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

Mansoori, H., Ghorbani, M., & Kohansal, M. (2021). Simulation the Effects of climate change and market prices on farm’s structure by using an agent based model. Journal of Agricultural Sciences - Tarim Bilimleri Dergisi, (), -.
Ghorbani, M. (2021). الگوی گردشگری ساحلی دریای مازندران مبتنی بر پرداخت برای خدمات اکوسیستم. , 13 (1), 147-174.
Tohidi, A., Ghorbani, M., Karbasi, A., Asgharpourmasouleh, A. (2021). رتبه‎بندی و بررسی اثر ویژگی‎های زعفران بر ترجیحات مصرف کنندگان. , 9 (1), 91-106.
Khanzadeh, E., Daneshvar Kakhki, M., & Mohammadi, H. (2021). بررسی عوامل مؤثر بر ترجیحات مصرفی خانوار برای قارچ شاه صدف. , 34 (4), 375-395.
Karimzadeh, J., Sabouhi Sabouni, M., Mohammadi, H., Daneshvar Kakhki, M., & Ghorbani, M. (2021). Factors affecting the probability of defaulting facilities of Melli Bank\\\'s agricultural legal clients (case study: Provinces of Khorasan(. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (2), 1078-1086.
Fakari, B., Shahnoushi Froshani, N., Mohammadi, H., & Shida Rastegari Henneberry (2021). Limitations and Production Capacities of Field and Horticultural Crops in Iran. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 23 (4), 767-782.
Karimzadeh, J., Sabouhi Sabouni, M., Mohammadi, H., Daneshvar Kakhki, M., & Ghorbani, M. (2021). ACTORS AFFECTING THE PROBABILITY OF DEFAULT OF THE MELLI BANK’S LOANS IN AGRICULTURAL SECTOR IN NORTH, SOUTH AND RAZAVI KHORASAN PROVINCES IN IRAN. Plant Archives, 21 (), -.
Toktam Mohammadi Moghaddam, Firoozzare, A., & Somayeh Helalian (2021). The effect of different spices on the moisture content, texture characterizations and consumer preferences of roasted sunflower seeds. Food Chemistry: X, 12 (), 100130-10034.
Toktam Mohammadi Moghaddam, & Firoozzare, A. (2021). Investigating the effect of sensory properties of black plum peel marmalade on consumers acceptance by Discriminant Analysis. Food Chemistry: X, 11 (), 100126-100130.
Aghasafari, H., Aminizadeh, M., Karbasi, A., & Roberto Calisti (2021). CO2 emissions, export and foreign direct investment: Empirical evidence from Middle East and North Africa Region. Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 30 (7), 1054-1076.

Recent research projects

Ghorbani, Mohammad,tirgari Seraji, Mohammad (2021). Analysis On Pro-poor Programs on Households Food Security Index
Ghorbani, Mohammad (2021). Landscape of smart tourism policies and programms effects oneconomics resilience of Mazandaran province

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics

Phone: +985138804677-4739

Fax: +985138807146