Economics professor receives Fulbright award
February 18, 2014
Moriah Bostian, assistant professor of economics, has received a highly competitive Fulbright scholar teaching and research award for the 2014-15 academic year.
With the support of this yearlong fellowship, Bostian will spend her upcoming sabbatical in Finland, a country with high rates of participation in agri-environmental programs (programs that incentivize farmers to adopt environmentally friendly farming techniques that go beyond farmers’ legal obligations). In Finland, a significant share of the land enrolled in such programs is devoted to environmental measures that rely on reducing inputs such as fertilizer and pesticides.
For the teaching component of the award, Bostian will introduce two new courses in environmental and natural resource economics at the University of Turku, one of the largest universities in Finland.
Each year, the Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and research grants in 125 countries to faculty and experienced professionals.