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 development.
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 University.
Nicholas is a member of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA).
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 - 880.
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.