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Troy Schmitz

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Associate Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2080
Senior Sustainability Scholar
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2080
Biography

Troy Schmitz is associate professor (with tenure) in the Morrison School of Agribusiness in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He is also Senior Sustainability Scholar in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and is an affiliated faculty member in the Center for Environmental Economics and Sustainability Policy.

Professor Schmitz has taught Ph.D. courses in advanced agribusiness, applied econometrics, and microeconomic theory. He has taught M.S. courses in international agricultural trade policy, applied econometrics, mathematical agricultural economics, managerial economics for agribusiness, and the agribusiness capstone. He has taught M.B.A. courses in managerial economics and global business environment. He has also taught B.S. courses in global agricultural trade, food and agricultural policy issues, economics of biofuels and biotechnology, agribusiness analysis, applied microeconomics, applied statistics, principles of microeconomics, and computer applications for agribusiness industries.

Professor Schmitz is co-author of a graduate-level textbook on global agricultural trade entitled “Agricultural Policy, Agribusiness, and Rent-Seeking Behaviour”, an edited volume entitled “International Agricultural Trade Disputes: Case Studies in North America”, three edited volumes on food security, and an edited volume on agribusiness e-commerce. He has published 55 peer-reviewed journal articles in 25 different academic journals ranging from the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, to Research in Law and Economics, and the Journal of Political Economy. Professor Schmitz has published 30 book chapters appearing in 19 different edited volumes. He has been an investigator on over $25 million worth of grant proposals, with $1.2 million in funded research grants and $630,000 in funded instructional grants. He performs research on a wide variety of subjects, including: global agricultural trade, food and agricultural policy analysis, food security, the nexus of food, energy, and water (FEWS), forensic economics, regulation of biotechnology, benefit-cost analysis, and economic analysis of corn, sugar, cattle, tomatoes, cotton, barley, wheat, tobacco, soybeans, canola, and poultry markets. Portions of his work have been translated into French, Turkish, German, and Spanish.

Education

Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1995
M.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1991
B.S., Mathematics (high honours), University of Saskatchewan, Canada, 1990
B.S., Computer Science (honours), University of Saskatchewan, Canada, 1990

Research Interests

Global Agricultural Trade, Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis, Food Security, the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water (FEWS), Forensic Economics, Regulation of Biotechnology, Benefit-Cost Analysis, and economic analysis of corn, sugar, cattle, tomatoes, cotton, barley, wheat, tobacco, soybeans, canola, and poultry markets.

Publications

*Indicates student co-authors for research begun prior to graduation

55. *Valdez-LaFarga, O., T.G. Schmitz, and J.E. Englin (forthcoming 2019): “The Role of Exchange Rates on Country-Differentiated Demand: The Case of United States Tomatoes.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (in press).

54. Schmitz, T.G (2018): “Impact of the Chinese Embargo against MIR162 Corn on Canadian Corn Producers.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 66, 571-586.

53. Schmitz, T.G. (2018): “Impact of the 2014 Suspension Agreement on Sugar between the United States and Mexico.” Agricultural Economics. 49(1), 55-69.

52. Brewin, D.G., T.G. Schmitz, J.F. Nolan, and R.S. Gray (2017): “Grain Transportation Policy Reform in Western Canada.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 65, 643-665.

51. Brewin, D.G., J.F. Nolan, R.S. Gray, and T.G. Schmitz (2017): “Bringing in the Sheaves: Changes in Canada’s Grain Supply Chain through the Post Canadian Wheat Board Era.” Journal of the Transportation Research Forum. 56(3), Article 5.

50. Schmitz, A., D.J. Haynes, and T.G. Schmitz (2016): “Alternative Approaches to Compensation and Producer Rights.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 64(3), 439-454.

49. Schmitz, A., D.J. Haynes, and T.G. Schmitz (2016): “The Not-So-Simple Economics of Production Quota Buyouts.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 48(2), 119-147.

48. Schmitz, T.G. and K.E. Lewis* (2015): “Impact of NAFTA on U.S. and Mexican Sugar Markets.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 40(3), 387-404.

47. *Lewis, K.E. and T.G. Schmitz (2015): “Measuring the Impact of Mexican Domestic Subsidies on the Trade of Sugar between the U.S. and Mexico.” Journal of Agribusiness. 33(1), 17-38.

46. Schmitz, A., D.J. Haynes, T.G. Schmitz, and E.D. Schmitz (2015): “Negative Externalities, Healthcare Costs, and E-Cigarettes: Terminating the Ontario Tobacco Quota Program.” International Journal of Heath, Wellness, and Society. 5(3), 99-108.

