Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Economics
The PhD in Agricultural Economics is designed to provide the student with an excellent foundation in the theory and methods of economic analysis as well as experience in applied analysis of agricultural, agribusiness, and/or resource economics problems. Career opportunities for agricultural economists also include academia, government, and the private sector. Many academic positions (especially at land grant universities) include salary support for a combination of teaching, research, and/or outreach related to the food and fiber sectors and the natural resource base that supports them.
Statement of Purpose, 3 letters of recommendation, CV, GRE
Student Learning Outcomes:
All graduates will be able to:
- Graduates will understand and be capable of applying economic theory and quantitative methods at the highest professional levels of rigor.
- Graduates will be trained in critical, integrative, and evaluative thinking at the highest professional levels of rigor.
- Graduates will have advanced communication skills oriented towards academic professionals.
Academia, Government and the Private Sector
Analysis for American Express
Risk Analyst for JP Morgan
Bai, Jinhui, Ph.D.
Macroeconomics, Political Economy, Theory
Batina, Raymond G, Ph.D.
Brady, Michael P, Ph.D.
Water and irrigated agriculture
Modeling coupled human and environmental systems
Land use, value, and ownership
Casavant, Kenneth, Ph.D.
Transportation Policy and Marketing
Chouinard, Hayley Helene, Ph.D.
Consumer demand for differentiated food products, auction and lottery allocation theory, and agricultural and natural resource policy.
Espinola-Arredondo, Ana Fabiola, Ph.D.
Environmental Economics and Game Theory
Industrial Organization and Applied Microeconomics.
Fortenbery, Randy, Ph.D.
My research program currently focuses on agricultural price performance in local and national markets. It looks at impacts of new information on relative prices, as well as overall price levels. I also am engaged in studying the impact of futures price action on the stability of cash prices
Galinato, Gregmar, Ph.D.
Natural resource and environmental economics and issues in development economics.
Gallardo, Rosa Karina, Ph.D.
Agribusiness marketing, consumer demand, value-added food products .
Gibson, Mark, Ph.D.
Iles, Richard A, Ph.D.
Health Economics, Development Economics, Behavioral Economics
Jessup, Eric L, Ph.D.
Improving freight transportation efficiency across all modes and the spatial characteristics influencing facility location decisions for inter-modal truck/rail investments.
Kuzyk, Patricia, Ph.D.
Institutional Economics, Pedagogy.
Love, Alan, Ph.D.
Industrial Organization, Information Economics, Supply-Chains, and Applied Econometrics.
Mandal, Bidisha, Ph.D.
Health Economics, Health Care Policy, Economics of Gender
Marsh, Thomas Lloyd, Ph.D.
McCluskey, Jill J, Ph.D.
Product differentiation and market power in food industries, including product quality, food safety, and food labeling issues, environmental damage and land use issues.
McCracken, Vicki A, Ph.D.
Specialization in General Marketing and Price Analysis, Fruit Marketing, Consumption Analysis, Applied Econometrics.
Mittelhammer, R C, Ph.D.
Munoz-Garcia, Felix, Ph.D.
– Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory and Industrial Organization.
– Public and Environmental Economics.
Neibergs, Joseph Shannon, Ph.D.
Production economics of livestock industries, agribusiness and the commodity markets for livestock products.
Prera, Alejandro, Ph.D.
Environmental and natural resources economics, international and development economics.
Rosenman, Robert E, Ph.D.
Shumway, Richard, Ph.D.
Production economics, taxation
Tian, Can, Ph.D.
Macroeconomics, Business Cycles, Industry/Firm Dynamics, Production Network, Search and Matching Theory
Tozer, Peter Rex, Ph.D.
Production economics, farm and ranch management, economic analysis of farming systems, analysis of production agriculture.
Wandschneider, Philip, Ph.D.
Non-market valuation, water economics and policy, the economics of sustainable agriculture.
Yan, Jia, Ph.D.
Transportation Economics, Applied Microeconomics, and Applied Econometrics.