Fulbright to send Dr. Bostian to ideal location for economic research and teaching
Moriah Bostian, Assistant Professor of Economics, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar teaching and research award for the 2014-15 academic year. A competitive program, the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants in 125 countries to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals each year. With the support of this year-long fellowship, Dr. Bostian will spend her upcoming sabbatical in Finland. Dr. Bostian’s research largely focuses on the application of economic production models to environmental data. With one of the highest agri-environmental program (AEPs) producer participation rates in the world, and because they devote a significant share of enrolled land to environmental measures that rely on input reduction, Finland is an ideal location for Dr. Bostian to extend her current analysis of agri-environmental policies. For the teaching component of the award, Dr. Bostian will introduce two new courses in environmental and natural resource economics at the University of Turku, one of the largest universities in Finland.