Donald C. Mead

Donald C. Mead

Ph.D., 1962. Yale University
M.S., 1957. Yale University
B.S., 1956. Haverford College

Professor Emeritus

Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

AEC/AFRE Faculty, 1979 to 1998


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Mead Biographical Information 

Professor Emeritus Mead joined MSU as a  Professor of Agricultural Economics in 1979 and worked until retirement in 1998, with primary emphasis on international economic development..

Areas of research interest.

  • Linkages between large and small enterprises.
  • Patterns of growth of small and medium-sized businesses.
  • Project and policy needs of small enterprises.
  • Institutional structures for the promotion of small enterprises.
  • Patterns of employment growth among enterprises of different types and sizes.
  • Alternative mechanisms for linking small enterprises to the rest of the economy.