45. Moss, C.B., A. Schmitz, and T.G. Schmitz (2014): “Decoupling under U.S. Farm Programs.” Natural Resources. 5(1), 10-14.

44. Haynes, D.J., A. Schmitz, and T.G. Schmitz (2014): “Smoking and environmental pollution. Why there could be a free lunch?” Environmental Economics. 5(2), 55-60.

43. Schmitz, A., D.J. Haynes, T.G. Schmitz, and E.D. Schmitz (2013): “The U.S. Tobacco Buyout: A Partial and General Equilibrium Analysis.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 45(3), 411-419.

42. Schmitz, A., D.J. Haynes, and T.G. Schmitz (2013): “Benefit-cost analysis: government compensation vs. consumer tax model.” Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis. 4(3), 375-389.

41. Haynes, D.J., T.G. Schmitz, and A. Schmitz (2013): “Consumer Tax Production Quota Buyouts and Negative Compensation: Producers’ Dilemma.” Theoretical Economics Letters. 3(3), 156-158.

40. Schmitz, T.G. and A. Schmitz (2012): “The Complexities of the Interface between Agricultural Policy and Trade.” Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy. 13(1), 14-25.

39. Schmitz, T.G., A. Schmitz, and D.J. Haynes. (2012): “Inflated Production Quota Gains Paid for by a Compensation Tax.” Theoretical Economics Letters. 2(1), 67-68; IF 0.20.

38. Schmitz, A., C.B. Moss, T.G. Schmitz, and G. Greene (2012): “Markets for used oil in California under a controversial deposit-refund system.” Environmental Economics. 3(4), 23-34.

37. Schmitz, T.G. and A. Schmitz (2011): “Compensation and the Twin Producer Gains from Production Quotas.” Theoretical Economics Letters. 1(3), 70-72.

36. Schmitz, A. and T.G. Schmitz (2010): “Benefit-Cost Analysis: Distributional Considerations under Producer Quota Buyouts.” Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis. 1(1), 1-15.

35. Schmitz, T.G., A. Schmitz, and J.L. Seale Jr. (2009): “The Optimal Byrd Tariff in Vertical Markets.” International Journal of Applied Economics. 6(1), 1-10.

34. Schmitz, A., H. Furtan, and T.G. Schmitz (2009): “Agricultural Policy: High Commodity and Input Prices.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. 38(1), 18-35.

33. Schmitz, T.G., C.R. Giese*, and C.J. Shultz II (2008): “Welfare Implications of EU Enlargement under the CAP.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 56(4), 555–562.

32. Schmitz, A., T.G. Schmitz, and P. Shure (2008): “High Commodity Prices and the EU's Single Payment Scheme: Some Consequences of Double-Dipping.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 56(4), 523-531.

31. Moss, C.B., A. Schmitz, and T.G. Schmitz (2008): “Segregating Genetically Modified and Nongenetically Modified Corn in a Marketing Channel.” Applied Economics. 40(21), 2765-2774.

30. Schmitz, A., C.B. Moss, and T.G. Schmitz (2007): “Ethanol: No Free Lunch.” Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization. 5(2): Article 3.

29. Schmitz, A. and T.G. Schmitz. (2007): “Agricultural Subsidies under Decoupling.” Research in Law and Economics. 23 131-148.

28. Schmitz, A., F.A. Rossi, and T.G. Schmitz (2007): “U.S. Cotton Subsidies: Drawing a Fine Line on the Degree of Decoupling.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 38(21): 135-149.

27. Schmitz, A., J.L. Seale, Jr., and T.G. Schmitz (2006): “The Optimal Processor Tariff under the Byrd Amendment.” International Journal of Applied Economics. 3(2), 9-20.

26. Moss, C.B., and T.G. Schmitz (2006): “A Semiparametric Estimator of the Zellner Production Function for Corn: Fitting the Univariate Primal.” Applied Economics Letters. 13(13), 863-867.

25. Moss, C.B., A. Schmitz, and T.G. Schmitz (2006): “First-Generation Genetically Modified Organisms in Agriculture.” Journal of Public Affairs. 6(1), 46-57.

24. Schmitz, A., T.G. Schmitz, and F.A. Rossi (2006): “Agricultural Subsidies in Developed Countries: Impact on Global Welfare.” Review of Agricultural Economics currently Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy. 28(1), 416-425.

