785-798.
Mahjori Karmozdi, K., Kohansal, M., & Ghorbani, M. (2019). Sustainable economic rural development system pattern in Ghaemshahr: an application of the developed TOP-MARD core model. Environment Development and Sustainability, (), -.
Najkar, N., Kohansal, M., & Ghorbani, M. (2019). Impact of Industrial Agglomeration on Productivity: Evidence from Iran’s Food Industry. Chinese Geographical Science, (), -.
Alizadeh, P., Mohammadi, H., Shahnoushi Froshani, N., Sayed Hossein Saghaian, & Pooya, A. (2019). Evaluating Cost Structure and Economies of Scale of Beef Cattle Fattening Farms in Mashhad City. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 21 (7), 1753-1766.
Sahebkaran, M., Talebpour, M., Keshtidar, M., & Ghorbani, M. (2019). Designing an Economic Valuation Model of the Intangible Assets of Volleyball Clubs in Iran. Annals of Applied Sport Science, 7 (2), 41-53.
Recent research projects
Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics