About Me

Rabail Chandio
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I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at Ohio State University. I am currently a Research Assistant for the Farm Income Enhancement Program.

My research interests include various aspects of agricultural policy including farm size inequality, agricultural household welfare, and agricultural baseline projections. One of my working papers evaluates the impacts of environmental conservation policy on the farmer’s productivity and land conflicts between the farmers and squatters in Brazil. Another paper is exploring how the profusion of new farm technologies is changing the farm size distribution and affecting inequality among farmers in India.

With a special focus on agricultural policy in the US, my most recent project investigates the sources of bias in the international USDA baselines projections. Using empirical methods novel to the field, I estimate the degree of rational vs irrational herding and how it relates to the accuracy of these projections.

In addition to my research activities, I made outreach contributions to the OSU Farm Science Review 2021 and authored several research reports for the Farm Income Enhancement Team. I was also responsible for helping design and implement an extension and outreach plan for Ohio farm financial management.

I also held multiple teaching assignments as a teaching assistant and lab instructor previously, including the graduate course Applied Quantitative Methods III (AEDECON 6130) in Spring 2021 and the first-year Ph.D. econometrics sequence Advanced Quantitative Methods I & II in Fall 2020. Most recently, I will also be a Lead Instructor for the Principles of Agribusiness Finance (AEDECON 3130) undergraduate course in Fall 2022.

Details about my research are here. My CV is here