Agricultural economist Jeffrey Dorfman to join North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University has appointed Jeffrey Dorfman as the institution’s Hugh C. Kiger professor of agricultural and resource economics.

The economist will join the university in the fall from the University of Georgia, where he is currently a professor within the department of agricultural and applied economics.

Dorfman has been a member of faculty at Georgia since 1989, and he has worked as a consultant to businesses, federal, state and local governments. He has testified to the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, and in 2013 was elected as a fellow by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

He specializes in valuing real property assets, advising on development projects, crop and flood damage, and various topics in pharmaco-economics. At the University of Georgia he taught classes in microeconomic theory, the economics of the food industry, and macroeconomic theory and policy.

In a post on Twitter announcing his new job, Dorfman said: “Really looking forward to joining a greatgroup of colleagues and interacting with the state’s farmers and leaders on a variety of ag policy issues.”