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Department of Agricultural Economics

Andrew Barkley



217 Waters Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785.532.6925 | Fax


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B.A., Economics, Whitman College, 1984
M.A., Economics, University of Chicago, 1986
Ph.D., Economics, University of Chicago, 1988

Research Interests and Experience

Andrew Barkley’s research interests are in the wheat industry, and the research of teaching and learning. He has taught courses in economics at the University of Chicago, Kansas State University, Quaid-I-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan, the University of Arizona, and the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England.

Teaching Responsibilities

AGEC 120 | Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness | Fall and Spring | Distance
AGEC 120 | Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness | Fall | On Campus
AGEC 121 | Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness | Fall | On Campus
AGEC 460 | International Study Tour | Spring | On Campus and Study Tour
AGEC 505 | Agricultural Market Structures | Spring | On Campus

Areas of Specialization

Agricultural and Public Policy

Key Publications


Nalley, L.L., J. Tack, A Barkley, K. Jagadish, and B. Dixon. "Optimal Harvest Moisture Content for Maximizing Mid-South Rice Milling Yields and Returns," Agronomy Journal, forthcoming. Impact Factor: 1.542.


Tack, Jesse; Barkley, Andrew; Rife, Trevor; Poland, Jesse; Nalley, Lawton. "Quantifying Variety-specific Heat Resistance and the Potential for Adaptation to Climate Change" Global Change Biology, forthcoming. Impact factor: 8.044.


Tack, Jesse, Andrew Barkley, and L. L. Nalley. "The Effect of Warming Temperatures on U.S. Wheat Yields" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, June 2, 2015, pp. 6931-6936. Impact Factor: 9.809.


Tack, Jesse, Andrew Barkley, and L. L. Nalley. “Estimating Yield Gaps with Limited Data: An Application to United States Wheat.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2015) 97 (5):1464-1477. doi:10.1093/ajae/aau157. Impact Factor: 1.363.


Barkley, Andrew. “Flipping the College Classroom for Enhanced Student Learning.” NACTA Journal. September 2015(59,3): 240-244.

Boussios, David, and Andrew Barkley.  "Grain Supply Response to Economic and Biophysical Factors" Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, December 2014 (43,3):335-356. Lead article.

Tack, Jesse, Andrew Barkley, and L. L. Nalley. “Heterogeneous Effects of Warming and Drought on Selected Wheat Variety Yields.” Climatic Change, 125(3-4), 489-500. Impact Factor: 4.622.

Barkley, Andrew, Jesse Tack, Lawton Lanier Nalley, Jason Bergtold, Robert Bowden, and Allan Fritz. “Weather, Disease, and Wheat Breeding Effects on Kansas Wheat Varietal Yields, 1985-2011." Agronomy Journal. 2014(106):227-235. Impact Factor: 1.542.

Barkley, Andrew, and Paul W. Barkley. Principles of Agricultural Economics. 2013. Oxford, England: Routledge Press. Paperback: 978-0-415-54070-4. Hardback: 978-0-415-54069-8. E-book: 978-0-203-37114-5.

Johnson, Jessica, and Andrew Barkley. "Trade Agreement Impact on Trade Flows, Trade Creation, and Trade Diversion: The Determinants of International Wheat Trade, 1999-2008,"Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development. January 2012(8,1):25-41.

Barkley and Forrest G. Chumley. “A Doubled Haploid Laboratory for Kansas Wheat Breeding: An Economic Analysis of Biotechnology Adoption.” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. May 2012(15,2):99-120.

Hikaru Hanawa Peterson, Andrew Barkley, Adriana Chacón-Cascante, Terry L. Kastens. "The Motivation for Organic Grain Farming in the United States: Profits, Lifestyle, or the Environment?" Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. May 2012(44,2):137–155.

Luster, Tonshia, and Andrew Barkley. "The Economic Determinants of the Number of Minority Farmers in the Southeast Region of the United States, 1969-1997." The Review of Black Political Economy. March 2011(38,1):83-101.

Barkley, A., Lawton Lanier Nalley, and Pedro V. Garay. “Analisis de Bienestar de Los ‘Shocks de Precios de Los Commodities’ en Los Mercaados de Maiz y Trigo en Mexico,” or, “Global Food Price Shocks Impact on Wheat Producers and Consumers in Mexico: A Welfare Analysis.” Revista Mexicana de Agronegocios, July-December 2011(29):646-659.

Nalley, L. and A. Barkley. “Using Portfolio Theory to Enhance Wheat Yield Stability in Low-Income Nations: An Application in Yaqui Valley of Northwestern Mexico.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics August 2010(35,2):334-347.

Nalley, Lawton L., Andrew P. Barkley, and Allen M. Featherstone. “The Genetic and Economic Impact of the CIMMYT Wheat Breeding Program on Local Producers in the Yaqui Valley, Sonora Mexico.” Journal of Agricultural Economics September 2010 (41,5):453-462.

Barkley, Andrew, Hikaru H. Peterson, and James Shroyer. “Wheat Variety Selection: An Application of Portfolio Theory to Improve Returns.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics February 2010(42,1):39-55.

Nalley, Lawton L., Andrew P. Barkley, and Ken Sayre. “Alternative Specifications of the Photothermal Quotient to Improve Predictive Ability of Grain Yield Component Models of Wheat Cultivars.” Agronomy Journal April 2009 (101):556-563.