Steven Vickner

Clinical Professor
Faculty
POLY Campus
Mailcode
1780

Biography

Dr. Steven S. Vickner is a Clinical Professor in the W. P. Carey School of Business and Morrison School of Agribusiness at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Colorado State University, his M.B.A. in Management from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, and his B.S., cum laude, in Economics with a minor in Mathematics from Bowling Green State University.

Dr. Vickner has taught over 90 courses ranging from undergraduate (B.S., B.A.) to graduate (M.B.A., M.S., M.A., Ph.D.) levels in all modalities - onsite, online, and hybrid. In 2011, he completed the certificate for the Quality Matters Rubric for Online and Hybrid Course Design, and has attended dozens of teaching quality improvement workshops over his career. He has taught courses in agribusiness, agricultural economics, microeconomics, financial economics, regional economics, econometrics, data analytics, operations research, strategic management, and sustainability. He has been recognized for excellence in his teaching through several awards and teaching-centric appointments within his professional academic associations.

Dr. Vickner has published numerous scholarly contributions on agribusiness, agricultural economics, resource economics, sustainability, and econometrics. In addition to being widely cited in the popular business press, his academic publications have appeared in refereed books, refereed conference proceedings, and refereed journals including American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Agribusiness: An International Journal, International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Journal of Agribusiness, Sustainability, Choices, Western Economics Forum, and Journal of Applied Econometrics. He has been recognized for excellence in his research through editorial appointments within his professional academic associations, regional and national competitive extramural grants and funding, and the 1999 Outstanding Article Award for the Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Education

Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University, 1994 - 1997

M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University, 1993 - 1994

M.B.A. in Management, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, 1989 - 1990

B.S. in Economics (Cum Laude), Bowling Green State University, 1985 - 1989

Publications

Refereed Volumes

Vickner, Steven S. Sustainability in the Equine Industry, Chief Guest Editor of special issue of Sustainability, forthcoming.

 

Refereed Book Chapters

Kalaitzandonakes, Nicholas, Leonie A. Marks, and Steven S. Vickner. “Consumer Response to Mandated Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods.” In Labeling Genetically Modified Food: The Philosophical and Legal Debate. Edited by Paul Weirich. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2007:106-127. (ISBN 978-0-19-532686-4).

Marks, Leonie A., Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, and Steven S. Vickner. “Consumer Purchasing Behavior Towards GM Foods in the Netherlands.” In Consumer Acceptance of Genetically Modified Foods. Edited by Robert E. Evenson and Vittorio Santaniello. Wallingford, UK: CABI Publishing, 2004:23-39. (ISBN 0-85199-747-3).

Vickner, Steven S. “Equity Market Valuation of Supply Chain Management Technology Adoption.” In Paradoxes in Food Chains and Networks. Edited by J.H Trienekens and S.W.F. Omta. Wageningen, Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2002:352-357. (ISBN 978-90-76998-09-1).

Vickner, Steven S. and Dana L. Hoag. “Advances in Ration Formulation for Beef Cattle through Multiple Objective Decision Support Systems.”  In Multiple Objective Decision Making for Land, Water and Environmental Management. Edited by Samir A. El-Swaify and Diana S. Yakowitz. Boca Raton, FL: Lewis Publishers, 1998:291-298. (ISBN 1-57444-091-8).

 

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Marks, Leonie A., Steven S. Vickner, and Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes. “Consumer Response to Food Safety Recalls: The Case of Starlink.” In the 7th International Conference on Public Goods and Public Policy for Agricultural Biotechnology, Proceedings of the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research (ICABR), June 29-July 3, 2003, Ravello, Italy.

Vickner, Steven S. and Stephen P. Davies. “Forecasting Strategic Price Response in the Food Manufacturing Industries.” In Building Trust in the Agro-Food System: Trade, Technology, and Competitiveness, Proceedings of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Associations (IAMA) World Food and Agribusiness Congress and Forum, June 13-16, 1999, Florence, Italy.

