Nicholas Rada is a Research Economist in the Food Security and
Development Branch of ERS's Market and Trade Economics Division.
His work has focused on evaluating international agricultural
productivity growth, international food security, and agricultural
Current projects include evaluating the agricultural total
factor productivity growth of the rapidly developing economies of
Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, and China. Central to those
evaluations are examinations of country-specific economic policies
to assess their impact on productivity growth.
Nicholas joined ERS in 2009 upon completing his doctoral degree
at Oregon State University.
- Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Oregon State University;
- M.S. in Agricultural Economics, West Virginia University;
- B.S. in Economics and a minor in French, West Virginia
Nicholas is a member of the Agricultural & Applied Economics
Rada, Nicholas, and Steven Buccola, 2012, "Agricultural Policy
and Productivity: Evidence from Brazilian Censuses,"
Agricultural Economics 43 (4).
Rada, Nicholas, Steven Buccola, and Keith Fuglie, 2011,
"Government Policy and Agricultural Productivity in Indonesia,"
American Journal of Agricultural Economics 93 (3): 863 -
Rada, Nicholas, and Keith Fuglie, 2012, "Factors Affecting
Agricultural Productivity in Indonesia." In: Fuglie, K., Wang,
S.L., and Ball, V.E. (eds.) Productivity Growth in Agriculture:
An International Perspective, CAB International, Wallington,
Oxon, UK, Chapter 10.
Fuglie, Keith, and Nicholas Rada, 2012, "Resources, Policies,
and Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa." In: Fuglie,
K., Wang, S.L., and Ball, V.E. (eds.) Productivity Growth in
Agriculture: An International Perspective, CAB International,
Wallington, Oxon, UK, Chapter 12.
Rada, Nicholas, and Constanza Valdes, 2012, Policy, Technology, and
Efficiency of Brazilian Agriculture, ERR-137, U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, July.
Rada, Nicholas, and Anita Regmi, 2010, Trade and Food
Security Implications From the Indonesian Agricultural
Experience, WRS-10-01, Economic Research Service, U.S.
Department of Agriculture, May, pp. 19.