Cesar L. Escalante
Cesar L. Escalante, a CGO Contributing Scholar, is a Professor at the University of Georgia, where he specializes in Agricultural Finance and Immigration.
Dr. Escalante’s educational background includes a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois in 2001, an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada) in 1996, an exchange scholarship at the International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan, in 1984, and a B.A. in Economics from Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines) in 1983.
His research interests encompass Agricultural Finance, where he focuses on analyzing lenders’ risk rating systems and developing risk management strategies, as well as applying migration frameworks to farm credit risk analysis. Additionally, Dr. Escalante investigates Agribusiness Management, particularly farmers’ financial structure decisions and strategies for financial growth, risk management, and debt repayment. He is also engaged in research related to immigration, farm labor, and health economics.
Outside of academia, Dr. Escalante is involved in Extension/Outreach Activities. He leads initiatives in farm financial management, which includes providing guidance on farm business planning, record-keeping, and conducting thorough financial analysis. Dr. Escalante’s work showcases his dedication to advancing knowledge in Agricultural Finance and Immigration while actively contributing to the practical aspects of farm financial management.