Steven T. Buccola

Rm #240D Ballard Extension Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis Oregon 97331-3601


Ph.D., University of California Davis, 1976

Biographical Sketch

Buccola joined the Department of Applied Economics in 1981 and became a professor in 1988. 

He is a Fellow and former President of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and has served as editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and on the editorial boards of four other professional journals.

Some Recent Publications

Buccola, S.T. “Agricultural Cooperatives.” In N. van Alfen, ed., Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems. Oxford: Elsevier, Forthcoming 2014.

Yoo, C-K, S.T. Buccola, and M. Gopinath. “Cooperative Pricing and Scale Efficiency: The Case of Korean Rice Processing Complexes.” Agricultural Economics 44 (September 2013): 309 – 321.

Nag, S., H. Yang, S.T. Buccola, and D. Ervin. “Productivity and Financial Support in Academic Bioscience.” Applied Economics 45 (Issue 19, 2013): 2817 – 2826.

Rada, N., and S.T. Buccola. “Agricultural Policy and Productivity: Evidence from Brazilian Censuses.” Agricultural Economics 43 (July 2012):  355 – 367.

Buccola, S.T., C. Li, and J. Reimer. “Immigration-Control and Minimum-Wage Effects on Agricultural Labor Supply. ” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94 (January 2012):  464 – 470.

Rada, N., S.T. Buccola, and K. Fuglie. “Government Policy and Agricultural Productivity in Indonesia.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 93 (May 2011):  867 - 884.

Gopinath, M., H. Min, and S.T. Buccola. “Technical Barriers to Interstate Trade:  Noxious Weed Regulations.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 42 (November 2010).

Nag, S., H. Yang, S. Buccola, and D. Ervin.  “What Drives Academic Bioscientists: Money or Values?”  CHOICES, Vol. 25, 2nd Quarter, 2010. magazine/block.php?block=48

Cross, R.M., S.T. Buccola, and E.A. Thomann.  “Cooperative Liquidation Under Competitive Stress.”  European Review of Agricultural Economics 36 (September 2009):  369 – 393.

Wang, C., Y. Xia, and S.T. Buccola. "Public Investment and Industry Incentives in Life Science Research." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 91 (May 2009): 374 - 388.

Buccola, S.T., D. Ervin, and H. Yang. "Research Choice and Finance in University Bioscience." Southern Economic Journal 75 (April 2009): 1238 - 1255.

Buccola, S.T., and R. Fare. "Reaggregation and Firm-Level Inference in Multiplant Technologies." Journal of Economics 95(3) (December 2008): 255 - 270.

Buccola, S.T. "Three Approaches to Modeling a Productive Enterprise." Journal of Productivity Analysis 30:1 (August 2008): 53 - 57.

Min, H., M. Gopinath, S.T. Buccola, and P.B. McEvoy. "Rent-Seeking and Invasive Species Regulation: The Case of Noxious Weeds." Land Economics 84 (May 2008): 306 - 326.

Ruan, J., M. Gopinath, and S.T. Buccola. "Welfare Effects of Technological Convergence in Processed Food Industries." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 90 (May 2008): 447 - 462.

Buccola, S.T., and Y. Xia. "The Strength and Structure of Intellectual Bio-Property Markets." In J. Kesan, ed., Agricultural Biotechnology and Intellectual Property: Seeds of Change, pp. 204 - 215. Oxfordshire, UK: CAB International, 2007.

Ruan, J., S.T. Buccola, and D. Pick. "USDA's Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers: The Raspberry Industry." Agribusiness 23 (Winter 2007): 101 - 115.

Buccola, S.T. "The Organization of Economics." AAEA Presidential Address, American Journal of Agricultural Economics 88 (December 2006): 1123 - 1134.


Buccola teaches PhD- and MS-level courses in microeconomic theory.  He recently has been teaching Advanced Microeconomic Theory I (AEC 611), covering production and consumption economics; and Microeconomic Theory II (AEC 513), covering welfare, market power, uncertainty, and public goods.