23. Acharya, R., P.M. Patterson, E.P. Hill, T.G. Schmitz, and E. Bohm (2006): “An Evaluation of the TrEAT Yourself Well Restaurant Nutrition Campaign.” Health Education & Behavior. 33(3), 309-324.

22. Schmitz, T.G., A. Schmitz, and C.B. Moss (2005): “The Economic Impact of StarLink Corn.” Agribusiness: An International Journal. 21(3), 391-407.

21. Schmitz, A., T.G. Schmitz, and J.L. Seale, Jr. (2005): “Prospects for Bilateral and Regional Free Trade Agreements and the Economics of Sugar.” International Sugar Journal. 107(1278), 328-340.

20. Rossi, F.A., A. Schmitz, and T.G. Schmitz (2005): “The Multiplicative Effect of Water Subsidies and Price Support Payments: The Case of U.S. Cotton.” Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development. 1(1), 55-70.

19. Schmitz, A., J.L. Seale, Jr., and T.G. Schmitz (2004): “Determinants of Brazil’s Ethanol Sugar Blend Ratios.” International Sugar Journal. 106(1271), 586-596.

18. Schmitz, T.G. and J.L. Seale, Jr. (2004): “Countervailing Duties, Antidumping Tariffs, and the Byrd Amendment: A Welfare Analysis.” International Journal of Applied Economics. 1(1), 65-80.

17. Moss, C.B., T.G. Schmitz, and A. Schmitz (2004): “The Brave New World: Imperfect Information, Segregation Costs, and Genetically Modified Organisms.” “Schöne neue Welt: Unvollkommene Information, Kosten der Markttrennung und gentechnisch veränderte Organismen Agrarwirtschaft.” German Journal of Agricultural Economics. 53(8), 303-308.

16. Schmitz, T.G., A. Schmitz, C.B. Moss (2004): “Did StarLink Reduce Import Demand for Corn?” Journal of Agriculture & Food Industrial Organization. 2,2.

15. Schmitz, T.G., C.B. Moss, and A. Schmitz (2003): “Marketing Channels Compete for U.S. Stocker Cattle.” Journal of Agribusiness. 21(2), 131-148.

14. Schmitz, A., J.L. Seale, Jr., and T.G. Schmitz (2003): “Sweetener-ethanol complex in Brazil, the United States and Mexico: Do prices matter?” International Sugar Journal. 105(1254), 505-514.

13. Moss, C.B., T.G. Schmitz, A. Kagan, and A. Schmitz (2003): “Institutional Economics and the Emergence of E-Commerce in Agribusiness.” Journal of Agribusiness. 21(1), 83-101.

12. Schmitz, T.G., A. Schmitz, and J.L. Seale, Jr. (2003): “Brazil’s Ethanol Program: The Case of Hidden Sugar Subsidies.” International Sugar Journal. 105(1254), 254-265.

11. Schmitz, T.G. and A. Schmitz (2002): “Food Supply Management and Tariffication: A Game Theoretic Approach.” Journal of Agriculture & Food Industrial Organization. 1(1), 1-19.

10. Schmitz, T.G. and J.L. Seale, Jr. (2002): “Import Demand for Disaggregated Fresh Fruits in Japan.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 34(3), 585-602.

9. Schmitz, T.G., T. Highmoor, and A. Schmitz (2002): “Termination of the WGTA: An Examination of Factor Market Distortions, Input Subsidies, and Compensation.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 50(3), 333-347.

8. Schmitz, T.G. (2002): “Measuring Inefficiency in the Presence of an Export Tax, an Import Tariff, and a State Trading Enterprise.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 34(1), 81-93.

7. Post, G.V., A. Kagan, T. J. Burkink, and T.G. Schmitz (2002): “Analyzing Consumers’ Preferences on Commercial Web Site Attributes.” Quarterly Journal of Electronic Commerce. 3(2), 112-123.

6. Schmitz, T.G. and R. Gray (2000): “State Trading Enterprises and Revenue Gains from Market Power:  The Case of Barley Marketing and the Canadian Wheat Board.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 25(2), 596-615.

5. Brooks, H. and T.G. Schmitz (1999): “Price Discrimination in the International Grain Trade: The Case of Canadian Wheat Board Feed Barley Exports.” Agribusiness: An International Journal. 15(3), 313-322.

4. Schmitz, T.G., A. Schmitz, and C. Dumas (1997): “Gains from Trade, Inefficiency of Government Programs and the Net Economic Effects of Trading.” Journal of Political Economy. 105(3), 637-647.

