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Stefanou receives national award

Posted: September 2, 2010

Spiro Stefanou, professor of agricultural economics, recently received the Presidential Special Recognition Award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

Stefanou, a faculty member at Penn State since 1983, was honored for contributions to AAEA, which included serving 12 years on the editorial board of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. He also served five years as editor and was guest editor for the journal's Centennial Issue. In addition, he reorganized the structure for the association's annual meetings, developed a sustainable financial model for the organization and negotiated a new publication contract for its journal.

Stefanou is best known for significant scholarly contributions in dynamic production analysis, the economics of productivity and innovation, the economics of adjustment, and economic policy issues.