Titus O. Awokuse

Titus O. Awokuse

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Professor and Associate Dean, International Studies and Programs
Food Security Group



Ph.D., Texas A&M University
M.S., Murray State University
B.S., Berea College

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Professor Titus Awokuse is the Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Partnerships at MSU’s International Studies and Programs (ISP).  He previously served (from 2015-2021) as Chairperson in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics at Michigan State University (MSU). Prior to joining MSU, he was Chairperson and Professor in the Department of Applied Economics and Statistics at the University of Delaware. His research interests and activities examine how international trade and food market liberalization policies enhance economic growth, improve food supply chains, and promote food security in developing countries. He has published his scholarly research papers in leading professional journals and his works have been cited in the popular press, including the Canadian Journal of Economics, Economic Letters, European Review of Agricultural Economics, Global Food Security, Journal of Comparative Economics, and World Development, the Economist, LA Times.  

He is an internationally respected scholar who has consulted for national governments, international development agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private businesses. Professor Awokuse also made notable contributions to the agricultural and applied economics profession through his leadership roles and service on various committees, advisory boards, and professional associations. He currently serves as an elected member of the Agricultural and Applied Economic Association (AAEA) and is on the Executive Board of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium. He served as journal editor of Agricultural and Resource Economics Review (from 2007-2010) and served as member of editorial board of several academic journals.  He was a former Chair of the National Association of Agricultural Economics Administrators (NAAEA) section of the AAEA. He earned a Ph.D. in in applied and agricultural economics from Texas A&M University.

Research and Outreach Interests

  • Agricultural markets and price analysis
  • International economics
  • Economic growth and development
  • Food security and supply chain issues

Teaching Experience

  • Global agricultural trade and marketing
  • International trade and special topics
  • Agricultural and natural resource policy
  • Statistical research methods