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Department of Agricultural Economics

Siny Joseph

Assistant ProfessorSiny Joseph

104 C Technology Center
K-State Salina

785.826.2941 | Fax


B.E., Gujarat University, India, 2000
M.B.A., West Bengal University of Technology India, 2003
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2009

Research Interests and Experience

1) Evaluating the implications of country of origin labeling (COOL) policy implementation on seafood. My work focuses on the partial implementation of COOL and investigation of the effect on shrimp trade and the food supply chain participants.

2) Interdisciplinary work on the broader concept of environmentally- sustainable mobile computing. Design an economic framework to analyze market for offering a device with increased lifespan. My work focuses on quantifying the level of economic incentives and system capabilities required for consumer adoption of green phones while preserving competitiveness of firms offering such options.

3) Interdisciplinary work to analyze water and energy efficient precision agriculture via integrated unmanned aerial vehicles and wireless sensor networks. My work focuses on an economic evaluation of the efficiencies gained in water and energy while maximizing corn and soybean crop yields with the design of a UAV-WSN system.

Teaching responsibilities

Econ 110 | Principles of Macroeconomics
Econ 120 | Principles of Microeconomics
Econ 530 | Money and Banking
Cot 706 | Informatics and Technology Management

Areas of Specialization

Food Policy
Industrial Organization

Key Publications

Venkitachalam, V. S., Namboodiri, V., Joseph, S., Dee, E., and Charles A. Burdsal (2015). “What, Why, and How: Surveying what consumers want in new mobile phones.” IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp. 54-59, April.

Joseph, S., Namboodiri, V., and Vishnu D. Cherusola (2014). “A Market-Driven Framework towards Environmentally Sustainable Mobile Computing”. ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, Vol. 42, Issue 3, pp. 46-48, December.

Joseph, S., Namboodiri, V., and Vishnu Dev (2014). “Towards Environmentally Sustainable Mobile Computing through an Economic Framework,” IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp 212-224, June.

Joseph, S., Lavoie, N., and Julie A. Caswell (2014). “Implementing COOL: Comparative Welfare Effects of Different Labeling Schemes.” Food Policy, Vol. 44, pp 14-25, February

Namboodiri, V., Aravinthan, V., Joseph, S., Sawan, E., and Ward Jewell. (2013) “Five Heads are Better than One---An Inter-Disciplinary Graduate Course on Smart Grids: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities,” IEEE Power and Energy Society Magazine - Special Issue on Collaborative Smart Grid Education, pp. 44-50, January.

Namboodiri, N.V., and Siny Joseph (2007). Challenges to Sustainable Agri-Food Systems. I.K. International Publishing House. Chapter “Participatory Natural Resource Management: Community based Rainwater Harvesting System in Gujarat,” Edited by P.G. Chengappa, N. Nagaraj and R. Kanwar, pp 285-292.

Caswell, J. A., and Siny Joseph (2007). “Consumer Demand for Quality: Major Determinant for Agricultural and Food Trade in the Future?” Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development. Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp 99-116.