Dr. Anil Giri joined University of Central Missouri in 2015 as an assistant professor of agribusiness management in the School of Natural Sciences. Dr. Giri came to the United States in 2007 and started his studies at University of North Alabama. He completed his undergraduate degree from Oregon State University in Agribusiness Management with a minor in business. To further his education he then started graduate school at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he earned his MS in agricultural economics with a minor in statistics. After completion of his education he briefly worked as an analyst for Smart Chicken and then as a statistical analyst for the state of Nebraska's Department of Health and Human Services.
Dr. Giri applied and was awarded the prestigious Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) at University of Nebraska- Lincoln, and completed his doctoral degree in Agricultural Economics. During his Ph.D. studies he went to Europe and was trained in role simulation games for natural resource management and conflict resolution at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Vienna, Austria and Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD, French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development), National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (IRSTEA).
Dr. Giri's research interests are in applied microeconomics issues; he has authored several papers and written multiple grants with international scientists as well as UCM colleagues. He has also presented his papers at several international conferences---Water for Food, the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, the Canadian Economic Conference, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, the Association for University Business and Economic Research, and the Mid-Continental Regional Science Association Conference. Most recently he was awarded two grants (close to a million dollars) to investigate multidimensional questions related to farmers' markets in Missouri and develop a graduate certificate program for high school teachers.