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
Mohammad Reza Kohansal
Professor
Hosein Mohammadi
Associate Professor
Mahmood Sabouhi Sabouni
Professor
Naser Shahnoushi  Froshani
Professor

Research

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, 7 (21), 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


Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics

Phone: +985138804677-4739

Fax: +985138807146