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Department of Agricultural Economics

Brian Coffey

Assistant ProfessorBrian Coffey

215 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

Coffey, B.K. 2018. “Teaching Economics Across Cultures: Challenges and Lessons Learned in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan”, Intercultural Education, forthcoming.

Barkley A.P. and B.K. Coffey. 2018 “An Economic Model of Student Learning”, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, forthcoming, published online June 6, 2018: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/aae.2018.13

Coffey, B.K., G.T. Tonsor, and T.C. Schroeder. 2018. “Impacts of Changes in Market Fundamentals and Price Momentum on Hedging Live Cattle”, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Vol. 43(1): 18-33. Available at: http://www.waeaonline.org/UserFiles/file/JAREJanuary20182Coffey18-33.pdf

 Coffey, B.K., A.P. Barkley. 2018 “Evaluation of Teaching in Departments of Agricultural Economics” NACTA Journal, Vol. 62(March 2018)1: 47-54.https://www.nactateachers.org/index.php/volume-62-number-1-march-2018/2703-evaluation-of-teaching-in-departments-of-agricultural-economics

Parman, B. J., A.M. Featherstone, and B.K. Coffey. 2017. “Estimating product-specific and multiproduct economies of scale with data envelopment analysis.” Agricultural Economics, 48:523-533. doi:10.1111/agec.12353 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/agec.12353/abstract

Coffey, B.K., L. Britton. 2017. “A Classroom Experiment to Teach Students How Markets Set Prices.” NACTA Journal, Vol. 61(March 2017) 1: 52-55.https://www.nactateachers.org/index.php/volume-61-number-1-march-2017/2511-a-classroom-experiment-to-show-how-markets-set-prices

Coffey, B.K. 2015. “Strategic Management Consulting for ATO.” International Food 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. 2011. “Disaggregated household meat demand with censored data.” Applied Economics, 43 (18), 2343-2363. https://doi.org/10.1080/00036840903194238