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AAEA names fellows for 2012.

The Agricultural and Applied Economics Association has named its 2012 Class of AAEA Fellows, the highest honor bestowed by the organization. They include Joe Glauber, Helen Jensen, Ron Mittlehammer and Johan Swinnen.

* Glauber has served in federal government for almost 30 years and currently is USDA's chief economist. He previously served as deputy chief economist and as a senior economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers.

* Jensen has a 25-year career in agricultural and applied economics at Iowa State University, Ames, where she focused on issues of food consumption, food policy, nutrition, and food safety. At ISU, she leads food and nutrition policy research in the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development.

* Mittelhammer is Regents Professor of economics as Washington State University, Pullman. He has over 250 publications and presentations, including 100 journal publications, three major books in statistics and econometrics, and 11 book chapters, with his most recent book being An Information Theoretic Approach to Econometrics.

* Swinnen is professor of development economics at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, in Belgium. He previously was an economic advisor at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, specializing in agricultural policy. He is chairman of the AAEA's International Section and president-elect of the International Association of Agricultural Economists.
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Publication:The Food & Fiber Letter
Date:Apr 2, 2012
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