Azzeddine Azzam

Azzeddine Azzam is a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Azzam has worked in the field for about 34 years, and his teaching and research interests include microeconomics and agricultural and natural resource economies.

The Washington Post reported about Azzam’s research on how Americans could lose weight by switching to diets common in other countries. He was also quoted by the Norfolk Daily News in 2018 on the Trump administration’s trade policies. He has written about topics such as how a greenhouse gas tax would affect the price of a burger for the industry publication Beef Magazine.

Azzam previously taught as a Fulbright scholar at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and as a teaching fellow at Harvard University. He chaired the economics department at the University of Dubai, and served as senior economic adviser at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

He founded the Center for Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, as well as the Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, where he is also an editor.


Location: Lincoln, Neb. 

Expertise: Microeconomics, industrial organization, agriculture, livestock

Contact information: 

Phone: 402- 472-5326 (o)


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Last updated: May 11, 2020

Farha Aslam

Farha Aslam leads Stephens Inc.’s food and agribusiness equity research coverage. She joined this private investment bank in December 2004. Prior to joining Stephens, Aslam was part of Merrill Lynch’s equity research effort, where she worked on companies such as Kellogg, Kraft Foods, and the J.M.Smucker Company. She is an expert on the food and agriculture business.

Aslam received her B.A. from the University of California and an MBA from Columbia University.

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Managing Director at Stephens Inc.

Areas of expertise: Food and Agribusiness

Location: New York, NY

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Chenoa Taitt, EVP of Marketing and Communications
Phone: (212) 891-1742

Laura Stephens, Marketing and Media Specialist
Phone: (212) 891-1717

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