Duke Lab

Welcome to Dr. Josh Duke’s laboratory, Head & Professor of Auburn’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology.

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Research Opportunities

As Chair, Dr. Duke believes that other faculty should get the first choice of PhD graduate students.  Therefore, Dr. Duke requests that prospective students please contact other department faculty members for research opportunities. Undergraduate and Masters students may contact the lab manager for small-scale project opportunities.

Several of Dr. Duke’s research areas working:

  • The Economics of Nonpoint Source Pollution Control. Research assistants are sought to contribute to on-going research involving the behavior leading to nonpoint source pollution and the economics of corrective policies. Topics include investigating best management practice incentives, water quality trading, reverse auctions, and input taxes. Driving this effort is the goal of collaborative efforts leading to journal article publication on topics of importance to agricultural economy and broader social welfare.
  • Land Use Economics and Policy. Research assistants are sought to contribute to on-going research involving land conservation and preservation. Research also involves property rights and institutions. Topics include assessing government policies, explaining incentives, and policy design. Driving this effort is the goal of collaborative efforts leading to journal article publication on topics of importance to agricultural economy and broader social welfare.
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Contact

Department Head & Professor
203 Comer Hall
Auburn Univ, AL 36849

News & Lab Research

Lab Activities

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From September to December 2019, Dr. Duke hosted four visiting scholars of Agricultural Economics from Huazhong Agricultural University, China. During their stay, Dr.Duke helped them to enroll in classes like Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Production Economics and Agribusiness Finance from AgEcon Department and Microeconometrics from Econ Department.

Meanwhile, with the help of Dr. Liu, Dr. Duke provided a variety of research training to these visiting scholars including

  • Weekly lab meetings to read and discuss journal papers which were selected according to their research interests;
  • Tips on writing a journal article and identifying a targeting journal;
  • Inviting them to partly participate in ongoing projects. To practice their presentation skills and oral English, the lab also offered them to present their own research in China and Dr.Duke provided suggestions and comments to each of them.

(Person in the picture from left to right: Xutao Qu, Chenchen Tang, Dr. Duke, Dr. Liu, Huan Mao, and Liwen Yuan)

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Impact Measures

Citation metrics from Thomson-Reuters

840 citations on 46 Web of Science articles as of 9/30/19, with 14 h-index and 7.9% self-cites.  2,143 citations from Google Scholar.  On Mendeley, 853 citations with 37,655 views.

When compared to the other 197 PhD graduates in 1998 from all 37 Applied Economics PhD programs in the U.S. and Canada, the names of whom were published in AJAE, these citations rank 7th of 197 (top 3.5%) on Thomson-Reuters (analysis conducted November 2015).