Nelson Villoria

  • Dr. Nelson Villoria is an assistant research professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics. His research interests are in the areas of international trade and production economics. His current interests are in the modeling of global land supply and productivity and the interaction between weather fluctuations and trade patterns.

    Nelson earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University in Agricultural Economics in December 2009.

    Awards & Honors

    (2012) GEOSHARE: Geospatial open source hosting of agricultural, resource and environmental data. Department for International Development (DFID), UK Government.

    (2012) Geospatial Open Source Hosting of Agriculture, Resource and Environmental Data. USDA Economic Research Service.

    (2012) Global Agriculture and Forestry Greenhouse Gas and Renewable Energy Research. Electric Power Research Institute.

    (2012) Global Food Price Volatility and Climate Change: Understanding Policy Options and their Trade-Offs. Global Food Price Volatility and Climate Change: Understanding Policy Options and their Trade-Offs.

    Selected Publications

    Villoria, N. B. (2012). China’s Growth, World Food Prices, and Developing Countries Exports. Agricultural Economics, 43(5), 499-514. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1574-0862.2012.00599.x/abstract

    Stevenson, J. R., Villoria, N. B., Byerlee, D., Kelley, T., & Maredia, M. (in press). Green Revolution research saved an estimated 18 to 27 million hectares from being brought into agricultural production. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

    Villoria, N. B., & Hertel, T. W. (2011). Geography Matters: International Trade Patterns and the Indirect Land Use Effects of Biofuels. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 93(4), 919-935.

    Villoria, N. B. (2009). China and the Manufacturing Terms-of-Trade of African Exporters. Journal of African Economies, 18(5), 781-823.

    Villoria, N. B. (2009). China’s Growth and the Agricultural Exports of Sub-Saharan Southern Africa. The European Journal of Development Research, 21(4), 531-550.