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Department of Agricultural Economics

Jeff Williams

ProfessorJeff Williams

331B Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785.532.6925 | Fax


B.S., Environmental Resource Management, The Pennsylvania State University, 1975
M.S., Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University, 1977
Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University, 1980

Research Interests Experience

Jeff Williams is the recipient of several teaching and research awards. He teaches natural resource and environmental economics, and contemporary issues in global food and agricultural systems. His research examines production agriculture issues related to the economics of cropping systems, environmental quality, and risk management alternatives.

Teaching responsibilities

AGEC 525 | Natural Resource and Environmental Economics | Fall | On Campus
AGEC 315 | Contemporary Issues in Global Food and Agricultural Systems | Fall | On Campus

Key Publications

Smith C.M., J.R. Williams, A.P. Nejadhashemi, S. Woznicki, and J.C. Leatherman. “Cost-Effective Targeting for Reducing Soil Erosion in a Large Agricultural Watershed.”  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.  Vol. 46.  No. 4.  November 2014:  509-526.

Lynes, M.K., J.S. Bergtold, J.R. Williams, and J.E. Fewell.  “Willingness of Kansas Farm Managers to Produce Alternative Cellulosic Biofuel Feedstocks:  An Analysis of Adoption and Initial Acreage Allocation.”  Energy Economics.  Vol. 59, September 2016: 336-348.