John Beghin, Professor and Department Head of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE), has been elected Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, the main professional association of agricultural economists. Designation as a fellow is the highest honor the organization bestows. Only a select few are recognized each year for their positive impact on the profession.
Beghin earned his MSc in agricultural economics at NC State and then received his PhD from UC Berkeley in 1988. After returning to NC State for 10 years, Beghin went on to serve as Director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute and Marlin Cole Professor of international agricultural economics at Iowa State University. Throughout his career he has held various appointments, worked as a consultant for various organizations, and published over 100 articles and book chapters. He is considered an expert in international agriculture and food markets economics. His areas of interest include non-tariff measures, trade and the environment, and global food security.
Beghin will be recognized at the annual award ceremony on August 6th 2018 in Washington, DC. You can read more here.