Marchant, Mary A., Sayed Saghaian, and Steven S. Vickner. “Assessment of Trade and Foreign Direct Investment Management Strategies.” In Building Trust in the Agro-Food System: Trade, Technology, and Competitiveness.  Proceedings of the IAMAs World Food and Agribusiness Congress and Forum, June 13-16, 1999, Florence, Italy.

 

Articles Accepted for Publication in Refereed Journals

Vickner, Steven S. “On Estimating the Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Tragedy on the U.S. Frozen Seafood Market: A Conditional Almost Ideal Demand System Approach.” Sustainability. 12(2020):1-10.

Vickner, Steven S. “On Estimating the Determinants of Yearling Thoroughbred Prices.” Advances in Sport Management in the Global Marketplace: Theory and Practice, special issue of International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing. 18(2018):24-41.

Vickner, Steven S. “Friend or PHO? On the Marginal Valuation of Reducing the Content of Trans Fat in Processed Foods.” Advances in Management & Applied Economics. 7(Number 2, 2017):23-44.

Vickner, Steven S. “Seafood Safety and Marketing: The Case of the Deepwater Horizon Tragedy.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 98(Number 2, 2016):643-647.

Vickner, Steven S. “Estimating the Implicit Price of Convenience.” Agribusiness: An International Journal. 31(Number 2, 2015):281-292.

Vickner, Steven S. “A USDA-Certified Biobased Product Introduction.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 95(Number 2, 2013):512-518.

Vickner, Steven S. “When Deep Pockets Open: How to Estimate the Economic Impact of Government Spending Programs.” Planning. (December 2009):30-32.

Thor, Eric III, DeeVon Bailey, Alejandro R. Silva, and Steven S. Vickner. “Economic Analysis of Incentives for Foreign Direct Investment in Argentina and Uruguay.” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. 10(2007):19-40.

Vickner, Steven S., DeeVon Bailey, and Al Dustin. “University-Retail Industry Partnerships as a Means to Analyze Consumer Response.” Western Economics Forum. 5(Number 2, Fall 2006):36-40.

Kalaitzandonakes, Nicholas, Leonie A. Marks, and Steven S. Vickner. “Sentiments and Acts Towards Genetically Modified Foods.” International Journal of Biotechnology. 7(Numbers 1/2/3, 2005):161-177.

Kalaitzandonakes, Nicholas, Leonie A. Marks, and Steven S. Vickner. “Media Coverage of Biotech Foods and Influence on Consumer Choice.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 86(Number 5, 2004):1238-1246.

Marks, Leonie A., Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, and Steven S. Vickner. “Evaluating Consumer Response to GM Foods: Some Methodological Considerations.” Current Agriculture, Food & Resource Issues. 4(2003):80-94.

Vickner, Steven S. and Stephen P. Davies. “Estimating Strategic Price Response using Cointegration Analysis.” Agribusiness: An International Journal. 18(Number 2, 2002):131-144.

Vickner, Steven S. Food Securities: Where Wall Street Meets Main Street.” Choices.16(Winter 2001-2002):11-14.

Vickner, Steven S. and Stephen I. Koch. “Hedonic Pricing, Information, and the Market for Thoroughbred Yearlings.” Journal of Agribusiness. 19(Fall 2001):173-189.

Vickner, Steven S., Stephen P. Davies, Joan R. Fulton, and Valerie L. Vantreese. “Estimating Market Power and Pricing Conduct for Private Label and National Brands in a Product-Differentiated Oligopoly.” Journal of Food Distribution Research. 31(2000):26-38.

Vickner, Steven S. and Stephen P. Davies. “Estimating Strategic Price Response in a Product-Differentiated Oligopoly.” Agribusiness: An International Journal. 16(Number 2, 2000):125-140.

