Dr. Sharma is the Assistant Professor of Agribusiness at Kent State - Tuscarawas. He joined the program in the Fall of 2017 and has a joint teaching and research appointment. He completed his Ph.D in agricultural economics from University of Nebraska - Lincoln and taught at the Oklahoma Panhandle State University during the 2016-17 academic year. He has also worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Dr. Sharma's primary research focuses on risk analysis, crop insurance and land use policy.
He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been invited to present papers at the AAEA, CEA and ICAE conferences, the annual Land and Poverty conference held at the World Bank, and other applied economics conferences. He also been the recipient of research grants and has partnered with members in the agricultural industry to explore new research areas.
He has taught courses in - Introduction to agricultural economics, agricultural finance, agricultural commodity marketing, farm management, agricultural trade, quantitative economics, money and banking, business management, crop/forage production management.
Ph.D, University of Nebraska - Lincoln (Agricultural Economics) , Masters, North Carolina State University (Economics), B.Sc, University of Delhi (Statistics)
Applied econometrics; risk analysis, land use
Sharma, Sankalp., and Walters, Cory. “Influence of Farm Type and Insured Type on Crop Insurance Returns”, forthcoming at Agribusiness: An International Journal
Giri, Anil., Sharma, Sankalp., Lovercamp, Kyle., Protopop, Iuliia. And Tiner, John. “Examining agricultural export returns from Midwestern states”, forthcoming at International Journal of Trade and Global Markets
Giri, A., Peterson, W. F., & Sharma, S. (2018). The Impact of the Market Facilitation Program on US Soybean, Sorghum and Corn Producers. Choices, 33(316-2018-5159), 1.
Sharma, S., Giri, A., Haque, T., & Tetteh, I. (2018). Land Acquisition in India: A Pareto and Kaldor-Hicks Perspective. Land, 7(2), 66.
Giri, A., Giri, R., Nelson, V., Lovercamp, K., Sharma, S., & Protopop, I. (2017). Can Nepal Attain Self-Sufficiency in Major Crops Production?. Journal of Forest and Livelihood, 15, 2.
Giri, Anil; Lovercamp, Kyle and Sharma, Sankalp. “Unemployment in Ag-dominant States During and in the Aftermath of the Great Recession”, Cornhusker Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, May (2016):
Sharma, S., & Schoengold, K. (2016). Do Hypothetical Choices Indicate True Risk Preferences? A comparison of stated and revealed data on decisions over risky outcomes.
Sharma, S., & Schoengold, K. (2016). A Comparison of Stated and Revealed Risk Preferences using Safety-First. In 2016 Annual Meeting, July 31-August 2, 2016, Boston, Massachusetts (No. 236126). Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
AAEA, WAEA, ICAE, CEA and IWREC
Assessment Pioneer Award, Kent State University (2018)