- Climate Impacts on Agriculture and Agricultural Lending in the Southeast
- Farmers’ Financing Constraints and Entry and Exit
- Impact of Microbial Inoculation Technology on Farming Efficiency
Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology
310 Comer Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849
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.