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Janelle LarsonDivision Head of Engineering, Business and Computing
Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics

D.Phil., Agricultural Economics, University of Oxford
M.Sc., Agricultural Economics, University of Oxford
B.A., Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Kansas State University
B.S., Animal Sciences and Industry, Kansas State University

e-mail: jbl6@psu.edu
Phone: 610-396-6183
Fax: 610-396-6024
Office: 210 Gaige Building


Dr. Janelle Larson is the Head of the Division of Engineering, Business and Computing at Penn State Berks and an Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics. Larson’s primary research interests are in rural economic development and land tenure issues, both internationally and domestically. She has researched land titling and land markets in Latin America and has looked at the effects of development on agriculture in urbanizing areas domestically. Larson is also involved in an interdisciplinary teaching, research and outreach economic development project in Kenya. Larson teaches courses in economics, agricultural economics and community economic development.

Most Recent Publications:

Lorenzo, Oswaldo, Paul D. Esqueda and Janelle B. Larson. Forthcoming. Safety and Ethics in the Global Workplace: Asymmetries in Culture and Infrastructure. Journal of Business Ethics.

Larson, Janelle M., Stephen M. Smith, David G. Abler and Carolina Trevelli. 2003. An Economic Analysis of Land Titling in Peru. Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture. 42(1):79-97.