2020 News

Middlebury’s Dr. Obie Porteous, Assistant Professor of Economics, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for a project titled “Agricultural Trade and Adaptation to Environmental Change.” Dr. Porteous will study the economic effects of climate change on the agricultural sector of sub-Saharan Africa and the extent to which these effects can be offset by increased trade between regions of Africa affected differently by climate change and between Africa and the rest of the world. The grant funds include support for undergraduate research assistants, who will be involved in data collection trips to different African countries and computer programming of the estimated economic models.