Thomas Hertel

Thomas Hertel, Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics, will receive the inaugural Purdue University Research and Scholarship Distinction Award.

The award recognizes University faculty whose recent research or scholarship has made a major impact in their field and who are not eligible for the McCoy Award, which is limited to University research in the natural sciences.

The 2013 Purdue University Research and Scholarship Distinction Award comes with a $4,000 cash award for Hertel’s personal use and $7,000 for his scholarly activities.

As the award recipient, Hertel will deliver the keynote address at the Purdue University Research and Scholarship Distinction Distinguished Lecture in November on the West Lafayette campus.

“Dr. Hertel’s research, which focuses on the economywide impacts of global trade and environmental policies, and his leadership of the Global Trade Analysis Project, have made a major impact on how governments and organizations around the world address complex policy questions,” says Jay Akridge, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture.