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Department of Agricultural Economics

Department of Agricultural Economics Seminar Series

All seminars are going to be in-person in Waters 342. If you have questions about the Seminar Series, please contact Dr. Jisang Yu or Dr. Jennifer Ifft

Upcoming Seminars


Dr. Juan SesmeroPurdue University "Out-of-Equilibrium Behavior and Inference on Firm Conduct: Evidence from Laboratory Experiments," Thursday, March 28, 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Vincenzina CaputoMichigan State UniversityThursday, May 2, 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Elinor BenamiVirginia TechThursday, May 9, 3:30 p.m.


Previous Seminars


Dr. Seungki LeeThe Ohio State University"Measuring Imported Crop Price Shocks in a Small Open Economy," Thursday, February 29, 2024, 3:30 p.m.
Srishti SlariaUniversity of Kansas“100% Clean Electricity by 2035? The Impact of Extreme and Exceptional Drought on Hydroelectricity in the Pacific Northwest,” Friday, November 3, 2023, 3:30 p.m.
Andrew RosenbergUSDA’s Economic Research Service"Impacts of an increase in federal assistance for cover cropping: Evidence from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program,"Friday, October 6, 2023, 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Molly SearsMichigan State University

“Valuing Recycled Water for Irrigation: Direct and Indirect Benefits to Coastal Agriculture," Thursday, September 21, 2023, 3:30 p.m.

Dr. William SecorUniversity of Georgia

"The Effect of Precision Scheduled Railroading on Agricultural Shipper Service," Thursday, August 31, 2023, 3:30 p.m.

Dr. Molly SearsMichigan State University

“Valuing Recycled Water for Irrigation: Direct and Indirect Benefits to Coastal Agriculture,"Thursday, September 21, 2023, 3:30 p.m.


Dr. Tomas NilssonOlds College of Agriculture and Technology"Adoption of Agriculture Technologies in Canada," Tuesday, May 16, 2023.
Dr. Ali HillColorado State University"Air Pollution, Weather, and Agricultural Worker Productivity," Tuesday, March 28, 2023.
Francisco ScottFederal Reserve Bank, Kansas City"Supply Shocks and Vertical Relationships: Evidence from the US Beef Market," Thursday, March 9, 2023.
Dr. Jared HutchinsUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign"Do Livestock Producers Breed Using Selection Indices? Evidence from US Dairy Bull Prices," Thursday, February 23, 2023.
Dr. Wesley BurnettUSDA ERS“On-Farm Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in U.S. Agriculture,”Friday, December 2, 2022
Dr. Lawson ConnerArkansas State University“RMA Projected Prices and Asymmetric Effects on Prevented Planting Claims," Thursday, November 10, 2022
Dr. Maoyong FannBall State University“State Ownership and Cost-effectiveness of Environmental Policy: Firm-level Evidence”, Thursday, October 13, 2022
Dr. Amy HagermanOklahoma State University“'Do Good Work': Recruiting and Developing Extension Faculty That Excel”, Thursday, September 1, 2022


Dr. Courtney BirOklahoma State University

"Quail-an Enterprise for Consideration in Farm Management", Thursday, May 5, 2022

Dr. Margaret JodlowskiThe Ohio State University

"Health Insurance and Off-Farm Work" on Friday, April 15, 2022

Dr. Hongli FengIowa State University

“Will Tests Lead to More Informed Antibiotic Use? An Application in Veterinarian Diagnostic Decisions” on Monday, April 11, 2022

Dr. Jason BrownKC Federal Reserve Bank

“Great Expectations and Exuberant Borrowing: Evidence from Fracking Leases” on Thursday, March 24, 2022

Janic BucheliETH Zurich

“Weather Effects On The Probability Of Wheat Downgrading”, February 10, 2022

Dr. Jim MintertPurdue University

"The Ag Economy Barometer: What Have We Learned So Far?”, January 11, 2022


Dr. Karl RichOklahoma State University

"Advances in socioeconomic approaches to assess animal disease impacts: examples from the developing world," Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Dr. Aleks SchaeferOklahoma State University

"Exporting Scarcity? Sustainable Groundwater Regulation in an International Marketplace," Friday, October 8, 2021

Dr. Harun BulutNational Crop Insurance Service

“Reevaluating the Use of Volatility Factor in Crop Insurance Premium Rating," Thursday, September 23, 2021

Dr. Jihoon ChoKansas State University

"The Value of Subjective and Objective High-Frequency Service Quality Data: An Empirical Analysis"Thursday, September 9, 2021

Dr. Matt GammansMichigan State University

"Double Cropping as an Adaptation to Climate Change in the United States,"Thursday, April 22, 2021

Dr. Minfeng TangKansas State University

"Seasonal Variation in Fed Cattle Profitability Including Both Production and Price Risk," Thursday, April 8, 2021, 2021

Dr. Gabe SampsonKansas State University"Irrigation and Land Value Response to Ethanol Market Expansion in Kansas," Thursday, March 25, 2021
Dr. Diane Charlton Montana State University“Seasonal Farm Labor and Criminal Activity in the United States," on Thursday, February 25, 2021


Dr. Tatyana Deryugina University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign“Does When You Die Depend on Where You Live? Evidence from Hurricane Katrina,” Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Dr. Eric Edwards North Carolina State University"Historical Evidence of Increased Climatic Resiliency due to Irrigation in the United States," Thursday, February 6, 2020 
Dr. Bowen ChenUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign"Conservation Tillage Mitigates Drought Induced Yield Losses in the Corn Belt," Thursday, December 12, 2019 
 Dr. Ben Schwab Kansas State University"The Transition to Legal Cannabis Production: Evidence from Northern California" Thursday, November 14, 2019   
Dr. Tom Hertel Purdue University"Trade in Technology:  A Potential Solution to the Food Security Challenges of the 21st Century" Thursday, October 17, 2019
Dr. Metin Cakir University of Minnesota"Retail Price Premiums for Organic Fresh Fruits and Vegetables" Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Dr. Gyuhyeong Goh and Dr. Jisang Yu Kansas State University"Bayesian Causal Inference with Some Invalid Instrumental Variables" Tuesday, September 17, 2019

2018 - 2019

Dr. Tim BeattyUniversity of California, Davis“Consumer Choice of Store Format:  Response to Policy Incentives” Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 11 a.m. 
Dr. Nicolas Legrand INRA"Bayesian Estimation of the Storage Model Using Information on Quantities" Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 11 a.m. 
Dr. Michel Robe University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne"Who Holds Positions in Agricultural Futures Markets - and How?" Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 11 a.m
Dr. Michel Roberts University of Hawaii at Manoa"Variable Pricing and the Cost of Renewable Energy" Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 11 a.m.
Dr. Geoff Cockfield University of Southern Queensland"Visiting Fulbright Scholar Presentation" Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. 
Dr. Simeon Ehui World Bank, Agricultural Global Practice"From Thousands to Millions:  Selected World Bank Experience on Scaling up Innovation in Agriculture in Africa" December 13, 2018
Dr. Leah Palm-Forster University of Delaware"Factors Affecting Enrollment of Leased Land in the Conservation Stewardship Program in Kansas"Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
Dr. Nicholas Magnan University of Georgia"Information, Technology, and Market Rewards:  Incentivizing Aflatoxin Control in Ghana" Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 1:30 p.m, 

2017 - 2018 

Dr. Ariel Ortiz-Bobea Cornell University"The Role of Nonfarm Influences in Ricardian Estimates of Climate Change Impacts on U.S. Agriculture" Thursday, April 26, 2108 at 11:00 
Dr. Timothy Richards Arizona State University"Immigration Reform and Farm Labor Markets"Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 11:00 
Dr. Lindy RobisonMichigan State University"The Colonoscopy Decision:  The Role of Social Capital and Relational Goods in Health Care Decisions" Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 3:45 
Dr. Fiona Burlig University of Chicago"Machine Learning from Schools about Energy Efficiency" Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 11:00 
Dr. Taro Mieno University of Nebraska"Do Agricultural Producers Really Change Their Irrigation Behavior Based on Neighbors Pumping" Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 3:45 
Dr. Ross Kingwell University of Western Australia"Intellectual Property Rights and Canadian Wheat Breeding for the 21st Century" Thursday, October 19, 2017 
Dr. Kent Kovacs University of Arkansas"Producer Discount Rates for Investment in Irrigation Efficiency" Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 3:45 

2016 -2017

Dr. Michael KremerHarvard University"What Institutions are Appropriate for Generating and Disseminating Local Agricultural Information?  Evidence from Kenya" Tuesday May 2, 1:00 p.m. 
Dr. Mario Miranda The Ohio State University"Warehouse Receipt Financing for Smallholders in Developing Countries:  Long on Imagination, Short on Logic" Friday, April 28 at 1:00 p.m
Dr. Allen Klaiber The Ohio State University"Price Based Land Use Policy and Development Density:  Impacts on Urban Land Use Patterns" Tuesday, April 11 at 3:45 p.m. 
Dr. Harrison Fell North Carolina State University"Fuel Prices, Restructuring, and Natural Gas Plant Operations" Tuesday, April 4 at 1:00 p.m
Dr. David Ubilava University of Sydney“The Role of El Nino Southern Oscillation in Commodity Price Movement and Predictability” Tuesday, March 28 at 3:45 p.m
Dr. Michael DelgadoPurdue University“Third Party Certification and the Effectiveness of Voluntary Pollution Abatement Programs: Evidence from Responsible Care” Thursday February 23, at 1:00 p.m
Dr. Fenton SandsSands International"On the Process and Outcomes of Development Policy Reforms in Ghana" Tuesday, November 8, at 3:45 pm
Dr. Tina Saitone University of California, Davis "Calf and yearling Prices in the Western United States: Spatial, Quality, and Temporal Factors in Satellite Video Auctions" Tuesday, October 25, at 3:45 pm
Dr. Jayson LuskOklahoma State University"Ex Post Analysis of Prop 2 in California" Tuesday, August 9, at 11:00 am