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Paul Dower receives Aberle Faculty Fellow Award

Paul Dower, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, has been selected to receive an Elton D. and Carrie R. Aberle Faculty Fellow Award.

Dower is a development economist whose research lies at the intersection between political economy, economic history and development economics. Much of his research focuses on how changes in land rights and other agrarian reforms affect agricultural production, conflict, democratization and migration.

The Aberle Faculty Fellow Award, established by former CALS dean Abe Aberle and his wife, is designed to recognize and reward promising young faculty within CALS, providing support and encouragement during the critical, pre-tenure period. The award provides a $10,000 one-time stipend to support the fellow’s research program.