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  • I serve as the director of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, associate dean in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, and professor of economics. I am responsible for helping facilitate research, outreach, and engagement success of faculty and staff associated with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station.

    I am an agricultural economist who is interested in agricultural marketing, farm management, policy, and agribusiness risk management. My published and on-going research focuses on a broad range of issues, including crop price dynamics and forecasting, market valuation of food quality characteristics, management of invasive species and pests, farm policy analysis, crop insurance, fertilizer market dynamics, wine pricing, co-operatives, among others. I also work with interdisciplinary teams of scientists to analyze the agronomic and economic effectiveness of alternative cropping systems, trade-offs of alternative soil management strategies, and cover crops.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2021 Quality forecasts: Predicting when and how much markets value higher-protein wheatCanadian Journal of Agricultural Economics.  69:465-490. 2021
    2021 The Impacts of Biofuel Policies on Spatial and Vertical Price Relationships in the US Fertilizer IndustryApplied Economic Perspectives and Policy.  43:802-822. 2021
    2020 The Impact of Trade Openness on Relative Equipment Prices: Lessons from Latin AmericaEconomica.  87:938-984. 2020
    2020 The Role of Spatial Density and Technological Investment on Optimal Pricing Strategies in the Grain Handling IndustryReview of Industrial Organization.  57:27-58. 2020
    2020 Are Fertilizer Capacity Expansion Announcements #FakeNews?Choices.  Quarter 2. 2020
    2020 The History, Consolidation, and Future of the U.S. Nitrogen Fertilizer Production IndustryChoices.  Quarter 2. 2020
    2020 Households' public library use across the school calendarLibrary and Information Science Research.  42:101012-101012. 2020
    2019 Agro‐Economic Returns were Reduced for Four Years after Conversion from Perennial ForageAgronomy Journal.  111:2293-2302. 2019
    2019 Does Farm Size Matter? Distribution of Crop Insurance Subsidies and Government Program Payments across U.S. FarmsApplied Economic Perspectives and Policy.  41:498-518. 2019
    2019 An alternative approach to measuring demand changes in meat marketsInternational Food and Agribusiness Management Review.  22:397-412. 2019
    2019 Don't Judge a Wine by Its Closure: Price Premiums for Corks in the U.S. Wine MarketJournal of Wine Economics.  14:3-25. 2019
    2018 Modeling Joint Dependence of Invasive Pests: The Case of the Wheat Stem SawflyJournal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.  42:172-194. 2018
    2017 Fallow replacement and alternative nitrogen management for reducing nitrate leaching in a semiarid regionNutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems.  108:279-296. 2017
    2017 Revisiting the determinants of futures contracts success: the role of market participantsAgricultural Economics: the journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists.  48:175-185. 2017
    2016 Crime and punishment: the role of student body characteristics in schools’ disciplinary behavioursApplied Economics.  48:1402-1415. 2016
    2016 Forecasting a Moving Target: The Roles of Quality and Timing for Determining Northern U.S. Wheat BasisJournal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.  41:25-41. 2016
    2015 Decoupling direct payments: potential impacts of the 2014 farm bill on farm debtAgricultural Finance Review.  75:434-449. 2015
    2015 Intensification of dryland cropping systems for bio-feedstock production: Evaluation of agronomic and economic benefits of Camelina sativaIndustrial Crops and Products.  71:114-121. 2015
    2015 On understanding inconsistent disciplinary behaviour in schoolsApplied Economics Letters.  22:772-776. 2015
    2015 Pea in Rotation with Wheat Reduced Uncertainty of Economic Returns in Southwest MontanaAgronomy Journal.  107:541-550. 2015
    2015 The role of simulations in econometrics pedagogyWiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Statistics.  7:160-165. 2015
    2014 Coal power plant emission exposure and its effect on education accessJournal of Public Health: Zeitschrift fuer Gesundheitswissenschaften.  22:313-321. 2014
    2014 Tillage of Cover Crops Affects Soil Water, Nitrogen, and Wheat Yield ComponentsAgronomy Journal.  106:1497-1508. 2014
    Can Equitable Punishment Be Mandated? Estimating Impacts of Sentencing Guidelines on Disciplinary DisparitiesSSRN Electronic Journal
    Impacts of Agricultural Management Systems on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Highly Simplified Dryland LandscapesSustainability.  11:3223-3223.
    Vulnerability of dryland agricultural regimes to economic and climatic changeEcology and Society: a journal of integrative science for resilience and sustainability.  23.

    Full Name

  • Anton Bekkerman
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    46 College Road

    Durham, NH  03824

    United States