Purdue Climate Change Research Center

Juan Sesmero

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West Lafayette, IN 47907


Juan Sesmero joins the department of Agricultural Economics as a new assistant professor, after completing his Ph.D. in agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Juan’s teaching and research activities are focused primarily on natural resource and environmental economics. He has a strong interest in the identification and measurement of trade-offs between economic efficiency and distributional equity in the context of energy, climate, and water policy. Juan is also interested in the role of technological progress in resource extraction and the resulting ecological sustainability of production systems. His research also includes measurement of environmental and marketing efficiency in the biofuels industry and agricultural productivity growth in China.

Selected Publications

“Efficiency in Midwest US Corn Ethanol Plants: A Plant Survey.” (With Richard Perrin and Nickolas Fretes), Energy Policy, Volume 37, Issue 4, April 2009, Pages 1309-1316.

“How Much Ethanol, Ultimately?” (With Richard Perrin), Cornhusker Economics Newsletter, October, 2007.

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