Troy Schmitz

235K San Tan Hall
Polytechnic Campus
Associate Professor
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
2080
Assoc Professor
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
2080

Biography

Troy Schmitz is associate professor (with tenure) in the Morrison School of Agribusiness in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He is also Senior Sustainability Scholar in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and is an affiliated faculty member in the Center for Environmental Economics and Sustainability Policy.

Dr. Schmitz has taught Ph.D. courses in advanced agribusiness, applied econometrics, and microeconomic theory. He has taught M.Sc. courses in international agricultural policy, applied econometrics, mathematical agricultural economics, managerial economics for agribusiness, and the agribusiness capstone. He has taught MBA courses in managerial economics and global business environment. He has also taught B.Sc. courses in global food and agricultural policy, food and agricultural policy issues, economics of biofuels and biotechnology, agribusiness analysis, applied microeconomics, applied statistics, principles of microeconomics, and computer applications for agribusiness industries.

Dr. Schmitz is co-author of two edited volumes on food security, a graduate-level textbook on agricultural policy, agribusiness, and rent-seeking behavior, an edited volume on international agricultural trade disputes, and an edited volume on agribusiness e-commerce. He has published 49 peer-reviewed journal articles in 24 different academic journals ranging from the Journal of Political Economy to the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and has 29 book chapters appearing in 18 different edited volumes. He has published papers on a wide variety of subjects, including: agricultural policy, global agricultural trade, food policy, food security, applied welfare economics, benefit-cost analysis, biofuels policy, biotechnology policy, environmental economics, economic analysis of sugar, cattle, corn, cotton, barley, wheat, tobacco, soybeans, canola, and poultry markets, agribusiness e-commerce, and golf economics. Portions of his work have been translated into French, Turkish, German, and Spanish.

Education

Ph.D. Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1995.
M.S. Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 1991.
B.S. (High Honors) Mathematics, University of Saskatchewan (St. Thomas More College), Canada 1990.
B.S. (Honors) Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan (St. Thomas More College), Canada 1990.

Research Interests

Agricultural policy, global agricultural trade, food policy, food security, applied welfare economics, benefit-cost analysis, biofuels policy, biotechnology policy, environmental economics, economic analysis of sugar, cattle, tomatoes, corn, cotton, barley, wheat, tobacco, soybeans, canola, and poultry markets, agribusiness e-commerce, and golf economics.

Publications

  1. Zhu, Manhong and T.G. Schmitz “A Signaling Game in the Controversy over Genetically Engineered Foods.” Applied Economic Policies and Perspectives (submitted).

  2. Schmitz, T.G. “Impact of the 2014 Suspension Agreement on Sugar between the United States and Mexico.” Agricultural Economics (revise and resubmit).

  3. Brewin, D.G., T.G. Schmitz, J.F. Nolan, and R.S. Gray “The Implications of Grain Transportation Policy Reform in Western Canada.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics (revise and resubmit).

  4. Brewin, D.G., J.F. Nolan, R.S. Gray, and T.G. Schmitz “Firm Behavior in Canada’s Grain Handling and Transportation Sector after the Removal of the CWB Single Desk.” Agribusiness: An International Journal (revise and resubmit).

  5. Schmitz, T.G. and K.E. Lewis “Impact of NAFTA on U.S. and Mexican Sugar Markets.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 40,3(2015):387-404.

  6. Lewis, K.E. and T.G. Schmitz “Measuring the Impact of Mexican Domestic Subsidies on the Trade of Sugar between the U.S. and Mexico.” Journal of Agribusiness. 33,1(2015):17-38.

  7. A. Schmitz, D.J. Haynes, and T.G. Schmitz “Alternative Approaches to Compensation and Producer Rights.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 63(2015):1-16.

  8. Schmitz, A., D.J. Haynes, T.G. Schmitz, and E.D. Schmitz “Negative Externalities, Healthcare Costs, and E-Cigarettes: Terminating the Ontario Tobacco Quota Program.” International Journal of Heath, Wellness, and Society. 5,3(2015).

