About Dr. William Nganje

Academic Positions
  • Department Chair and Professor, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, North Dakota State University, 2013 to current.
  • Associate Professor, Morrison School of Agribusiness and Resource Management, College of Technology and Innovation, 2007 to 2013
  • Associate Professor, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, North Dakota State University, 2005-2007
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, North Dakota State University, 1999-2005
Education
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999
  • Joint BS and MS Degree, Agricultural Economics
  • ENSA-University of Dschang, 1990
Research Areas

Risk management; financial analysis; economics of obesity, food safety and food terrorism; experimental economics; and consumer choice theory

Consulting

Consulting Services for FAO, Food Service Agency-UK, World Bank Funded Projects

Selected Awards; Research & Teaching Awards

Best Paper, Volume 26. Agribusiness, An International Journal. “Offsetting Behavior and Food Safety Information for Fresh Produce” July, 2011; Runner-up for Best Paper, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, “Hysteresis and Investment in Food Safety.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2009; Presidential Award for Excellence in Research and Communications, Best Paper, Journal of Food Distribution Research, “A Comparison between Perception of Risks and Willingness to Serve GM Foods”; Presidential Award for Excellence in Research and Communications, Best Paper, Journal of Food Distribution Research, “Price Premium for Bread Marketed as Low-Carbohydrates Bread,” 2008; Excellence in Teaching Award, Western Agricultural Economics Association, 2005; Outstanding Advisor Award for Excellence in Advising, North Dakota State University, 2005; Earl and Dorothy Foster Excellence in Teaching Award, North Dakota State University, 2004.

Professional Leadership

Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary, Agribusiness Region Group (WERA-72), 2008, 2007 & 2006; Board Member, Northland Educators Credit union, 2001-2006; Reviewed for Several Journals; Editorial Board Member, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 2006-2009; Board Member, Microenterprise Development Program (MED) - International Rescue Committee, 2009-Present; Editorial Board Member, Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development, 2009-Present; Secretary/Treasurer AAEA-FSN Group, 2011-Onward; Undergraduate Program Chair, Morrison school.

Representative Publications

William Nganje and Kwame Addey. Health Uninsurance in Rural America: A Partial Equilibrium Analysis, Health Economics Review, Http://doi.org/10.1186/s13561-019-0234-x, (2019): 9-19.

Sakouvogui Kekoura and Nganje William. “Robust CAPM Estimation through Cross Validation.” The Journal of Financial Data Science, (2):153-167, 2019.

Indranil SenGupta, William Wilson and William Nganje. “Barndorff-Nielsen and Shephard model: oil hedging with variance swap and option.”  Mathematics and Financial Economics,13(2), pp 209-226, 2019.

William Wilson, Bruce Dahl, and William Nganje. “Economic costs of Fusarium Head Blight, scab and deoxynivalenol.” World Mycotoxin Journal, 11(2), pp 291-302, 2018.William Nganje, Miljkovic, Dragan and Daniel Vioca. “Offsetting Behavior and the Marginal Impact of Food Safety Information.” Agricultural Resource Economics Review, Vol 45/1 (April 2016).

Timothy Richards, Lisa Mancino and William Nganje. “Nutrient Demand in Food Away from Home: the Role of Physical Activity, Obesity and Health.” Forum for Health Economics and Policy, Vol 15, Issue #2, 2012.

Nganje, William, Renee Hughner, Nicholas Lee. “State Branded Programs and Consumer Preference for Locally Grown Produce,” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 40/1 (April):1–10, 2011.

Nganje, William, Miljkovic, Dragan, and Elvis Ndembe Mokake. “Offsetting Behavior and Food Safety Information for Fresh Produce” Agribusiness, An International Journal. Volume 26, No. 4 Autumn (Fall):557-572, 2010.

Nganje, William, Vicki Bier, Hoa Han, and Lorna Zach. "Models of Interdependent Security along the Milk Supply Chain." Proceeding Issue, American Journal of Agricultural Economic, 90(Number 5, 2008):1265-1271.

Nganje, William, Robert Hearne, Cole Gustafson and Michael Orth. "Farmers' Preferences for Alternative Crop and Health Insurance Subsidies." Review of Agricultural Economics (Now, Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy)." Vol. 30, No. 2 (Summer):333-351, 2008.

Miljkovic, Dragan, William Nganje, and Helene de Chastenet "Economic factors Affecting the Increase in Obesity in the United States: A Differential Response to Price" Food Policy, Vol. 33/1 pp 48-60, 2008.

Nganje, William, Dean Bangsund, Larry Leistritz, William Wilson, and Napoleon Tiapo. “Estimating Regional Economic Impacts of Fusarium Head Blight in Wheat and Barley.” Review of Agricultural Economics, Vol.26, No.3 (Fall):332-347, 2004.

Schuck, Eric, William Nganje and Yantio Debazou. “The Role of Land Tenure and Extension Education in the Adoption of Slash and Burn Agriculture.” Ecological Economics, Vol. 43(1):61-70, 2002.

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