College of Agriculture

Mina Hejazi

Assistant Professor

Personal Information

Mina Hejazi came to Chico State from Virginia Tech where she was a postdoctoral fellow after earning her Ph.D. in economics with a specialization in International Trade and Development. Mina has B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in agricultural economics from Iran. Her first professional position at Iran’s Agricultural Planning and Economic Research Institute within the Ministry of Agriculture drew her into the world of international trade of agricultural products. She pursued her interest to the University of Wyoming, where she earned a second master’s degree in agricultural and applied economics while studying the potential impacts of a hypothetical foot and mouth disease outbreak on world demand for U.S. fresh and frozen beef.

During her Ph.D. program at Virginia Tech, she discovered her passion for teaching and had the opportunity to serve as the instructor of record.

Mina’s research focuses on combining agricultural and international trade policies with the most effective quantitative methods to provide solutions to some of the most pressing agricultural and food policy issues facing U.S. agriculture. Her research centers on tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade, food safety issues including pesticide tolerances on food, market access for agricultural commodities to China and related policy analyses. One of her topics of interest centers on maximum residue limits for pesticides and their trade restricting nature on U.S. fresh fruit and vegetable exports to Trans-Atlantic and Trans-Pacific Trading Partners, a subject with direct implications for California’s fresh fruit and vegetables.

Mina enjoys oil painting in her free time as well as hiking and skiing.


  • ABUS 301 – Agricultural Production Economics and Quantitative Analysis

  • ABUS 321 – Agribusiness Management

  • ABUS 415 – Agribusiness Data Analysis

Portrait of Mina Hejazi