  9. Moss, C.B., A. Schmitz, and T.G. Schmitz “Decoupling under U.S. Farm Programs.” Natural Resources. 5,1(2014):10-14.

  10. Haynes, D.J., A. Schmitz, and T.G. Schmitz “Smoking and environmental pollution. Why there could be a free lunch?” Environmental Economics. 5,2(2014):55-60.

  11. Schmitz, A., D.J. Haynes, T.G. Schmitz, and E.D. Schmitz. “The U.S. Tobacco Buyout: A Partial and General Equilibrium Analysis.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 45,3(2013):411-419.

  12. Schmitz, A., D.J. Haynes, and T.G. Schmitz. “Benefit-cost analysis: government compensation vs. consumer tax model.” Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis. 4,3(2013):375-389.

  13. Haynes, D.J., T.G. Schmitz, and A. Schmitz “Consumer Tax Production Quota Buyouts and Negative Compensation: Producers’ Dilemma.” Theoretical Economics Letters. 3,3(2013):156-158.

  14. Schmitz, T.G. and A. Schmitz. “The Complexities of the Interface between Agricultural Policy and Trade.” The Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy. 13,1(2012):14-25.

  15. Schmitz, T.G., A. Schmitz, and D.J. Haynes. “Inflated Production Quota Gains Paid for by a Compensation Tax.” Theoretical Economics Letters. 2,1(2012):67-68.

  16. Schmitz, A., C.B. Moss, T.G. Schmitz, and G. Greene. “Markets for used oil in California under a controversial deposit-refund system.” Environmental Economics. 3,4(2012):23-34.

  17. Schmitz, T.G. and A. Schmitz. “Compensation and the Twin Producer Gains from Production Quotas.” Theoretical Economics Letters. 1,3(2011):70-72.