3. Dumas, C., and T.G. Schmitz (1995): “Measuring the Impact of Environmental Regulations.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 77(5), 1172-1179.

2. Schmitz, A., and T.G. Schmitz (1994): “Supply Management: The Past and the Future.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 42(2), 125-148.

1. Picketts, V., A. Schmitz, and T.G. Schmitz (1991): “Rent Seeking: The Potash Dispute between Canada and the United States.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 73(2), 255-265.

Research Activity

11. Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), Arizona State University: European Consumers’ Demand for U.S. Beef: The Role of Country-of-Origin and food safety labeling. Co-PI with C. Grebitus; 2018 – 2019, $8000 (seed grant for future NIFA proposal).

10. W. P. Carey School of Business Dean’s Award for Excellence Summer Research Grant Program: “GMO Trade Disruptions: The Impact of the Chinese Embargo against U.S. exports of Viptera Corn.” Sole-Investigator; 2017, $20,000 (resulting paper was published in Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics).

9. Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA): Feed the Future Egypt Food Security and Agribusiness Support. Co-PI with Buch (PI) et al.; 2015 – 2016, $3,909,038 requested, $542,385 awarded.

8. W. P. Carey School of Business Dean’s Award for Excellence Summer Research Grant Program: “Game-Theoretic Welfare Analysis of the 2014 U.S.-Mexican Agreement on Sugar.” Sole-Investigator; 2015, $20,000 (resulting paper was published in Agricultural Economics).

7. USDA AFRI-NIFA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service: Southwest Cooperative and Producer Development Project. Co-PI with E.P. Thor (Co-PI); 2008, $199,467 (recognition $69,813).

6. USDA AFRI-NIFA: The Balkans & Black Sea Project: American Greek-Romanian Initiatives to Enhance Understanding of Multicultural Market Opportunities, Trade and Development. Co-PI with C.J. Shultz (PI); 2006 – 2007, $99,969.

5. Arizona Golf Industry Association: Economic Impact of the Arizona Golf Industry. Sole-Investigator; 2004, $57,000.

4. USDA AFRI-NIFA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service: FY2001 Cooperatives and Rural Business Development Project for America’s Southwest. Co-PI with E.P. Thor et al.; 2000 – 2001, $189,984 (recognition $75,994).

3. National Potato Promotion Board: Proposal for Real-Time Evaluation System. Co-PI with T.J. Richards (PI) et al.; 2000, $62,697 (recognition $31,299).

2. Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD), Iowa State University in conjunction with the Midwest Agribusiness Trade Research Information Center, University of Minnesota: The Effects on Agriculture of E-Commerce and Information Technologies. Sub-contract PI; 2000, $10,000.

1. Council for Research and Creative Activities Faculty Grant-In-Aid Program, Arizona State University: Implications of the Asian Financial Crisis for U.S. Cotton Exports; Sole-Investigator;
1998 – 1999, $6,992.

Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 414Food and Agribus Policy Issues
AGB 492Honors Directed Study
AGB 493Honors Thesis
AGB 595Continuing Registration
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 452Global Food and Agri Policy
AGB 492Honors Directed Study
AGB 493Honors Thesis
AGB 595Continuing Registration
AGB 701Adv AGB I: Adv AGB Analysis
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 414Food and Agribus Policy Issues
AGB 492Honors Directed Study
AGB 493Honors Thesis
AGB 595Continuing Registration
AGB 701Adv AGB I: Adv AGB Analysis
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 414Food and Agribus Policy Issues
AGB 492Honors Directed Study
AGB 493Honors Thesis
AGB 595Continuing Registration
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 452Global Food and Agri Policy
AGB 492Honors Directed Study
AGB 493Honors Thesis
AGB 595Continuing Registration
AGB 701Adv AGB I: Adv AGB Analysis
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 414Agribusiness Analysis
AGB 452International Agricultural Pol
AGB 492Honors Directed Study
AGB 493Honors Thesis
AGB 595Continuing Registration
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 492Honors Directed Study
AGB 493Honors Thesis
AGB 595Continuing Registration
AGB 701Advanced Agribusiness I
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 414Agribusiness Analysis
AGB 452International Agricultural Pol
AGB 492Honors Directed Study
AGB 493Honors Thesis
AGB 590Reading and Conference
AGB 592Research
AGB 595Continuing Registration
AGB 599Thesis
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 492Honors Directed Study
AGB 493Honors Thesis
AGB 589Agribusiness Capstone
AGB 590Reading and Conference
AGB 592Research
AGB 595Continuing Registration
AGB 599Thesis
AGB 703Agribusiness Research Methods
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 595Continuing Registration
Presentations

Schmitz, T.G. (2018): “Implications of the 2013/14 Chinese Embargo against MIR162 corn for North America.” Department of Agricultural Economics. University of Nebraska. Lincoln, NE (October 2018).

