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About Dermot J. Hayes

Dermot Hayes is the Pioneer Hi-Bred International Chair in Agribusiness, professor of economics, and professor of finance at Iowa State University. He is co-director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at Iowa State. He has distinguished himself with many awards at the college and university levels for his work as a teacher and researcher. In 2006 he received a "Publication of Enduring Quality" award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. AAEA named him a Fellow in 2007, its highest recognition for distinction in the discipline. Besides his analysis of U.S. farm policy and international agricultural trade, his other research interests include food safety, livestock modeling, demand analysis, and commodity markets. Since 1995 he has been a consulting trade economist for the National Pork Producers Association.


Present Pioneer Chair in Agribusiness, Iowa State University
Present Professor, Iowa State University Department of Economics

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Honors and Awards

  • 2007 Fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association
  • 2006 AAEA Publication of Enduring Quality Award
  • 2005 ISU J. H. Ellis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Introductory Teaching

Contact Information

568C Heady Hall
518 Farm House Ln
Ames, IA 50011


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