  18. Schmitz, A. and T.G. Schmitz. “Benefit-Cost Analysis: Distributional Considerations under Producer Quota Buyouts.” Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis. 1,1(2010):1-13 Article 2.
  19. Schmitz, T.G., A. Schmitz, and J.L. Seale Jr. “The Optimal Byrd Tariff in Vertical Markets.” International Journal of Applied Economics. 6,1(2009):1-10.
  20. Schmitz, A., H. Furtan, and T.G. Schmitz. “Agricultural Policy: High Commodity and Input Prices.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. 38(2009):18-35.
  21. Schmitz, T.G., C.R. Giese, and C.J. Shultz II. “Welfare Implications of EU Enlargement under the CAP.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 56(2008):555–562.
  22. Schmitz, A., T.G. Schmitz, and P. Shure. “High Commodity Prices and the EU's Single Payment Scheme: Some Consequences of Double-Dipping.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 56(2008).
  23. Moss, C.B., A. Schmitz, and T.G. Schmitz. “Segregating Genetically Modified and Nongenetically Modified Corn in a Marketing Channel.” Applied Economics. 40(2008):2765-2774.
  24. Schmitz, A., C.B. Moss, and T.G. Schmitz. “Ethanol: No Free Lunch.” Journal of Agriculture & Food Industrial Organization. Special Issue: Explorations in Biofuels Economics, Policy, and History. 5(2007): Article 3.
  25. Schmitz, A. and T.G. Schmitz. “Agricultural Subsidies under Decoupling.” Research in Law and Economics. 23(2007):131-148.
  26. Schmitz, A., F.A. Rossi, and T.G. Schmitz. “U.S. Cotton Subsidies: Drawing a Fine Line on the Degree of Decoupling.” Journal of Agricultural & Applied Economics.  38,21(2007):135-149.
  27. Schmitz, A., J.L. Seale, Jr., and T.G. Schmitz. “The Optimal Processor Tariff under the Byrd Amendment.” International Journal of Applied Economics. 3,2(2006):9-20.
  28. Moss, C.B., and T.G. Schmitz. “A Semiparametric Estimator of the Zellner Production Function for Corn: Fitting the Univariate Primal.” Applied Economic Letters. 13(2006):863-867.
  29. Moss, C.B., A. Schmitz, and T.G. Schmitz. “First-Generation Genetically Modified Organisms in Agriculture.” Journal of Public Affairs. 6,1(2006):46-57.
  30. Schmitz, A., T.G. Schmitz, and F.A. Rossi. “Agricultural Subsidies in Developed Countries: Impact on Global Welfare.” Review of Agricultural Economics. 28,1(2006):416-425.
  31. Acharya, Ram, P.M. Patterson, E.P. Hill, T.G. Schmitz, and E. Bohm. “An Evaluation of the TrEAT Yourself Well Restaurant Nutrition Campaign.” Health and Education Behavior. 33,3(2006):309-324.
  32. Schmitz, T.G., A. Schmitz, and C.B. Moss. “The Economic Impact of Starlink Corn.” Agribusiness: An International Journal. 21,3(2005):391-407.
  33. Schmitz, A., T.G. Schmitz, and J.L. Seale, Jr. “Prospects for Bilateral and Regional Free Trade Agreements and the Economics of Sugar.” International Sugar Journal. 107(June 2005):328-340.
  34. Rossi, Frederick, A. Schmitz, and T.G. Schmitz. “The Multiplicative Effect of Water Subsidies and Price Support Payments: The Case of U.S. Cotton.” Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development. 1,1(2005):55-70.
  35. Schmitz, A., J.L. Seale, Jr., and T.G. Schmitz.  “Determinants of Brazil’s Ethanol Sugar Blend Ratios” International Sugar Journal. 106(November 2004):586-596.
  36. Schmitz, T.G. and J.L. Seale, Jr. “Countervailing Duties, Antidumping Tariffs, and the Byrd Amendment: A Welfare Analysis.” International Journal of Applied Economics. 1,1(2004):65-80.
  37. Moss, Charles B., T.G. Schmitz, and A. Schmitz. “The Brave New World: Imperfect Information, Segregation Costs, and Genetically Modified Organisms.” Agrarwirtschaft (German Journal of Agricultural Economics). 53(August 2004):303-308.
  38. Schmitz, T.G., A. Schmitz, C.B. Moss. “Did StarLink Reduce Import Demand for Corn?” Journal of Agriculture & Food Industrial Organization. 2,2(2004).
  39. Schmitz, T.G., C.B. Moss, and A. Schmitz. “Marketing Channels Compete for U.S. Stocker Cattle.” Journal of Agribusiness. 21,2(2003):131-148.
  40. Schmitz, A., J.L. Seale, Jr., and T.G. Schmitz. “Sweetener-ethanol complex in Brazil, the United States and Mexico: Do prices matter?” International Sugar Journal. 105(November 2003):505-514.
  41. Moss, Charles B., T.G. Schmitz, A. Kagan, and A. Schmitz. “Institutional Economics and the Emergence of E-Commerce in Agribusiness.” Journal of Agribusiness. 21,1(2003):83-101.
  42. Schmitz, T.G. and A. Schmitz. “Food Supply Management and Tariffication: A Game Theoretic Approach.” Journal of Agriculture & Food Industrial Organization. 1,1(2003):1-19.
  43. Schmitz, T.G., A. Schmitz, and J.L. Seale, Jr. “Brazil’s Ethanol Program: The Case of Hidden Sugar Subsidies.” International Sugar Journal. 105(June 2003):254-265.
  44. Post, G.V., A. Kagan, T. J. Burkink, and T.G. Schmitz “Analyzing Consumers’ Preferences on Commercial Web Site Attributes.” Quarterly Journal of Electronic Commerce. 3,2(2002):112-123.
  45. Schmitz, T.G. and J.L. Seale, Jr. “Import Demand for Disaggregated Fresh Fruits in Japan.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 34,3(2002):585-602.
  46. Schmitz, T.G. “Measuring Inefficiency in the Presence of an Export Tax, an Import Tariff, and a State Trading Enterprise.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 34,1(2002):81-93.
  47. Schmitz, T.G., T. Highmoor, and A. Schmitz. “Termination of the WGTA: An Examination of Factor Market Distortions, Input Subsidies, and Compensation.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 50(2002):333-347.
  48. Schmitz, T.G. and R. Gray. “State Trading Enterprises and Revenue Gains from Market Power:  The Case of Barley Marketing and the Canadian Wheat Board.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. 25,2(2000):596-615.
  49. Brooks, Harvey and T.G. Schmitz. “Price Discrimination in the International Grain Trade: The Case of Canadian Wheat Board Feed Barley Exports.” Agribusiness: An International Journal. 15,3(1999):313-322.
  50. Schmitz, T.G., A. Schmitz, and C. Dumas. "Gains from Trade, Inefficiency of Government Programs and the Net Economic Effects of Trading." Journal of Political Economy. University of Chicago Press, Illinois. 105,3(1997):637-647.
  51. Dumas, C., and T.G. Schmitz. "Measuring the Impact of Environmental Regulations." American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 77,5(1995):1172-1179.
  52. Schmitz, A., and T.G. Schmitz. "Supply Management: The Past and the Future." Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 42(1994):125-148
  53. Picketts, V., A. Schmitz, and T.G. Schmitz. "Rent Seeking: The Potash Dispute between Canada and the United States." American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 73,2(1991):255-265.

