Expertise

My research program combines the related areas of risk analysis and climate impacts on agricultural production and finance. In particular, I am interested in the effects of climate variability and change on the agricultural sector and land values and on how financial risk management tools mitigate the related risks. In the area of agricultural and development finance, my research focuses on the impacts of financial services, firm heterogeneity, and legislative changes on productivity and growth. Recent research looks into the issues of farmer exit and entry.

Past Affiliations

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, College of Agriculture, Auburn University

Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Ohio State University (past)

Fellow, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, College of Agriculture, Auburn University

Communities
Agriculture, Agriculture Business and Management, Economics, Sociology
Degrees
PhD, Ohio State University, Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, 2003
MA, Central European University, Hungary, Economics, 1997
BS, Ukrainian State Maritime Technical University, Ukraine, Engineering and Economics, 1993
Keywords
agricultural finance
Languages
English
Associations
American Agricultural Economics Association