Schmitz, T.G. (2018): “Renegotiating Trade Agreements: Implications for Agriculture.” Organizer. Organized Symposium held at the Annual Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Meetings. Washington, D.C. (August 2018).

Schmitz, T.G. (2018): “Curse or Blessing: The role of European Geographical Indications in Stabilizing Farm Income and Trade and Easing Consumer’s Choice.” Discussant. 30th International Conference of Agricultural Economists. Vancouver, B.C. Canada (July 2018).

Schmitz, T.G. (2018): “Trade Wars for Profit?” Farming for Profit? Congress. Sponsored by University of Saskatchewan, University of Florida, and Texas A&M University (June 2018).

Zhu, M., A. Schmitz, and T.G. Schmitz (2017): “What are the Culprits Causing Obesity? A Machine Learning Approach in Variable Selection and Parameter Inference.” Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Congress. Selected Paper. Chicago, IL (August 2017).

Schmitz, T.G. (2017): “Maximum Revenue Entitlement and Grain Transportation Policy Reform in Canada.” Farming for Profit? Congress. Sponsored by University of Saskatchewan, University of Florida, and Texas A&M University (June 2017).

Schmitz, T.G. (2016): “Agricultural Trade and Policy along the Silk Road: Roles of Multilateral and Regional Agreements.” Moderator. International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium Meetings. Scottsdale, Arizona (December 2016).

Valdez-LaFarga, O. and T.G. Schmitz (2016): “A Country-Differentiated Import Demand Model for Fresh Tomatoes in the United States: Estimation of Price and Income Elasticities for 1991 through 2014.” Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Congress. Selected Paper. Boston, MA (August 2016).

McFadden, B.R. and T.G. Schmitz (2016): “The New Food Guidelines: What are Farmers to Produce?” Farming for Profit? Congress. Sponsored by University of Saskatchewan, University of Florida, and Texas A&M University (June 2016).

Schmitz, A., T.G. Schmitz, P.L. Kennedy, and D.J. Haynes (2015): “Benefit Cost Analysis – Distributional Welfare Weights and Food Security.” Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Congress. San Francisco. (July 2015).

Schmitz, T.G. (2015): “Consumer Welfare and Agricultural Policy.” Farming for Profit? Congress. Sponsored by University of Saskatchewan, University of Florida, and Texas A&M University (June 2015).

Schmitz, T.G. and D.J. Haynes (2015): “Multi-Period Benefit Cost Analysis.” Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Congress. Washington, D.C. (March 2015).

Schmitz, T.G. (2015): “Ex-post Welfare Analysis of full Implementation of NAFTA with respect to Mexican Sugar: 2008 –2013.” Biofuels Policy, Business and Economics Department. University of Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan, Canada (March 2015).

Haynes, D.J., A. Schmitz, and T.G. Schmitz (2015): “Producer Compensation Under Government Programs: What Should the Magnitude Be?” Southern Agricultural Economics Association Congress. Atlanta, GA (February 2015).

Honors / Awards

Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation (advisor): Karen Elizabeth Lewis “Analysis of the United States Sweetener Industry’s Characteristics and Federal Policies.” International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium, 2014

Researcher of the Year: Polytechnic Campus, Arizona State University, 2004

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day (selected): One of 12 faculty and staff chosen to appear at half-time at the Arizona State University Sun-Devils Football Game, 2004

Outstanding Journal Article of the Year (finalist): Canadian Agricultural Economics Society, 2003

Outstanding Contribution to Student Activities: Morrison School of Agribusiness and Resource Management, Arizona State University, 1999

Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation: “The Economic Effects of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade on Supply Management in Canadian Agriculture: Spatial Models of the Canadian Broiler Industry.” International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium, 1995

Editorships

2008-2018       Journal of International and Global Economic Studies (board member).

2012-2018       International Journal of Golf Science (associate editor).

