Azzeddine Azzam is professor of agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. His field of specialization is empirical microeconomic analysis with a focus on agricultural and food markets worldwide. His work includes studies as varied as the impact of anti-corporate farming laws on the cattle feeding industry in Nebraska, tradeoffs between market power and cost-efficiency in the US and the Swedish meat processing industries, vertical economies and the structure of the US hog industry, food price policy and food security in the United Arab Emirates, and agricultural productivity and drought in Morocco.
Azzam taught applied microeconomics as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University and empirical industrial organization as a Fulbright Scholar at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. He served as senior economic advisor at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and as chair of the economics department at the University of Dubai, where he also taught undergraduate microeconomics and MBA managerial economics.
He is a lifetime research fellow of the Economic Research Forum, a member of Phi Beta Delta, the Honor Society of International Scholars; and the recipient of the University of Nebraska 2008 Excellence in Graduate Education Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate Education.
He is founder and past director of CAFIO: Center of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization, founder and editor of JAFIO: Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization, and founder and managing editor of RURALS: Review of Undergraduate Research in Agricultural and Life Sciences. He served as associate editor of Middle East Development Journal, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, and Agribusiness: An International Journal. He has numerous publications in internationally refereed journals.
Azzeddine is a Moroccan-born U.S citizen, married to Sara Melin, a Swedish-born U.S citizen. Azzeddine and Sara have four children.