About Dr. Shaik
Dr. Saleem Shaik, Agribusiness and Applied Economics Department, has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, effective August 16, 2013. Dr. Shaik received his PhD in Agricultural Economics from University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is a current and former member of the WAEA Council, Chair of AAEA selected papers in 2007 and Chair of SAEA selected papers in 2013. In 2009, Dr. Shaik served as a panel member of USDA, NIFA grant proposal review in Washington D.C and has been an external reviewer for USDA, SBIR Program.
Saleem’s research revolves around a) agriculture production b) finance and c) institutional issues. This involves empirical application to farm level data from 540 farms from 1993-2011, and aggregate data from 6 Northern Great Plains states from 1933-2010. Specially, constructing output, input and total factor productivity indexes apart from financial index, public research and development stock index, farm program/crop insurance index and climate index. This helps to evaluate the importance of production, financial and institutional risks in altering agriculture's risk environment in North Dakota and Northern Great Plains states. and the U.S., apart from 162 world countries. The other major research contribution of Saleem includes interacting with educational instructors of North Dakota Farm and Ranch Business Management Association (NDFRBM) in developing efficiency benchmarks using enterprise and farm data. This collaborative effort clearly demonstrates the establishment of interaction between research, NDFRBM instructors and North Dakota farmers. Shaik is in the process of developing production risk, financial risk and institutional risk adjusted efficiency benchmarks for the NDFRBM instructors to be shared with the producers. These measures are useful not only to producers but also extension agents, agricultural bankers, and public policy makers.
Dr. Shaik teaches or has taught agricultural production economics, agricultural finance and analytical methods for applied research for graduates, and applied risk analysis (financial, production and institutional risk) at the undergraduate level.
Saleem’s research is in the area of Risk management of agriculture and food sector; Applied policy analyses; and Technology assessment, efficiency and productivity using quantitative analytical tools including econometrics, statistics and mathematical programming. Saleem’s ND AES research include “evaluating the changes in Efficiency and Productivity caused by Production risk; Financial risk and Policy risk using data constructed for 6 Northern Great Plain states from 1936-2009 and farm level data. Specifically, construct and develop agriculture sector input, output and total factor productivity Ideal Fisher indexes; and construct farm program payment, crop insurance and public investment database for North Dakota and Northern Great Plains region, 1936-2010.
He was involved in the Assessment & Implementability of Income Protection on U.S. nation-wide basis; Cross-validation of historical, loss and policies databases for U.S.; Insurance rates review for all the U.S cotton states, and development of statistical and econometric computer programs to address fraud in Federal Crop Insurance program at Montana State University. Development of potential insurance policy designs for U.S. aquaculture industry; Development and pre-testing of Aquaculture Risk Management Survey by working with industry groups, farmers, aquaculture, veterinary and extension scientists; worked with Office of Management and Budget, for submission and approval process of Aquaculture Survey Instrument; Development of aquaculture database related to their production, losses and characteristics of aquaculture producers in US at Mississippi State University working with “National Risk Management Feasibility Program for Aquaculture.”
(Journal Articles and Book Chapters):
Shaik, Saleem*., and A. K. Mishra. “Alternative Panel Estimators of Panel Gamma Simulated Maximum Likelihood Estimation of Stochastic Frontier Model: Implications of Agriculture financial Ratios on Efficiency and Productivity.” Advances in Econometrics, Volume 26 (2010): 299-322.
Shaik, Saleem *., B.J. Barnett, K.H. Coble, J.C. Miller, and T. Hanson. “Insurability Conditions and Livestock Disease Insurance” in Livestock Insurance Products International Conference and Forum: Discovery of Ideas and Issues. Koontz S.R. and D.L. Hoag, eds., pp. 53-67. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, 2006.
Shaik, Saleem. “Importance of Panel Analysis in Examining Normality of Crop Yield Distributions”, Journal of Quantitative Economics, 8, 1(2010): 55-68.
Shaik, Saleem*., A. K. Mishra, and J. Atwood., “Aggregation Issues in the Estimation of Nonparametric Linear Programming Productivity Measures.” Journal of Applied Economics, September, 2011.
Shaik, Saleem, Keith Coble, Thomas O. Knight, Alan E. Baquet, and George F.Patrick, “Crop Revenue and Yield Insurance Demand: A Subjective Probability Approach” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 40, 3 (December 2008): 757-766.
Shaik, Saleem, Keith Coble, Darren Hudson, Terry Hanson, Corey Miller, and Stephen H. Sempier. “Willingness to Pay for a Potential Trout Aquaculture" Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. 37, 1 (April 2008): 41-50.
Atwood, Joseph, James Robinson-Cox and Saleem Shaik. “A Direct Test of Yield Switching Fraud in the Federal Crop Insurance Program” American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Vol. 88, No 2 (May 2006) pp: 365–381.
Atwood, Joseph, Saleem Shaik and M. Watts. “Are Crop Yields Normally Distributed? A Reexamination” American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Vol. 85, No 4 (Nov 2003): 888-901.
Shaik, Saleem, Joseph Atwood and Glenn Helmers. “The Evolution of Farm Programs and their Contribution to Agricultural Land Values.” Principal Paper” American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Vol. 87, No 5 (Dec 2005) pp: 1190-1197.
Shaik, Saleem. “Farm Programs and Land Values in the US: Alternative Panel Estimators”.
Shaik, Saleem. “Distributional Analysis of Crop Insurance on Cropland Values in North Dakota.”
Shaik, Saleem. “Risk Adjusted Productivity Measures: Stochastic frontier analysis and Directional Distance function.”
Shaik, Saleem. “Do Farm Programs Explain the Technical and Economic Efficiency? Empirical Application.”
Shaik, Saleem, “Production Function Return to Scale: Within, Between Groups/Time Quantile Regression Approach.”
Shaik, Saleem, and A. Swenson. “Estimating and Evaluating the Efficiency Benchmarks for ND Farms Using DEA and SFA.”
Shaik, Saleem., “Does Liquidity, Solvency or Profitability Risk influence Technical or Economic Efficiency of a Farm?”
· Member of executive council for WAEA, 2010 and 2012.
· Co-chair of selected paper process for the annual American Agricultural Economic Association (AAEA) meetings, 2007 and 2006
· J. B. Hassler Outstanding Researcher Award, 1999
PhD (Agricultural Economics), University of Nebraska, Lincoln
MS/BS (Agricultural Economics), APAU, INDIA
St John’s Church High School, INDIA