Dr. Mesbah Motamed

Photo of Mesbah Motamed with boats and water behind him
Faculty member, Sustainable Urban Planning Program
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Areas of Expertise

  • Agricultural Land use
  • Risk Management
  • Economic Development
  • Agricultural Trade

Mesbah Motamed (Ph.D., Purdue University) is an economist at the Millennium Challenge Corporation. His work has focused on agricultural land use, risk management, trade and economic development.

His previous work includes being a research economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and working on agricultural development projects in Central Asia and Latin America and as a trade analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce.


  • Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Purdue University

Classes Taught

  • PSUS 6203: Research Methods for Urban Planners 
  • PSUS 6211: Agricultural Economics and Land Use
  • PSUS 6214: Food and Cities