Dr. Barry Goodwin, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Economics, was named a top-10 economist in North Carolina by IDEAS, the largest bibliographic database dedicated to economics. He also received the Publication of Lasting Impact Award from the Agricultural Finance and Management Section of the Applied and Agricultural Economics Association. His publication, Farm Income Variability and the Supply of Off-Farm Labor, is a timeless work in the field of agricultural and resource economics.
Barry has devoted his career to teaching and research in the economics of agriculture. His research program has addressed a range of important issues in public policy analysis, international trade, crop insurance, economic history, and applied econometrics. He received his Ph.D. in economics at North Carolina State University. He also holds degrees from Troy State and Mississippi State University. He has held faculty positions at Kansas State University, the Ohio State University, and at North Carolina State University, where he is currently William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Economics.
Barry’s published research has received numerous awards and is widely cited in leading journals. He also occupies prominent positions on several citation indexes. While his research contributions are very broad in scope, he has made especially important and lasting contributions in the areas of market integration, crop insurance, and the effects of farm programs on farm level decisions. His public policy research has been used by policymakers in the construction and evaluation of crop insurance programs and in international trade negotiations.
The faculty from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Poole College of Management congratulate Barry on his most recent achievements.