Department of Economics

Kota Minegishi

  • Graduated: 2007
  • Field: University Professor

Kota Minegishi, who graduated in 2007 with a BA in Economics and a BS in Mathematics, received the Department’s highest recognition, the Smale Award.  After graduation at Chico, he entered the University of Maryland where he received his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics in 2014.  During the same time period he also worked as a consultant for the World Bank Group.  In 2015 he joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota where he teaches and researches production economics and agricultural economics.  “I'm an applied economist by training. I studied dairy operations in Maryland for my dissertation research. I will be collaborating with animal scientists and economists and I will be making decision-support tools for dairy producers in Minnesota.” Source: in new window)