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Azzeddine Azzam
103E Filley Hall
Department of Agricultural Economics
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska 68503-0922 USA

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Azzeddine Azzam is Roy Frederick professor of agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. His primary research interests are empirical industrial organization and agricultural policy analysis. His industrial organization work examined competitive issues in the US beef supply chain; issues such as oligopsony power, captive supplies, price transmission asymmetry, mandatory price reporting, COVID-19 and beef price spreads, restructuring US meatpacking for resilience against capacity disruptions, and comparative resilience of US and EU meat processing to the COVID-19 pandemic.  His policy analysis at the state level examined the impact of the Livestock Friendly Country Program and Initiative 300 in Nebraska on the state’s cattle industry. At the federal level, he examined the impact of biofuel policy on US grain and livestock markets, and the effect of subsidized crop insurance on entry and exit of grain farms. He collaborated on several international research projects on agricultural and food economic issues in Morocco, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates.

Azzam taught applied microeconomics as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University,  empirical industrial organization as a Fulbright Scholar at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and applied welfare analysis for public policy at the University Mohammed VI Polytechnique in Morocco. 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 the founder and chief editor of JAFIO: Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization, and the founder and managing editor of RURALS: Review of Undergraduate Research in Agricultural and Life Sciences.