Research Activity

  1. (Co-Investigator) Addressing Famine and Global Food Insecurity. Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWSNet) consortium led by Palladium. Sponsored by USAID. (Multiple Universities with a $900,000,000 ceiling). SUBMITTED (2016).

  2. (Co-Investigator) Studying Vertical Hydroponics in Guangdong, China. Sponsored by Sonneteck. $14,232,526. AGREEMENT UNDER REVIEW (2016). (Recognition $426,976).

  3. (Co-Investigator) Feed the Future Egypt Food Security and Agribusiness. Sponsored by Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA): $3,909,038. (2015-2016). AWARDED (Recognition $0).

  4. (Sole Investigator) “Game-Theoretic Welfare Analysis of the 2014 U.S.-Mexican Agreement on Sugar.” Sponsored by W.P. Carey School of Business Dean’s Award for Excellence Summer Research Grant Program: AWARDED. $20,000. (2015).

  5. (Co-Investigator) “Linking Human Systems with Engineering and Geosciences to globally address Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems. Proposal submitted for the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program: $2,991,889. NOT FUNDED (2015).

  6. (Co-Principal Investigator) “International Agribusiness Fellows Program: Master’s Studies in Agribusiness and Agricultural Trade Policy.” Sponsored by USDA. FUNDED. $217,500. (2006-2010).
  7. (Co-Principal Investigator) “Southwest Cooperative and Producer Development Project.” Sponsored by the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. FUNDED. $199,467. (2008-2009).

  8. (Co-Investigator) “Agribusiness Education for Women Entrepreneurs in Africa.” Proposal submitted to Goldman Sachs & Company: NOT FUNDED. $225,340. (2008).

  9. (Co-Investigator) “The Balkans & Black Sea Project: American Greek-Romanian Initiatives to Enhance Understanding of Multicultural Market Opportunities, Trade and Development.” Sponsored by USDA. FUNDED. $99,969. (2006-2007).

  10. (Sole Investigator) “Economic Impacts and Environmental Aspects of the Arizona Golf Course Industry.” Golf Industry Association of Arizona. FUNDED. $57,000. (2005-2006).

