Xudong Rao

Program Focus

Production and Risk




Xudong Rao is a Lecturer with research, teaching and service responsibilities in the Business Economics Group at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota in 2015. Xudong’s areas of expertise are agricultural economics, agricultural policy, development economics and risk analysis.

Xudong obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees in agricultural economics and management from Renmin University of China.

Author's Events

Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA)

Aug 12, 2012 - Aug 14, 2012
Convened by: American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA)
Location: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

Conference web site

Xudong Rao presents the poster "Recalibrating the Reported Rates of Return to Agricultural R&D", co-authored by Terrace Hurley and Philip Pardey.

Terry Hurley co-authored the paper "Quantifying Farmer Adoption Intensity for Weed Resistance Management Practices and Its Determinants", presented in the session The Economics of Agricultural Technology Adoption.

Terry Hurley organizes and is a discussant in the session Herbicide Resistant Weeds and Sustainable Weed Management.

Philip Pardey and Kym Anderson organize concurrent sessions: Global Food Security I: Food Supply and Price Trends in the Long Run and Global Food Security II: Food Price Fluctuations and Their Food Security Implications.

Philip Pardey presents "Agricultural R&D Investments, Farm Productivity Slowdowns, and Their Long Run Food Supply Implications", co-authored with Julian Alston.

University of Minnesota Department of Applied Economics and the Faculty to Explore Co-operation in Scientific Research Intension


Xudong Rao introduces faculty and students to the HarvestChoice project during a symposium in the College of Economics & Management, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China.