Meet the FairTax Economists – #3 – Jim Araji

Dr. Jim Araji
Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Idaho

Dr. Jim Araji

Jim Araji - FairTax Economist

Research Interests:
Production Economics and Technology Assessment

Expertise and Programs:
Evaluation of public and private investments in research and evolving technology. Assessment of technology transfer between regions and from agricultural experiment stations to various industrial segments. Analysis of the income distribution impacts of investments in research between producers and consumers, by various income groups. Analysis of the multi-market effects of technological change. Evaluation of the effects of technological change on U.S. exports of agricultural products. Analysis of Agricultural Experiment Station funding decisions. Analysis of agricultural waste management. Planning, evaluation, and analysis of investments in various development projects in developing countries. Development of policies and strategies for rural and industrial developments in developing countries. Teaching of production economics.[1]

Dr. Araji is one of 450 of the nation’s top economists including Nobel laureates Milton Friedman, Robert Lucas, Robert Mundell, Edward Prescott and Vernon Smith who signed the CATO Institute’s Petition Concerning the Future of Social Security.[2]

References:
[1] Biography: http://www.cals.uidaho.edu/aers/p_fac_araji.htm
[2] http://www.cato.org/pressroom/ssad.pdf

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