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Andrew Muhammad

Branch Chief


Andrew Muhammad is Chief of the International Demand and Trade Branch in ERS's Market and Trade Economics Division. His work in the branch has focused on global food demand and agricultural trade; export competiveness and developing countries; trade agreements; and import demand analysis.


Andrew joined ERS as a Research Agricultural Economist in 2010. From 2000 to 2006, he was an Assistant and Associate Professor in the College of Business at Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. From 2006 to 2009, he was an Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi.

Andrew is a 2005 Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Faculty Inductee; 2002-2003 Teacher of the Year, College of Business, Southern University; 2000 Food Distribution Research Society Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award recipient, and Food and Resource Economics Department, Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award recipient, University of Florida.

Andrew is currently the chair of COSBAE (Committee on the Status of Blacks in Agricultural Economics), a section of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), and is the International Trade Topic Leader for the AAEA.


Andrew received a Ph.D. in Food and Resource Economics in 2000 from the University of Florida, an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri in 1996, and a B.S. in Agribusiness from Southern University in 1993.

Professional Affiliations:

Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, African Finance and Economics Association, National Economics Association, International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

Selected Publications:

Book Chapters

Muhammad, A., K.G. Jones, and D.P. Blayney. "Asian Dairy Markets: A Focus on Production, Consumption and Trade." In Comercio Internacional de Lacteos (International dairy Trade). Segunda edio revisada e ampliada (2nd edition revised and extended). J.L. Bellini Leite, K.B. Siqueira and G.R. Carvalho, eds. Embrapa Gado de Leite, Juiz de Fora, Brazil (2009): 273-97.

Muhammad, A. "The Impact of Increasing Non-Agricultural Market Access on EU Demand for Imported Fish: Implications for Lake Victoria Chilled Fillet Exports." In Back on Track: Sector-Led Growth in Africa and Implications for Development. D. Seck & S.H. Boko, eds. Africa World Press, Inc., New Jersey (2009): 133-51.

Muhammad, A. "The dairy sector in the United States: prospects for 2009 and 2010." In Frum das Americas: Leite e Derivados. D. Vilela, E.N. Fernandes, G.R. Carvalho, R.S. Verneque, C.E. Martins, and R. Zoccal, eds. Embrapa Gado de Leite, Juiz de Fora, Brasil (2009): 269-84.

Selected Journal Articles

Muhammad, A., W.A. Amponsah, and J.H. Dennis. "The Impact of Preferential Trade Arrangements on EU Imports from Developing Countries: The Case of Fresh Cut Flowers." Applied Economics Policy and Perspectives 32(2) (2010).

Muhammad, A. and K. Jones. "An Assessment of Dynamic Behavior in the U.S. Catfish Market: An Application of the Generalized Dynamic Rotterdam Model." Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics41(3) (2009): 745-59.

Muhammad, A. "Nile Perch Demand in the Netherlands: Are Exports from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda Source-Differentiated?" Agrekon 48(2) (2009): 107-23.

Muhammad, A. and T. Hanson. "The Importance of Product Cut and Form when Estimating Fish Demand: The Case of U.S. Catfish." Agribusiness: An International Journal 25(4) (2009): 480-99.

Muhammad, A. "Would African Countries Benefit from the Termination of Kenyas Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the EU? An Analysis of EU Demand for Imported Roses." Journal of Agricultural Economics 60(1) (2009): 220-38.

Muhammad, A. and R.L. Kilmer. "The Impact of EU Export Subsidy Reductions on U.S. Dairy Exports." Agribusiness: An International Journal24(4) (2008): 557-74.

Jones, K., D. Harvey, W. Hahn, and A. Muhammad. "U.S. Demand for Source-Differentiated Shrimps: A Differential Approach." Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 40(2) (2008): 609-21. Muhammad, A. "The Role of the Imports for Re-Exports Program in Determining Canadian Demand for Imported Cheese: Implications for U.S. Exports." Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development 4(2) (2008): 217-32.

No, S.C., A. Muhammad, C. Tamwesigire, and M. Fred. "Determinants of FDI Inflows into Rwanda: 1971-2003." International Journal of Financial Services Management 3(2) (2008): 200-12.

Muhammad, A. "The Impact of Increasing Non-Agricultural Market Access on EU Demand for Imported Fish: Implications for Lake Victoria Chilled Fillet Exports." European Review of Agricultural Economics 34(4) (2007): 461-77.

Muhammad, A., K.G. Jones, and W.F. Hahn. "The Impact of Domestic and Import Prices on U.S. Lamb Imports: A Production System Approach." Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 36(2) (2007): 293-303.

Washington (Muhammad), A.A. and R.L. Kilmer. "The Production Theory Approach to Import Demand Analysis: A Comparison of the Rotterdam Model and the Differential Production Approach." Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 34(3) (2002): 431-43.

Selected Invited Presentations

"Prospects for the Dairy Industry in the United States." 7th International Milk Congress, Juiz de Fora, Brazil, July 2009.

"International Trade and Competitiveness of Lake Victoria Fillets in the EU The United Nations, African Institute for Economic Development and Planning." Conference on Sector-Led Growth in Africa, Dakar, Senegal, November 2007.

"Export Enhancement and Promotion Programs in the U.S." Uganda's 1st Annual Entrepreneurship Conference, Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda, August 2004.

"European Demand for Imported Cut Flowers: The Importance of Preferential Access for Developing Countries." Colloquia - Barriers to Increased Horticultural Trade and Market Integration, American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, July 2008.

"The Impact of Increasing Non-Agricultural Market Access on EU Demand for Imported Fish: Implications for Lake Victoria Chilled Fillet Exports." Michigan State University, Department of Agricultural Economics, Seminar series, Lansing, Michigan, October 2007.

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