- Purdue University, Ph.D. 2003
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. 1994, M.S. 1999
- Analysis of government policies concerning international trade, nutrition programs, and agriculture
- How trade costs and consumer preferences affect trade patterns
- Barriers to export participation among firms
- Agricultural labor issues
- Commodity price analysis and price forecasting
- Regional economic modeling of agricultural issues
- Applied general equilibrium modeling
- Factor content of trade, virtual water trade
- Hemp and biofuel supply chains
Fields: International trade, agricultural economics, applied general equilibrium analysis, regional economic modeling, price analysis
I have published in many journals including the Journal of International Economics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Review of International Economics, Journal of Regional Science, World Development, Economic Inquiry, Environmental Research Letters, and Applied Economics Policy and Perspectives.
I have an Illinois agricultural background and extensive experience in the Pacific Northwest, Bangladesh, and the Dominican Republic.
I have advised numerous graduate students and am past director of the Applied Economics Graduate Program
Teaching: agricultural price and market analysis, international trade theory and policy, intermediate micro-economic theory, applied econometrics