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James Dunn, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Agricultural Economics
James Dunn, Ph.D.
203 Armsby
University Park, PA 16802
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Work Phone: 814-863-8625

Education

  1. Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University, 1977

Research Interests

My research is in the areas of agricultural marketing, agricultural policy, economics of the food system, and trade.

Outreach/Extension Interests

My extension is in the areas of agricultural markets, agricultural policy, economics of the food system, risk management and trade. I also work in these same areas in the many of the Newly Independent States of Europe.

Current/Recent Courses

  • AG BM 102, Economics of the Food System
  • AG BM 460, Managing the Food System.

Recent Awards and Recognition

W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award, 2008 (with H. Louis Moore)

Biographical Sketch

James W. Dunn is a Professor of Agricultural Economics at Pennsylvania State University. Jim has been at Penn State since 1977, doing teaching, research, and extension in the areas of agricultural marketing, agricultural policy, food industry economics, and trade. He works especially in the areas of agricultural markets and price risk management. He teaches about the Economics of the Food System and Marketing Decisions. He is also the undergraduate coordinator for the Agribusiness Management Program.

Jim grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He earned his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University, and previous degrees from South Dakota State University. He has worked in Ireland, Mexico, Australia, Namibia, and 12 of the newly independent states in Eastern and Central Europe. He spent the latter half of 1995 as a Congressional Fellow working on the Farm Bill out of Senator Rick Santorum's office. From 1999 to 2002, he was director of the Cooperative Business Education and Research Program. In 2008, he and H. Louis Moore were the winners of the W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award.

Publications

Dunn, Jim and Lou Moore. 2010. Where Input Costs, Credit are Headed. American Agriculturalist , p. 28.

Dunn, James, Bill Tomek, and Todd Schmit. 2010. Exports Could Energize Higher Prices for Grains. American Agriculturalist , p. 29.

Dunn, Jim and Lou Moore. 2010. Why Ag Land Prices are Holding Steady. American Agriculturalist , p. 28.

Dunn, James and Virginia Ishler. 2010. Income Over Feed Cost: A 10-Year Perspective. Lancaster Farming , April 24, 2010, p. A-12.