  11. (Principal Investigator and Consortium Leader). “Attacking Global Barriers to North American Agribusiness” to establish a partnership and exchange among Universities in Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), Program For North American Mobility in Higher Education. $403,000 combined, spread over 6 universities in 3 countries (Arizona State University, University of Florida, University of Guelph, University of Saskatchewan, Universidad de Guadalajara, and Autonomous Universidad de San Luis Potosi). FUNDED. $403,000. (2001-2005).
  12. (Co-Principal Investigator). “FY2002 Cooperatives and Rural Business Development Project for America’s Southwest.” Sponsored by the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. FUNDED. $190,000. (2001).
  13. (Co-Investigator) “The Effects on Agriculture of E-Commerce and Information Technologies.” Funded by the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD), Iowa State University in conjunction with the Midwest Agribusiness Trade Research Information Center, University of Minnesota. FUNDED. $10,000. (2000).
  14. (Co-Investigator). “National Potato Promotion Board: Proposal for Real-Time Evaluation System.” FUNDED. $47,639. (2000).
  15. (Co-Investigator). “FY2000 Cooperative Research Project for America’s Southwest.” FUNDED. $120,974. (1999).
  16. (Sole Investigator)  “Implications of the Asian Financial Crisis for U.S. Cotton Exports.” Funded by the Arizona State University Council for Research and Creative Activities Faculty Grant-In-Aid (FGIA) Program. FUNDED. $6,992. (1998).
  17. (Co-Investigator) "Distance Education Course Development Grant for Undergraduate Degree in General Agriculture: Course entitled International Marketing of Agricultural Products.” Funded by the Tri-State (Washington, Idaho, Oregon) Agricultural Distance Delivery Alliance. $10,000. FUNDED (1998).

Courses

Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 414Food and Agribus Policy Issues
AGB 492Honors Directed Study
AGB 493Honors Thesis
AGB 595Continuing Registration
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 452Global Food and Agri Policy
AGB 492Honors Directed Study
AGB 493Honors Thesis
AGB 595Continuing Registration
AGB 701Adv AGB I: Adv AGB Analysis
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 414Agribusiness Analysis
AGB 452International Agricultural Pol
AGB 492Honors Directed Study
AGB 493Honors Thesis
AGB 595Continuing Registration
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 492Honors Directed Study
AGB 493Honors Thesis
AGB 595Continuing Registration
AGB 701Advanced Agribusiness I
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 414Agribusiness Analysis
AGB 452International Agricultural Pol
AGB 492Honors Directed Study
AGB 493Honors Thesis
AGB 590Reading and Conference
AGB 592Research
AGB 595Continuing Registration
AGB 599Thesis
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 492Honors Directed Study
AGB 493Honors Thesis
AGB 589Agribusiness Capstone
AGB 590Reading and Conference
AGB 592Research
AGB 595Continuing Registration
AGB 599Thesis
AGB 703Agribusiness Research Methods
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 595Continuing Registration
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 452International Agricultural Pol
AGB 492Honors Directed Study
AGB 493Honors Thesis
AGB 552Intl Agricultural Policy
AGB 590Reading and Conference
AGB 592Research
AGB 595Continuing Registration
AGB 599Thesis
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 589Agribusiness Capstone
AGB 703Agribusiness Research Methods

Presentations

  • Schmitz, Troy G., J.L. Seale, Jr. and A. Schmitz. Ethanol and Hidden Subsidies in Brazil - Revisited. The Economics of Alternative Energy Sources and Globalization. Orlando, Florida (Nov 2009).
  • Moss, Charles B., Troy G. Schmitz, and A. Schmitz. Under What Conditions Would Ethanol Be in Society's Best Interest?. The Economics of Alternative Energy Sources and Globalization. Orlando, Florida (Nov 2009).
  • Schmitz, A., H. Furtan, and T.G. Schmtiz. Agricultural Policy: High Commodity and Input Prices. Annual Canadian Agricultural Economics Society Meeting, Quebec City (Jul 2008).
  • Schmitz, A. and T.G. Schmitz. U.S. and EU Agricultural Policy: Divergence of Convergence?. AIEA2-USDA Conference "The Impact of Public Support to Agriculture" Bologna, Italy (Jun 2008).
  • Schmitz, Troy, Voica, Daniel. Global Welfare Implications of U.S. Cotton Subsidies. American-Greek-Romanian Opportunities, Trade, and Development Symposium (Nov 2006).
  • Schmitz, Troy. Economic Impacts and Environmental Aspects of the Arizona Golf Course Industry. Agribusiness Council of Arizona Annual Meeting (May 2006).
  • Schmitz, Troy. Economic Impacts and Environmental Aspects of the Arizona Golf Course Industry. Arizona State Legislature (Mar 2006).
  • Schmitz, Troy. Can Bio-fuels Save Agriculture?. 14th Annual Farming For Profit?
  • Schmitz, Troy. U.S. Agricultural Policy and Energy. Domestic and Trade Impacts of U.S. Farm Policy: Future Directions and Challenges

