Cesar L. Escalante



CGO Contributing Scholar Cesar L. Escalante is a Professor at the University of Georgia specializing in Agricultural Finance and Immigration.


  • Ph.D., Agricultural Economics – University of Illinois, 2001
  • M.S., Agricultural Economics, University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada), 1996
  • Exchange Scholar – International Christian University (Tokyo, Japan), 1984
  • B.A., Economics – Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines), 1983

Research Interests

  • Agricultural Finance: Analysis of lenders’ risk rating systems and risk management strategies; application of migration framework to farm credit risk analysis
  • Agribusiness Management: Analysis of farmers’ financial structure decisions and business strategies for financial growth, risk management and debt repayment
  • Immigration, farm labor, and health economics-related issues
  • Development and microfinance.

Extension/Outreach Activities

  • Farm financial management, including farm business planning, record-keeping, financial analysis


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