Vickner, Steven S. and Stephen P. Davies. “Estimating Market Power and Pricing Conduct in a Product-Differentiated Oligopoly.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics (JAAE). 31(1999):1-13. [1999 JAAE Outstanding Article Award]

Marchant, Mary A., Sayed Saghaian, and Steven S. Vickner. “Trade and Foreign Direct Investment Management Strategies for U.S. Processed Food Firms in China.” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. 2(1999):131-143.

Vickner, Steven S. and Stephen P. Davies. “Comment: On the Estimation of Simultaneous-Equations Error-Components Models with an Application to a Model of Developing Country Foreign Trade.” Journal of Applied Econometrics. 13(1998):671.

Vickner, Steven S., Dana L. Hoag, W. Marshall Frasier, and James C. Ascough II. “A Dynamic Economic Analysis of Nitrate Leaching in Corn Production under Nonuniform Irrigation Conditions.”  American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 80(Number 2, 1998):397-408.

Research Activity

Funded Grants (Totaling $1,638,674)

Vickner, Steven S. (Principal Investigator). “Capital Scan for the Local Food System in Hawaii.” $34,000 grant awarded by the Arizona State University Knowledge Enterprise. July 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020.

Vickner, Steven S. (Principal Investigator). Troy Schmitz. (Co-Principal Investigator). “Economic Impact and Resiliency of Arizona’s Agricultural and Food Industries.” $78,832 grant awarded by the Arizona Department of Agriculture, Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2022.

Vickner, Steven S. “Earl O. Heady Decision Sciences Spreadsheet Competition.” $800 grant awarded by the AAEA Trust. January 14, 2015- July 27, 2015.

Vickner, Steven S. (Principal Investigator). Laura Tiu. (Collaborator). “Sustainable Management of Commercial Aquaculture: Implications for the Supply and Demand of Seafood.” $9,999 grant awarded by the United States Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Sea Grant Program. February 1, 2014- December 31, 2014.

Grewal, Parwinder S., Heping Zhu, Steven S. Vickner, and Yu Gao. (Co-Principal Investigators). “Sustainable Management of Grape Root Borer in Commercial Vineyards.” $199,797 grant awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Pest Management Alternatives Program. September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2014. 

Vickner, Steven S. United States Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency Travel Grant. $500 funded by the USDA-RMA to attend the Risk Navigator: Strategic Risk Management Workshop, San Diego, CA, November 18-19, 2008.

Vickner, Steven S. (Principal Investigator). “Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the Groundwater Management Plan in the Beryl-Enterprise Area.” $59,789 grant awarded by the State of Utah, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water Rights and the Utah Water Research Laboratory. March 1, 2007 - February 28, 2008.

Keith, John E., Chris Fawson, and Richard Krannich. (Principal Investigators). Steven S. Vickner, DeeVon Bailey, and Bruce Godfrey. (Collaborators). “Baseline Socioeconomic Study of Public Land Linkages to the State of Utah and Local Utah Communities.” $749,430 grant awarded by the State of Utah. March 1, 2006 - December 31, 2007.

Ward, Ruby and DeeVon Bailey. (Co-Principal Investigators). Steven S. Vickner and Wendy J. Umberger. (Collaborators). “Educating Livestock and Specialty Crop Producers about Risk and Opportunities Associated with Food Supply Chains.” $148,501 grant awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency. December 1, 2005 - December 31, 2006.

Vickner, Steven S. (Principal Investigator). “Estimating the Impact of Voluntary Labeling of Trans Fats on the Market Demand for Processed Foods.” $21,000 grant awarded by the Community/University Research Initiative (CURI). May 1, 2005 - June 30, 2006. 

Vickner, Steven S. and DeeVon Bailey. (Co-Principal Investigators). “Feasibility of Utah’s Own Beef Products.” $95,036 grant awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Business Service, Value-Added Producer Grant Program (VAPG). January 1, 2005 - December 31, 2005.

Vickner, Steven S. (Principal Investigator). “An Economic Evaluation of the ‘Utah’s Own’ Agricultural and Food Marketing Program.” $12,000 Graduate Assistantship for New Faculty grant. Fall 2004 - Summer 2005.

