Troy Schmitz

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

Biography

Associate Professor
Morrison School of Agribusiness
W.P. Carey School of Business

Education
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1995; M.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1991; B.S., Computer Science (Honours), University of Saskatchewan, 1990; B.S., Mathematics (High Honours), University of Saskatchewan, 1990

Currrent Projects

The complexities of the interface between agricultural policy and trade
Impact of agricultural policy on healthcare and the environment
The Ontario tobacco quota program buyout: public policy implications on smoking and healthcare costs
Bioenergy policy, food prices, and ethanol distiller's grain
Benefit-cost analysis: quota buyouts, government compensation, and consumer taxes
Markets for used recycled oil in California

Academic Positions
Arizona State University: 1998-present. Previous Appointments: Washington State University, University of Florida, North Dakota State University, University of California, Berkeley.

Career and Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
Researcher of the Year, Arizona State University, Polytechnic Campus, 2004;
Award for Recognition of Outstanding Contribution to Student Activities, Arizona State University, 1999

Professional Leadership
Editorial Board: Journal of International and Global Economic Studies and International Journal of Golf Science.
Referee: American Journal of Agricultural Economics, International Economic Review, etc.
Member: International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium, AAEA, WAEA.

Representative Publications
"Gains from Trade, Inefficiency of Government Programs and the Net Economic Effects of Trading."
Journal of Political Economy.

"U.S. Tobacco Buyout: A Partial and General Equilibrium Analysis."
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics

"Countervailing Duties, Antidumping Tariffs, and the Byrd Amendment: A Welfare Analysis."
International Journal of Applied Economics.

"Benefit-Cost Analysis: Government Compensation vs. Consumer Tax Model"
Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis.

Research Interests

agricultural policy, international economics, applied welfare economics, benefit-cost analysis, economics of biofuels, economics of biotechnology, environmental economics, antitrust economics, forensic economics, e-commerce in agribusiness, golf economics, economic analysis of corn, sugar, cotton, barley, wheat, cattle, and poultry markets

Publications

  • Schmitz, A. and Troy G. Schmitz. Benefit-Cost Analysis: Distributional Considerations under Producer Quota Buyouts. Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis (2010).
  • Schmitz, A., C.B. Moss, Troy G. Schmitz, H.W. Furtan, and H.C. Schmitz. Agricultural Policy, Agribusiness, and Rent-Seeking Behaviour (second edition). (2010).
  • Schmitz, A. and Troy G. Schmitz. US and EU Agricultural Policy: Divergence or Convergence?. Studies in Productivity and Efficiency: The Economic Impact of Public Support to Agriculture (2010).
  • Schmitz, Andrew, H. Furtan, and T.G. Schmitz. Agricultural Policy: High Commodity and Input Prices. Agriculutral and Resource Economics Review (2009).
  • Schmitz, Troy G., A. Schmitz, and J.L. Seale Jr. The Optimal Byrd Tariff in Vertical Markets. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review (2009).
  • Schmitz, Andrew, C.B. Moss, and T.G. Schmitz. Ethanol: No Free Lunch. Applied Benefit-Cost Analysis (2009).
  • Schmitz, Andrew, F. Rossi, and T.G. Schmitz. Ethanol: No Free Lunch. Applied Benefit-Cost Analysis (2009).
  • Schmitz, Troy G., A. Schmitz, and C. Dumas. Gains from Trade, Inefficiency of Government Programs, and the net Economic Effects of Trading. Applied Benefit-Cost Analysis (2009).
  • Schmitz, Troy G., T. Highmoor, and A. Schmitz. Termination of the WGTA: An Examination of Factor Market Distortions, Input Subsidies and Compensation. Applied Benefit-Cost Analysis (2009).
  • Moss, C.B., A. Schmitz, and Troy G. Schmitz. Segregating Genetically Modified and Nongenetically Modified Corn in a Marketing Channel. Applied Economics (2008).
  • 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 (2008).
  • Schmitz, Troy G., C.R. Giese, and C.J. Shultz II. Welfare Implications of EU Enlargement under the CAP. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics (2008).
  • Moss, C.B., T.G. Schmitz, and A. Schmitz. Intellectual Property Rights in the Multinational firm: The case of high valued Agriculture. Proceedings of the NC-1034 Conference. Berkeley, California (2007).
  • A Schmitz, J Seale, Troy Schmitz. The Optimal Processor Tariff Under the Byrd Amendment. International Journal of Applied Economics (2006).
  • Andrew Schmitz, Troy Schmitz, Frederick Rossi. Agricultural Subsidies in Developed Countries: Impact on Global Welfare*. Review of Agricultural Economics (2006).
  • C Moss, Troy Schmitz. A Semiparametric Estimator of the Zellner Production Function for Corn: Fitting the Univariate Primal. Applied Economics Letters (2006).
  • Charles Moss, Andrew Schmitz, Troy Schmitz. First-generation genetically modified organisms in agriculture. Journal of Public Affairs (2006).
  • Ram Acharya, M Patterson, E Hill, Troy Schmitz, E Bohm. An evaluation of the TrEAT Yourself Well Restaurant Nutrition Campaign. Health Education and Behavior (2006).
  • . . New Topics in International Agricultural Trade and Development (2006).
  • Schmitz, A, Schmitz, Troy, Rossi, F. Agricultural Subsidies in Developed Countries: Impact on Global Welfare. (2006).
  • Schmitz, Troy. Economic Impacts and Environmental Aspects of the Arizona Golf Course industry. (2006).
  • Troy Schmitz, Andrew Schmitz. The Economic Impact of StarLink Corn. Agribusiness (2005).
  • Troy Schmitz, C Moss, A Schmitz, A kagan. E-Commerce in Agribusiness. Florida Science Sourse (2005).
  • Schmitz, Andrew, Moss, Charles B, Schmitz, Troy Gordon. International Agricultural Trade Disputes: Case Studies in North America. (2005).
  • Schmitz, Troy Gordon, Moss, C B, Schmitz, A, Kagan, Albert. E-Commerce in Agribusiness. (2005).
  • . . E-Commerce in Agribusiness (2005).
  • . . E-Commerce in Agribusiness (2005).
  • . . International Agricultural Trade Disputes: Case Studies in North America (2005).
  • Schmitz, Troy Gordon (Author) ,Seale, James L (Author) . Welfare Implications of the Byrd Amendment. International Agricultural Trade Disputes: Case Studies in North America (2005).
  • Moss, Charles, Schmitz, Troy, Schmitz, A. Differential Examination of the Effect of Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling on the Beef Sector. (2005).
  • Charles Moss, Troy Schmitz, A Schmitz. The Brave New World: Imperfect Information, Segregation Costs, and Genetically Modified Organisms. German Journal of Agricultural Economics (2004).
  • Troy Schmitz, Andrew Schmitz. Did Starlink Reduce Import Demand for Corn?. Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization (2004).
  • Troy Schmitz, James Seale. Countervailing Duties, Antidumping Tariffs, and the Byrd Amendment: A Welfare Analysis. International Journal of Applied Economics (2004).
  • . . The Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology (2004).
  • Acharya, Ram, Schmitz, Troy. A System-Wide Approach for Analyzing the Effects of Exchange Rates on Fresh Apple Import Demand. (2004).
  • Schmitz, Troy, Schmitz, A, Moss, C. Two Approaches to Measuring the economic Impact of Starlink Corn on U.S. Producers. (2004).
  • Charles Moss, Troy Schmitz, A Kagan, A Schmitz. Institutional Economics and the Emergence of E-Commerce in agribusiness. Journal of Agribusiness (2003).
  • Troy Schmitz, A Schmitz, James Seale. Brazil's Ethanol Program: the Case of Hidden Sugar Subsidies. International Sugar Journal (2003).
  • Troy Schmitz, Andrew Schmitz. Food Supply Management and Tariffication: A Game Theoretic Approach. Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization (2003).
  • Troy Schmitz, C Moss, A Schmitz. marketing Channels Compete for U.S. Stocker Cattle. Journal of Agribusiness (2003).
  • Schmitz, A, Seale, James, Schmitz, Troy. Brazil as a Dominant Player in the World Sweetener Market: Do Prices Matter?. (2003).
  • Schmitz, Troy. Lessons Learned from Starlink Corn. (2003).
  • Schmitz, Troy, Seale, James. Welfare Implications of the Byrd Amendment. (2003).

