Agricultural resource economist joins Tech
From examining the distribution of cropping patterns on the High Plains to agricultural producer’s land use decisions, Chenggang Wang said he is dedicated to improving Texas agriculture.
Wang was recently hired as an assistant professor for Texas Tech University’s Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. He will hold a joint appointment with Texas A&M University, as well.
He will be working at Tech’s Agricultural Science Building on the main campus in Lubbock, where he will be developing a new production economics research program with an emphasis on improving resource use efficiency in the agricultural sector.
“My focus is on production in relation to improving resource use efficiency,” he said, “as well as improving productivity at the farm level.” His teaching activities will include graduate economic optimization.
A native of Linfen, China, Wang earned a bachelor’s degree in metallurgy from Northeastern University, China and a doctorate degree from Oregon State University, where he studied agricultural and resource economics. Wang’s dissertation focused on evaluating the impact on private of public investment in life-science research.