Giving a talk in London (Credit: Anna Marry, London International Development Centre).
Giving a talk in London, November 2013 (Credit: Anna Marry, London International Development Centre).

Who I Am

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. On July 1, 2015, I will become director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for International Food and Agricultural Policy.

My research lies at the intersection of agricultural economics, food policy, and development economics. A few specific areas in which I have been conducting research include land markets, market access, risk and uncertainty, agricultural value chains, and food prices.

For my research, I have won the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s (AAEA) Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2007, the AAEA’s Outstanding American Journal of Agricultural Economics Article award in 2011, and both the AAEA and the European Association of Agricultural Economists’ Quality of Research Discovery awards in 2014.

On May 1, 2015, I will become one of the two editors of Food Policy, where I currently serve as associate editor. I also currently serve as associate editors at the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

You can find out more about my research here, and you can find out more about my teaching here.

What I write on this blog is solely my opinion and not that of the University of Minnesota.

Who I Am Not

After receiving several emails intended for him, I must insist that I am not the former Québec Minister of Justice.

Contact Information

Twitter: @mfbellemare
Email: mbellema@umn.edu

Media Inquiries

Please email me at media@marcfbellemare.com.

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