InfoAg 2015 Speaker
Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Chad Hart was the U.S. Policy and Insurance Analyst with the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) and a Scientist with the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University. For FAPRI, he was responsible for directing econometric and modeling efforts for the crop insurance component of the FAPRI modeling system and he has engaged in research examining the interaction between the agricultural commitments within the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the agricultural policies and programs of WTO members. For CARD, Dr. Hart served as head of the Biorenewables Policy Division and examined the interactions between the agricultural and energy sectors. Dr. Hart is a partner in Farm Risk, an Iowa firm that develops revenue insurance products and receives a small amount of revenue based on Livestock Gross Margin policies sold by other companies. Dr. Hart received a B.S. in economics with minors in mathematics, history, and astronomy from Southwest Missouri State University in 1991. He received his Ph.D. in economics and statistics in 1999 from Iowa State University.