Honors/Awards

2014       Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation. Lewis, K.E. Analysis of the United States Sugar Industry. Presented at the
               annual International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium Meetings. Advisor: Schmitz, T.G.
2004       Researcher of the Year, ASU Polytechnic Campus.
2004       One of 12 Faculty & Staff chosen to appear at half-time at the ASU Sun-Devils
               Football Game on Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day.
2003       Finalist, Outstanding Journal Article of the Year (Canadian Association of Agricultural Economics).
1999       Award for Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Student Activities (Arizona State University).
1995       Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation. Schmitz, T.G. The Economic Effects of the General Agreement on Tariffs
               and Trade on Supply Management in Canadian Agriculture: Spatial Models of the Canadian Broiler Industry.
               Presented at the annual International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium Meetings. Advisor: Karp, L.S.

Editorships

2008-2016       Journal of International and Global Economic Studies (board member).

2012-2016       International Journal of Golf Science (associate editor).

Professional Associations

American Agricultural Economics Association Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Western Agricultural Economics Association Canadian Agricultural Economics Society Australian Agricultural Economics Society Southern Agricultural Economics Association Health, Wellness, & Society

Service

PROFESSIONAL Service (INTERNAL)

2016-             Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley School of Sustainability
2016-             Chair, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Morrison School
2013-             Member, Master’s Program Committee, W.P. Carey School of Business
2014-             Member, Graduate Academic Standards Committee, W.P. Carey School of Business
2013-             Faculty Mentor, W.P. Carey Leaders Academy, W.P. Carey School of Business
2013-             Faculty Advisor, Barrett Honors College, W.P. Carey at the Polytechnic Campus
2013-             Class Scheduler for Undergraduate and Graduate Courses, Morrison School
2010-             Affiliated Faculty, Center for Environmental Economics and Sustainability Policy
2004-             Member, Promotion & Tenure Committee, Morrison School
2015-2016    Judge at Future Farmers of America Arizona Meetings
2013-2016    Member, Graduate Committee, Morrison School
2014-2016    Member, Food Systems Transformation Initiative
2015             Member, Faculty Performance Review Committee, Morrison School
2013-2015    Master’s Program Advisor, Morrison School
2013-2015    Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Morrison School
2001,2015    Member, Search Committee, Marley Chair in Consumer Food Marketing and Policy
1999-2015    Member, several search committees to hire tenure-track faculty members
2004-2012    Graduate Program Chair, Morrison School
2011-2012    Member, Leadership Plus Council, College of Technology and Innovation
2011-2012    Chair, Resource Economist Search Committee, Morrison School
1998-2011    Member, Vision and Curriculum Committee, Morrison School
2006-2007    Member, Academic Senate, Arizona State University
2005-2007    Member, Graduate Council, Arizona State University
1999-2006    Executive Committee, Sustainable Technologies, Agribusiness and Resources Center
2005             Member, Researcher and Teacher of the Year Award Committee, ASU Polytechnic Campus
2005-2006    Member, Canadian Studies Steering Committee, Tempe Campus
2004-2005    Member, Web Advisory Group, Polytechnic Campus
1999-2006    Chair, Computerization Committee, Morrison School
2002-2003    Faculty Fellow, ASU Freshman Year Experience
2001-2004    Faculty Advisor, Alpha Zeta Agricultural Fraternity
1999-2002    Faculty Advisor, ASU Rodeo Club
1999-2001    Faculty Advisor, National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE (EXTERNAL)

