Ph.D., Economics, Iowa State University, 1995
B.A., California State University, Sacramento, 1990
Areas of Interest
Natural Resource Economics, Production Economics, Science and Technology Policy
APEC 8002: Microeconomic Analysis of Production & Choice Under Uncertainty
Primary research interests include the profitability, risk, and regulation of emerging agricultural technologies. Technologies of interest include genetically engineered herbicide-tolerant crops, genetically engineered plant-incorporated-protectants (PIP), host plant resistance, and information-intensive farm management. Issues of interest related to these technologies are the identification of management or regulatory strategies that increase their durability and long-term value. Examples include strategies for managing herbicide-resistant weeds and PIP-resistant insects. Research interests also include the assessment of the non-monetary benefits (e.g., simplicity, flexibility, convenience, risk, and human and environmental safety) to farmers of alternative agricultural management practices.