Research Activity

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

Service

  • Center for Environmental Economics and Sustainability Policy, Affiliated Faculty Member (2010 - Present)
  • International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium, Member (2010 - Present)
  • Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Arizona Golf Industry Association Research Steering Committee, Member (2006 - Present)
  • MSABR Graduate Committee, Chair (2004 - Present)
  • MSMA Graduate Committee, Chair (2004 - Present)
  • MSMA Graduate Committee, Chair (2004 - Present)
  • Promotion & Tenure Committee, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Australian Agricultural Economics Association, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Australian Agricultural Economics Association, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Australian Agricultural Economics Association, Member (2004 - Present)
  • Alpha Zeta Agricultural Fraternity, Faculty Advisor (2001 - Present)
  • Alpha Zeta Agricultural Fraternity, Faculty Advisor (2001 - Present)
  • ASU Rodeo Club, Faculty Advisor (1999 - Present)
  • Canadian Agricultural Economics Association, Member (1999 - Present)
  • Vision & Curriculum Committee, Member (1998 - Present)
  • Vision and Curriculum Committee, Member (1998 - Present)
  • Agricultural & Applied Agricultural Economics Association, Member (1990 - Present)
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, Member (1990 - Present)
  • Applied Agricultural Economics Association, Member (1990 - Present)
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association, Member (1990 - Present)
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association, Member (1990 - Present)
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association, Member (1990 - Present)
  • Journal of International and Global Economic Studies, Editorial Board (2008 - 2010)
  • Polytechnic Senate, Member (2006 - 2007)
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, External Reviewer, 2 Faculty Support Grants (2005 - 2006)
  • Canadian Studies Steering Committee, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • American Agricultural Economics Association, Moderator, Market Structure and Product Differentiation session (2005)
  • Farming for Profit? Conference, Chair, Farm Financing and Estate Planning (2005)
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association, Chair, Outstanding Published Research Award Committee (2005)
  • American Agricutlural Economics Association, Moderator, Agricultural Price Analysis (2004)
  • USDA Small Business innovation Research Proposals, Reviewer, phase I and II (2004)
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association, Member, Outstanding Published Research Award (2004)
  • USDA National Research Initiative, Reviewer, E-Commerce Proposals (2003)
  • California Cancer Research Program, Reviewer, Primary Cancer Prevention Proposals (1998 - 2001)