Anwar Naseem

I am an Associate Professor of Economics in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Central Asia. I am also a visiting faculty in the Department of Agriculture, Food, and Resource Economics at Rutgers University, Prior to joining UCA, I managed the Feed the Future Policy Research Consortium at Rutgers. The Consortium consisted of universities and academics in the U.S. and Africa conducting policy research on issues related to agriculture, food, and nutrition in Feed the Future countries. To learn more about the Consortium and its work, please visit

My broad research interests include agricultural development, science/innovation policy, and market structure/performance as it relate to agricultural input markets. My research has examined the economic impacts of private investments in agriculture, especially those directed towards research and development activities. The unifying theme of my work is to gain a deeper understanding of how technology and innovations impact industry structure, economic development, and global trade, and how these changes shape science and technology policies. I hold a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Michigan State University, a M.Sc. from the University of Pennsylvania, and B.Sc. from McGill University.