Ralph Dean Christy

Ralph Dean Christy

  • Professor
  • Director of CIIFAD

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Faculty Expertise

  • Applied Economics
  • Emerging Markets
  • International and Development Economics and Policy

Contact

Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

607.255.0831

rdc6@cornell.edu

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Biography

Ralph D. Christy is director of CIIFAD and professor of emerging markets at Cornell University, where he teaches and conducts food marketing research and educational programs on the economic performance of markets and distribution systems. He has advised industry leaders and public policy makers on food marketing strategies, economic development, and the organization of the global food economy. A PhD graduate of Michigan State University's Department of Agricultural Economics, Christy is past president of the American Agricultural Economics Association, and is currently a board member of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, WinRock International, and the Agribusiness Capital Fund. He is the author of three books: A Century of Service: Land Grant Colleges and Universities, 1890-1990(1992); Achieving Sustainable Communities in a Global Economy (2004); and Emerging Markets (forthcoming). His most recent research calls attention to the role of creating an enabling environment for accelerating agro-industries' contributions to sustain economic growth and development.

Recent Courses

  • AEM 9900 - Doctoral-Level Thesis Research
  • AEM 4420 - Emerging Markets
  • AEM 7900 - Graduate-Level Thesis Research
  • AEM 7000 - Individual Study in Applied Economics and Management
  • AEM 4970 - Individual Study in Applied Economics and Management
  • AEM 8900 - Master's Level Thesis Research
  • AEM 4415 - Pre-Engagement with Social Enterprises in Emerging Markets
  • AEM 4421 - Research and Strategy in Emerging Markets
  • AEM 6980 - Supervised Graduate Teaching Experience
  • AEM 4980 - Supervised Teaching Experience
  • AEM 4990 - Undergraduate Research

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Michigan State University, 1980
  • MS Michigan State University, 1977
  • BS Southern University, 1975