Professional Associations

Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) and the following sections:
(International, Institutional and Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics)

International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE)

International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC)

Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (CAES)

Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES)

Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA)

S-1062 HATCH Multistate Research Fund, National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA): “The Importance of U.S. Food and Agricultural Trade in a new Global Market Environment”

Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

1. Ph.D. Dissertation Committees

6. Chair, Katherine Ramirez (expected 2020): Three Essays on International Coffee Markets and Trade (tentative title). Katherine won second place and received $1,000 in the ASU Institute for Social Science Research Graduate Student Poster Competition for “The Real Impact of Fair Trade Practices in Farms’ Efficiencies in Colombia” (October 2018)

5. Member, Iryna Printezis (2018): Consumer Demand for Local Food from Direct-to-Consumer versus Intermediated Marketing Channels. [Arizona State University, Tempe]

4. Member, Octavio Valdez-LaFarga (2017): Three Essays on Demand System Estimation for Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics. [Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, Sinaloa, Mexico]

3. Member, Daniel Lewis (2015): The Role of Futures Markets for the Design and Performance of Incentive Based Environmental Policy: A Study of the Sulfur Financial Instrument and European Union Allowance. [PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Atlanta]

2. Chair, Karen Elizabeth Lewis (2014): Analysis of the United States Sweetener Industry’s Characteristics and Federal Policies. [University of Tennessee, Knoxville]

1. Member, Claudia Dumitrescu (2013): An Attributional Explanation of Consumers’ Responses to Government Regulations and Corporate Social Responsibility, with Implications for Childhood Obesity. [Whitworth University, Spokane]

2. Barrett Honor’s College Thesis Committees

4. Member, Yann Raymond and Mary Curtiss (2018): Working towards Garden of Eden: Developing practical solutions to combat food insecurity in food deserts. Raymond placed second and Curtiss finished third in the 2017 Cactus Section of the Institute of Food Technologists Poster Competition

3. Member, Haley Cooley (2016): It’s all in the genes: Designing and administering a brief survey to local dairymen in order to gauge their interest in genomics

2. Director, John Shriver (2015): The Initial Feasibility of a Small Hydroponic Farm Startup in Austin, Texas

1. Director, Nile Kristol (2014): It’s all in the genes: An Analysis of Consumer Preference in Food Production: Consumer Preferences for Natural Processes

3. M.S. Thesis Committees

26. Member, Deepak Janke (2011): Economic Analysis of Implementing an Electronic Traceability System for Fresh Produce Importers

25. Member, Philip Manno (2010): Water markets in Almeria, Spain: Understanding the Attitudes and Opinions of the Region’s Greenhouse Growers Towards Water Trading

24. Chair, Ya-Hui Kuo (2010): Is Removing Cotton Subsidies A Win-win Policy For Developed Countries?

23. Member, William Allender (2009): Brand Loyalty and Equilibrium Promotion Strategies

22. Member, Jodi Smith (2009): Can Green Marketing Play a Role in Purchase Intentions? A Study of Australian Cask Wine Consumers

21. Member, Claudia Dumitrescu (2008): A study of the opportunities for American Durum Wheat to be exported to Greece and Romania

20. Member, Daniel Voica (2008): Is there Evidence of Dominant Offsetting Behavior in Food Safety?

19. Member, Lingham Srinivasa (2006): Performance Aspects of Community Banks Implementing Electronic Commerce with Internet Banking

18. Member, Eric Carlson (2006): Survival of Salmonella muenchen in Orange Juice

17. Member, Sheldon Jones (2005): Policy Advocacy Beyond Legislative Mandate: A Case Study of the Arizona Department of Agriculture

16. Chair, Jim McDonald (2005): Economics: A Mesa Distance Learning Course: A Case Study

15. Member, An Van Khanh (2004): Consumers’ Perspectives on Vietnam’s Coffee Value Chain, with Implications for Appropriate Management of that Chain

14. Chair, Dana Hansen (2004): Feasibility of and Opportunities for Traceability or Identity Preservation in Grain Production

13. Chair, Rodica Evtuhovici (2004): The Effects of Sugar Support Programs in the European Union and the United States on the World Sugar Market

12. Member, Samuel Cardona (2004): Agricultural Cooperatives in Puerto Rico

11. Member, Vijay Gannamani (2004): Analysis of the Cooperative Banking System in India

10. Member, Christian Ramirez (2003): A Feasibility Study for a Fresh Salsa Processing Facility in Arizona: Opportunities and Risks