2016               Review Panel Manager, National Institute of Food and Agriculture and USDA Economic Research
                       Service. Jointly funded pilot research program, Behavioral and Experimental Economic Applications
                       for Agri-environmental Policy Design. AFRI-NIFA USDA-ERS
2016               Moderator, “Agricultural Trade and Policy along the Silk Road: Roles of Multilateral and Regional
                       Agreements" International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona
2016               Selected paper reviewer, Food Safety and Nutrition, AAEA Annual meetings, Boston
2015               Review Panel Manager, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture AFRI-NIFA, Agricultural
                       Economics and Rural Communities: Markets and Trade Program
2015               Selected paper reviewer, Food Safety and Nutrition, AAEA Annual meetings, San Francisco
2014               Member, Review Panel, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture AFRI-NIFA, Agricultural
                       Economics and Rural Communities: Markets and Trade Program
2013               Member, Western Agricultural Economics Association Outstanding Thesis Award Committee
2005-2006      External Reviewer, two Cal Poly San Luis Obispo State Faculty Support Grants
2005               Chair, WAEA Outstanding Published Research Award Committee
2005               Moderator, Market Structure and Product Differentiation”, Agricultural Economics Association annual
                       meetings, Providence, Rhode Island
2004               Member, WAEA Outstanding Published Research Award Committee
2004               Reviewer, USDA’s Small Business Innovation research proposals, phase I and phase II
2004               Moderator, agricultural price analysis, AAEA Annual meetings, Denver
2003               Reviewer, proposals in the area of E-Commerce that were submitted to the Markets and Trade Program
                       of the USDA’s National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program
2003               Reviewer, International Trade Paper Submissions, AAEA Annual Meetings, Montreal
2003               Reviewer, Agricultural Policy Paper Submissions, AAEA Annual Meetings, Montreal
2003               Reviewer, Demand and Price Analysis Selected Paper Submissions, AAEA Annual Meetings
2003               Moderator, International Agricultural Trade Session, AAEA Annual Meetings, Montreal
2002               Reviewer, Poster Session Submissions, AAEA Annual Meetings
1998-2001    Cycle I and Cycle II reviewer for the California Cancer Research Program (CRP), Cancer
                     Research Section, California Department of Health Services. Reviewed grant proposals in the
                     area of primar cancer prevention, which include economic issues related to cancer prevention as
                     well as multimedia and statistical analyses of cancer related activities
2000-             Program chair, moderator, and/or paper presenter for various sessions at annual meetings of the
                      “Farming for Profit?” Conference. Saskatchewan, Canada. Sponsored by Texas A&M University,
                      University of Florida, and University of Saskatchewan.
1999              Reviewer, International Trade Selected Paper Submissions, AAEA Annual Meetings
1998              Reviewer, Agricultural Marketing Selected Paper Submissions, AAEA Annual Meetings
1998              Session Discussant, American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meetings

