Much of my research concerns market equilibrium models that emphasize interlinkages among economic sectors and productive factors including labor and natural resources.
Recent research concerns:
- Impacts of U.S. farm and food programs
- Barriers to export participation among firms
- Development of biofuel supply chains
- Problems in agricultural labor markets
- The food-energy-water (FEW) nexus and regional economies
B.S. University of Illinois, 1994; M.S. University of Illinois, 1999; Ph.D., Purdue University, 2003
Publications have appeared in journals such as the Journal of International Economics, Review of International Economics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Economic Inquiry, Journal of Regional Science, and Environmental Research Letters.
For a list of my research publications please see my vita (below) and Google Scholar page
Past and present graduate students:
An Li, Ph.D. in process
Senal Weerasooriya, Ph.D. 2017
Tom Palley, M.S. 2016
Xiaojuan Zheng, M.S. 2010, Ph.D. 2015
Xin Zhang, M.S. 2014
Tyler West, B.S. honors 2012
Man Li, Ph.D. 2010
Saurabh Datta, Ph.D. 2010
Sharmista Nag, Ph.D. 2009
Past graduate students are working in academia, the private sector, for government, and for non-profit institutions.
AEC 447 Agricultural Price and Market Analysis (undergraduate)
AEC 543 International Trade (graduate)
AEC 513 Microeconomic Theory II (graduate)