9. Member, Udayasri Addala (2003): Microfinance: Improving the Lives of Rural People

8. Member, Aphiradee Iamphunghorn (2002): Agribusiness Issues in the Thailand Movie Industry

7. Member, Natalia Usmanova (2002): Nutritional Information in Service Sizes

6. Member, Erin Ruecklies (2001): Customer Service in Floral Distribution: A Market Research Approach

5. Member, Taek-Ryun Kwon (2001): The Global Beef Trade and South Korean beef Markets after the Asian Financial Crisis

4. Member, Boonyapak Sirrirat (2000): Natural Rubber Production and Trade Policy in Thailand

3. Member, Jingjuan Xia (2000): An Econometric Analysis of the Chinese Apple Industry

2. Member, Thitiya Nithipitigan (2000): World Trade Organization’s Agreements Affecting Thailand’s Fishing Industry

1. Member, Maximillian Goldberg (2000): Regulations with Regard to Bee Pollen for use as an Avian Food Additive

Service

A. Service to ASU

      1. Department (Morrison School of Agribusiness)

AACSB Assessment Coordinator, 2017 – present

Faculty Advisor, “Business of Food Club,” Undergraduate Student Organization, 2018 – present

Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2004 – present

Member, Faculty Performance Review Committee, 2015, 2018

Chair, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 2016 – 2017

Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 2013 – 2016

Advisor, all students, Master’s Degree Program, 2013 – 2016

Class Scheduler, Undergraduate and Graduate Courses, 2013 – 2016

Member, Search Committee, Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Chair Hire, 2001, 2016

Member, Graduate Curriculum Committee, 2013 – 2015

Graduate Program Chair, 2011 – 2012

Chair or Co-Chair, Graduate Curriculum Committee, 2004 – 2011

Member, Vision and Curriculum Committee, 1998 – 2011

Chair, Computerization Committee, 1999 – 2006

Faculty Advisor, Alpha Zeta Agricultural Fraternity, 2001 – 2004

Faculty Advisor, ASU Rodeo Club, 1999 – 2002

Faculty Advisor, National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA), 1999 – 2001

      2. College of Technology and Innovation

Member, Leadership Plus Council, 2011 – 2012

Chair, Search Committee, Resource Economics Tenure-Track Position, 2011 – 2012

      3. Barrett Honors College

Faculty Honors Advisor, all W. P. Carey Degree Programs, Polytechnic Campus, 2013 – present

      4. W. P. Carey School of Business

Member, Graduate Academic Standards Committee, 2014 – present

Member, Master’s Program Committee, 2013 – present

Faculty Mentor, W. P. Carey Leaders Academy, 2013 – present

      5. Polytechnic Campus

Executive Committee, Sustainable Technologies, Agribusiness, and Resources (STAR) Center, 1999 – 2006

Member, Researcher and Teacher of the Year Award Committee, 2005

Member, Web Advisory Group, 2004 – 2005  

      6. Arizona State University

Member, Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWSNet). Six University Consortium led by Palladium and sponsored by USAID, 2017 – present.

Member, Food Systems Transformation Initiative (FSTI), 2014 – present

Member, Academic Senate, 2006 – 2007

Member, Graduate Council, 2005 – 2007

Member, Canadian Studies Steering Committee, 2005 – 2006

Faculty Fellow, ASU Freshman Year Experience, 2002 – 2003

B. Professional Service

      1. Reviewer Activities for Competitive Grant Proposals

Manager, Review Panel, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture AFRI-NIFA and USDA Economic Research Service. Jointly funded pilot research program, Behavioral and Experimental Economic Applications for Agri-environmental Policy Design, ($1 million in competitive research grants), 2016.

Manager, Review Panel, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture AFRI-NIFA, Agricultural Economics and Rural Communities: Markets and Trade Program ($5 million in competitive research grants), 2015.

Member, Review Panel, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture AFRI-NIFA, Agricultural Economics and Rural Communities: Markets and Trade Program, 2014.

External Reviewer, “Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, State Faculty Support Grants.” Twice, 2005, 2006.

Member, Review Panel, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture AFRI-NIFA, Small Business Innovation Research Program. Phase I (currently limited to $100,000 per proposal) and Phase II (currently limited to $600,000 per proposal). 2004.

Member, Review Panel, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture AFRI-NIFA, Agricultural Economics and Rural Communities: Markets and Trade Program. 2003.

Member, Review Panel, California Department of Health Services, California Cancer Research Program. Administered through the Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Proposals included food policy issues related to health economics, multimedia healthy food promotion, and epidemiology ($86 million funded for gender-based cancer prevention research). Cycle I and Cycle II Reviewer, 1998 – 2001.

