Jeffrey RoyerEmeritus Professor

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Ph.D., Economics, Iowa State University, 1978. (Fields: Agricultural Marketing and Public Finance. Minor: Statistics.)
M.S., Economics, Iowa State University, 1977.
B.S. (with Distinction), Economics, Iowa State University, 1973. (Minor: Political Science.)
Washington Semester Program, School of Government and Public Administration, American University, Washington, D.C., 1972.


Jeffrey S. Royer is a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he teaches and conducts research in the areas of agricultural marketing and agribusiness management. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Iowa State University and has attended American University in Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining the University of Nebraska in 1990, Royer spent ten years with the Agricultural Cooperative Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.), where he led the agency's program of research, technical assistance, and education in financing farmer cooperatives. He also was on the faculty of North Carolina State University for two years.

Royer is well-known for his work in cooperative finance, taxation, and theory and is the author of numerous technical and popular publications. He served as the first editor of the Journal of Cooperatives from 1985 to 1988 and continues to serve on its editorial board. He also serves as book review editor and a member of the editorial board for Agribusiness: An International Journal and as secretary of the NCR-194 (Research on Cooperatives) regional research committee.

Royer has received the Distinguished Service Award from U.S.D.A. and the Silver Pen Award from the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives. His current research interests include analyzing the effects of cooperatives on imperfect markets and vertical coordination in agricultural raw product markets. He is co-editor of the book The Industrialization of Agriculture: Vertical Coordination in the U.S. Food System, published in 1998 by Ashgate Publishing of Aldershot, England.