Consulting

  1. Hartford Fire Insurance Company “The Hartford” v. United States court number 09-00058. Barnes Richardson & Colburn. Economic consultant regarding the economic impact of disbursements made pursuant to the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act to U.S. producers and processors that participated in U.S. antidumping or countervailing duty actions. (2010-2011).
  2. Lykes Bros. Inc. v. Aaction Mulch Inc. (Case #2:08-CV-399-FTM 99 SPC). Devine Goodman Rasco & Wells. Duties included creating an expert rebuttal report and deposition as an expert witness, based on antitrust economics, specifically in the areas of measuring market power, vertical market structures, applied welfare analysis, and the essential facilities doctrine. (2009).
  3. Super Helechos S.A., et al., versus E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company, Inc. and Leon J. DeLeon. (Case #01-6932 CA 23). Bartlit Beck Herman, Palenchar & Scott; and Shook, Hardy & Bacon. Performed analysis regarding potential damages of Benlate affecting leatherleaf fern production in Costa Rica. Duties included (1) Estimating the link between yields in Costa Rica and other countries; (2) Determining economic damages associated with Benlate; and (3) Analyzing the international supply and demand of leatherleaf ferns (2005-2006).
  4. Corn producers in seven states versus Aventis CropScience USA Holding, Inc. Co-Lead Counsel Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll; Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Echsner, and Proctor; Milberg, Weiss, Bershad, Hynes, and Lerach; Wolf, Haldenstein, Adler, Freeman, and Herz. Economic implications of the introduction of Starlink corn into the U.S. grain handling system. Duties include estimating economic damages from the increased cost of identity preservation, reduction in the import demand for U.S. corn, and adjustments made for the Loan Deficiency Payment Program (2001-2003).
  5. Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA). Economic and Environmental Implications of Plant-made Pharmaceuticals (PMP) for Small and Medium-Sized Farmers in North Carolina. Duties include (1) Description of the U.S. regulatory framework of GM and PMP crops; (2) Potential benefits of PMPs; (3) Potential costs of PMPs; (4) Farm costs and potential grower profitability; (5) Government subsidies to biotech and PMP; (6) PMP health risks and intended uses; and (7) Containment loss and potential PMP liability costs. (2006-2007).
  6. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada regarding the “Canada-US Cattle Antidumping Dispute.” Specific duties include analyses of market power exhibited by the Canadian Wheat Board on international feed barley markets, and the impacts of the U.S. Export Enhancement Program on feed barley market prices and trade flows between the U.S. and Canada. (1999).
  7. Canadian Department of Justice pertaining to the case of Archibald et al v. Canadian Wheat Board & Her Majesty the Queen. Prepared background research pertaining to the pricing strategies of the CWB within the context of the international grain trade. (1996).
  8. Deloitte and Touche. Performed analysis on the implications of Canadian import quota allocations. Submitted to the International Trade Tribunal (1991).
  9. Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). Various Projects over time including: (1) Determining the impact of removing domestic malting barley from control of the CWB; (2) Creating an annual benchmarking analysis of the effects of CWB marketing strategies on U.S. wheat prices; (3) Analysis of the costs and benefits of single-desk selling accruing to Canadian durum producers from sales of different classes of durum to different countries; (4) Development and implementation of an empirical model to analyze the degree of market power asserted by the CWB in international durum markets; (5) Empirical analysis of Canadian barley marketing under the CWB; (6) Analysis of the costs and benefits of single-desk selling accruing to Canadian feed barley and malting barley producers; and (7) Analysis of market power, price pooling theory, and international agricultural policies. (1996-2011).
  10. Policy, State Trading, and Cooperatives in Turkish Agriculture. Funded through the World Bank and USAID in conjunction with the Agricultural Economics Research Institute in Ankara, Turkey. Specific duties included examining the efficiency of Turkish cotton, raisin, olive oil, and fig markets and investigating possible state trading activity conducted by Turkish agricultural cooperatives as they relate to the World Trade Organization. (1998).
  11. Environmental Protection Agency. Performed analysis on the potential costs and benefits of the U.S. Sugar Program as it pertains to the costs of cleaning up the Florida Everglades (1993).
  12. Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida. Performed analysis regarding the economic viability of the Florida Sugar Industry with respect to potential bilateral and regional free trade agreements (2004).
  13. Juarez and Associates. “Restaurant Nutrition Program.” San Diego, California. Specific duties include aiding in the development of the pre and post-test surveys of healthy dining customers in San Diego and Los Angeles counties, conducting statistical analysis regarding the effectiveness of advertising on the consumption of healthy meals. (1999-2004).
  14. National Golf Foundation. Developing and implementing an input/output model for empirically estimating the direct, indirect, and induced effects of golf related businesses, and the economic effects of golf tourism and real estate at the state level. (2007).