      2. Editorial Activities

Editorial Review Board, Journal of International and Global Economic Studies, 2008 – present

Associate Editor, International Journal of Golf Science, 2012 – present

Consulting

14. Hartford Fire Insurance Company “The Hartford” v. United States court number 09-00058. Barnes Richardson & Colburn. Economic impact of disbursements made pursuant to the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act to U.S. producers and processors who participated in U.S. antidumping or countervailing duty actions, 2010 – 2011.

13. Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). (1) Impact of removing domestic malting barley from control of the CWB; (2) Annual benchmarking of CWB marketing strategies on U.S. wheat prices; (3) Costs and benefits of single-desk selling for durum producers; (4) Market power in international durum markets; (5) Costs and benefits of single-desk selling for feed and malting barley producers; and (6) Price pooling. Multiple projects, 1996 – 2011.

12. Lykes Bros. Inc. v. Aaction Mulch Inc. (Case #2:08-CV-399-FTM 99 SPC). Devine Goodman Rasco & Wells. Expert rebuttal report and deposition as an expert witness, antitrust economics, measuring market power, vertical market structures, applied welfare analysis, and the essential facilities doctrine, 2009.

11. National Golf Foundation. Developed the national input/output framework for empirically estimating the direct, indirect, and induced effects of golf related businesses, and the economic effects of golf tourism and real estate at the state level, 2007.

10. Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA). Economic and Environmental Implications of Plant-made Pharmaceuticals (PMP) for Small and Medium-Sized Farmers in North Carolina: (1) U.S. regulatory framework for GM and PMP crops; (2) Potential costs and benefits of PMPs; (3) Government subsidies to biotech; (4) PMP health risks and intended uses; and (5) Potential containment loss, 2006 – 2007.

9. E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company, Inc. and Leon J. DeLeon v. Super Helechos S.A., et al. (case #01-6932 CA 23). Bartlit Beck Herman, Palenchar & Scott; and Shook, Hardy & Bacon. Consulting Witness. Potential damages of Benlate affecting leatherleaf fern production in Costa Rica: (1) Link between yields in Costa Rica and other countries; (2) Economic damages; and (3) International supply and demand factors affecting leatherleaf ferns, 2005 – 2006.

8. Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida. Economic viability of the Florida Sugar Industry with respect to potential bilateral and regional free trade agreements, Central American – Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), 2004.

7. Juarez and Associates. “Restaurant Nutrition Program.” San Diego, California. (1) Aided in the development of pre and post-test surveys of healthy dining customers in San Diego and Los Angeles counties; and (2) Effectiveness of advertising on the consumption of healthy meals, 1999 – 2004.

6. Corn Producers in seven states v. Aventis CropScience USA Holding, Inc. Co-Lead Counsel Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll; Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Echsner, and Proctor; Milberg, Weiss, Bershad, Hynes, and Lerach; Wolf, Haldenstein, Adler, Freeman, and Herz. Consulting Witness. Economic implications of the introduction of Starlink corn into the U.S. grain handling system: (1) Economic damages from the increased cost of identity preservation; (2) Reduction in the import demand for U.S. corn, and (3) Adjustments for the Loan Deficiency Payment Program, 2001 – 2003.

5. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. “Canada-US Cattle Antidumping Dispute.” (1) Measured market power exhibited by the Canadian Wheat Board on international feed barley markets; and (2) Economic impact of the U.S. Export Enhancement Program on feed barley market prices and trade flows between the U.S. and Canada, 1999.

4. World Bank and USAID. Policy, State Trading, and Cooperatives in Turkish Agriculture. In conjunction with the Agricultural Economics Research Institute in Ankara, Turkey. (1) Efficiency of Turkish cotton, raisin, olive oil, and fig markets; and (2) Investigating possible state-trading activity conducted by Turkish agricultural cooperatives related to the World Trade Organization, 1998.

3. Canadian Department of Justice. Archibald et al v. Canadian Wheat Board & Her Majesty the Queen. Prepared background research pertaining to the pricing strategies of the CWB within the context of the international grain trade, 1996.

2. Environmental Protection Agency. Potential costs and benefits of the U.S. Sugar Program and estimating the cost of cleaning up the Florida Everglades, 1993.

1. Deloitte and Touche. Economic implications of import quota allocations in Canadian Supply Management. Submitted to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), 1991.