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Wally Tyner

Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics


Wally Tyner is a James and Lois Ackerman Professor of Agricultural Economics at Purdue University. He has 21 years of professional work experience including extensive long- and short–term work experience in developing countries. Wally spent two years in India as a Peace Corps Volunteer in poultry development. He also spent three years in Morocco working as senior agricultural economist and deputy team leader for a project incorporating agricultural planning, economics and statistics. Wally was responsible for building agricultural policy analysis capability in the Morocco Ministry of Agriculture. He has short-term experience in Senegal, Mali, Niger, the Gambia, Burkina Faso, India, Bangladesh, China, Brazil, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

His research has concentrated on economic policy analysis related to agriculture and natural resources, especially structural and sectoral adjustment issues. He has published extensively in these areas including three books and more than 100 professional publications. He and his students have received research awards from Purdue and the American Agricultural Economics Association. Wally teaches a graduate level course on benefit-cost analysis with emphasis on agricultural projects in developing countries.

Wally has worked as a consultant for numerous national and international organizations, including the World Bank, OECD, FAO, the National Science Foundation, USAID and the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. He is fluent in French.