Industrial Organization of the Agri-Food System

Industrial Organization of the Agri-Food System

Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization is a research, teaching, and outreach program focusing on competitive issues in the food industry. This is an important area given the ongoing industrialization of agriculture and the consequent effects of contracting, vertical integration, information sharing, alliances, mergers and acquisitions, product differentiation, quality transmission, and the evolution of public policy relating to such issues as industry concentration, captive supplies, contracting rules certification and labeling regimes, mandatory price reporting, intellectual property rights, food safety, agri-environmental regulation.

The Center for Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization and the Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization encourage and support research in these areas.

Faculty

Azzeddine Azzam
Agricultural and Food Economics
Konstantinos Giannakas
Industrial Organization, Food Policy, Regulatory Economics, Economics of Innovation and Product Differentiation
Chris Gustafson
Behavioral Economics and Health Disparities
Jeff Royer
Industrial Organization and Vertical Integration, Firm Theory, Agricultural Cooperatives, Operations Research Methods
Lia Nogueira
Food and Agricultural Trade
Emie Yiannaka
Economics of intellectual property rights. Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization. Economics of Food Innovations