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Department of Agricultural Economics

Brian Coffey

Assistant ProfessorBrian Coffey

331 B Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-6925 | Fax

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B.S., Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky, 1999
M.S., Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky, 2001
Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University, 2005

Research Interests and Experience

Brian Coffey teaches undergraduate courses in production economics and futures markets.  His research is focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning, consumer demand analysis, and livestock economics.  Before joining the K-State faculty, Brian taught for several years in Central Asia and consulted for a variety of small, private agribusinesses in the region.


AGEC 500 | Production Economics 
AGEC 520 | Market Fundamentals and Futures/Options Trading

Areas of Specialization

Consumer Demand
Livestock and Meat Economics
Risk Management
Farm and Agribusiness Management
Teaching and Learning

Key Publications

Parman, B. J., Featherstone, A. M. and Coffey, B. K. (2017), Estimating product-specific and multiproduct economies of scale with data envelopment analysis. Agricultural Economics. doi:10.1111/agec.12353



Coffey, B.K., L. Britton. “A Classroom Experiment to Teach Students How Markets Set Prices.” NACTA Journal, forthcoming.


Coffey, B.K. “Strategic Management Consulting for ATO.” International Farm and Agribusiness Management Review 18(February 2015)1:167-174.  Available at:  http://ifama.org/resources/Documents/v18i1/case-Coffey.pdf


Coffey, B.K., T.C. Schroeder, and T.L. Marsh. “Disaggregated household meat demand with censored data.” Applied Economics, online March 23, 2010. Available at: http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/00036840903194238