Debertin, David L., Steven G. Isaacs, and Steven S. Vickner. (Co-Principal Investigators). “Minimizing Capital Acquisition and Production Costs for Precision Farming Technologies.” $80,100 Phase IV Precision Agriculture Special grant awarded by the UK College of Agriculture. October 30, 2003 - October 30, 2004.

Marks, Leonie A.,Steven S. Vickner, and Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes. (Co-Principal Investigators). “Perceptions and Realities of Consumer Behavior Towards GM Foods.” $140,000 grant awarded by the Illinois-Missouri Biotech Alliance. July 15, 2001 - July 15, 2004. 

Vickner, Steven S. “Operating Funds for the Student Section of the American Agricultural Economics Association.” $6,000 grant awarded by the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA). August 2001 - July 2002.

Vickner, Steven S.  Lexington Campus Research Support Foreign Travel Grant. $1,100 funded by the UK Vice President for Research to present research results at the IAMAs World Food & Agribusiness Forum & Symposium, Sydney, Australia, June 25-27, 2001.

Vickner, Steven S.  Lexington Campus Research Support Foreign Travel Grant. $1,300 funded by the UK Vice President for Research to present research results at the IAMAs World Food and Agribusiness Congress and Forum, Florence, Italy, June 13-16, 1999.

Vickner, Steven S. Student Travel Grant. $500 funded by the AAEA Foundation to present research results at the AAEA Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, August 6-9, 1995.

Courses

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
BUS 384Business Operations & Planning
AGB 410Agribusiness Management
AGB 425Food Supply Networks
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
BUS 384Business Operations & Planning
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 250Resource Allocation
AGB 333Agribusiness Finance
BUS 384Business Operations & Planning
AGB 425Food Supply Networks
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 250Resource Allocation
BUS 384Business Operations & Planning
AGB 410Agribusiness Management

Honors/Awards

Teaching

2013 recipient of the Rodney F. Plimpton Outstanding Teacher Award for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State University

2006 recipient of the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award for the Western Agricultural Economics Association

2015 recipient of an AAEA Trust grant to develop and implement the Earl O. Heady Decision Sciences Spreadsheet Competition for the Agricultural & Applied Economics Associations Student Section

Member at Large (Teaching) for the Agricultural & Applied Economics Associations Agribusiness Economics and Management Section - elected by AAEA membership to develop teaching-related initiatives, 2012 - 2015

Faculty Advisor for the Agricultural & Applied Economics Associations Student Section - appointed as one of only four professors in the AAEA to manage the Student Section, 2011 - 2015

Faculty Advisor for the Agricultural & Applied Economics Associations Student Section - appointed as one of only four professors in the AAEA to manage the Student Section, 1998 - 2002

 

Research

1999 recipient of the Outstanding Article Award for the Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Career cumulative extramural funding awards as PI, co-PI, or collaborator: $1,604,674

Editorships

Managing Editor of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 2018 - Present

Chief Guest Editor of Special Issue of Sustainability entitled Sustainability in the Equine Industry, 2018 - Present

Editorial Council of the Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 2000 - 2003

Editorial Advisory Board of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 2001 - 2002

Professional Associations

International Food and Agribusiness Management Association

Agricultural & Applied Economics Association

Western Agricultural Economics Association

Service

W. P. Carey School of Business - Council of Teaching Leads, Fall 2019 - Present

W. P. Carey School of Business - Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Fall 2019 - Present

W. P. Carey School of Business - Undergraduate Academic Standards Committee, Fall 2019 - Present

Consulting

Dr. Vickner has consulted and collaborated with numerous organizations in the food, beverage, and agricultural industries including ConAgra, Unilever, Kraft General Foods, Tropicana, Celestial Seasonings, Safeway, Associated Food Stores, AC Nielsen, IRI, USDA, Valley Irrigation, Keeneland, and various trade associations.