Dr. Saleem Shaik is the Director of Center for Agriculture Policy and Trade Studies (CAPTS) and an Associate Professor in Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University. Before joining NDSU, Saleem worked on Risk Management Agency crop insurance projects related to U.S. income protection premium rate evaluation and potential fraud at Montana and feasibility of potential aquaculture insurance policies at Mississippi.
Saleem Shaik received his PhD in Agricultural Economics from University of Nebraska, Lincoln and his dissertation is titled Environmentally adjusted productivity [EAP] measures for the Nebraska agriculture sector. Saleem Shaik growing up in India attended St. John’s Church High School and St. Alphonsa's Junior College.
Current research at NDSU evaluates the importance of changing as well as evolving agricultural policy related to production, financial and trade risks in altering agriculture's income trends and variation (risks) in North Dakota and five other Northern Great Plains states using state output, input and productivity index from 1896 to 2013; and North Dakota Farm level data from North Dakota Farm and Ranch Business Management Association (NDFRBM). Specifically, research included interacting with educational instructors of NDFRBM in developing efficiency and risk-adjusted efficiency benchmarks using enterprise and farm data. This collaborative effort clearly demonstrates the establishment of interaction among research faculty, -Extension educators, NDFRBM instructors and North Dakota farmers.
Research contributes to the development of new theory and methods as well as evaluating the changes to agricultural policy and farm of the state and region.
He is married to Hema Pillai, and they have two children, Sunny and Bobby.
NDSU Faculty Senate
Best article published in Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics (Certificate Rs. 5000 cash)
Outstanding Researcher (Certificate $300 cash)
Graduate Student Association