Renk Agribusiness Chair, Professor and Department Chair
433 Taylor Hall
427 Lorch St.
Madison, WI 53706
- Applied microeconomics, empirical industrial organization, innovation and intellectual property rights, and production economics
- Office Hours
- By appointment
I study the economics of industrial organization in the U.S and China. Much of my research focuses on firms' strategic behavior under imperfect competition including pricing, product offering, collusion, and intellectual property protection, with applications to biotechnology and innovation in the genetically modified seed industry. I am also interested in the adoption, profitability and impact of new technology, and emerging issues related to environment and development in developing economy.
- AAE 635: Applied Microeconomic Theory
- AAE 540: Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Technology
- AAE 724: Practicum for Applied Economists
Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2005
M.S., Community Development and Applied Economics, University of Vermont, 1999
B.S., International Finance, Fudan University, 1995