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 (PhD, Purdue University) is a research economist at the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. His work has focused on agricultural land use, risk management, trade, and economic development.

Prior to that, Mesbah worked 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