Agribusiness and applied economics faculty member promoted
Saleem Shaik of the NDSU Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department has been promoted to associate professor with tenure, effective Aug. 16.
Shaik received his doctorate in agricultural economics from University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is a current and former member of the Western Agricultural Economics Association Council, chair of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association selected papers in 2007 and chair of Southern Agricultural Economics Association selected papers in 2013. In 2009, Shaik served as a panel member of USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant proposal review in Washington, D.C, and has been an external reviewer for USDA, Small Business Innovation Research program.
Shaiks research focuses on agriculture production, finance and institutional issues. His work involves empirical application to farm level data from 540 farms in 1993-2011 and aggregate data from six Northern Great Plains states from 1933-2010. Specially, he constructs output, input and total factor productivity indexes apart from financial index, public research and development stock index, farm program/crop insurance index and climate index. He helps to evaluate the importance of production, financial and institutional risks in altering agriculture's risk environment in North Dakota, Northern Great Plains states and the U.S.
He also interacts with educational instructors of the North Dakota Farm and Ranch Business Management Association in developing efficiency benchmarks using enterprise and farm data. Shaik is in the process of developing production risk, financial risk and institutional risk adjusted efficiency benchmarks for the instructors to share with the producers.
Shaik teaches or has taught agricultural production economics, agricultural finance and analytical methods for applied research for graduate students and applied risk analysis at the undergraduate level.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nations top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.