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Jeffrey Dorfman

Hugh C. Kiger Distinguished Professor

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Jeffrey Dorfman is the Hugh C. Kiger Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University. In this role, he will teach, perform research on the broad area of the economics and management of the food industry, and fill an extension role assisting growers, industry, and policy makers on topics of pricing, marketing, management, and policy issues. Previously, he spent four years as State Fiscal Economist of Georgia and 34 years as a professor of economics at The University of Georgia where he taught classes on the economics of the food industry, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and food policy. He has written four books, including a textbook on the economics and management of the food industry, and about one hundred scholarly articles. He was a regular columnist for Forbes and and a frequent economic expert on television and radio shows before being appointed state economist. Dr. Dorfman is a fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and a former editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE). A 2021 paper he co-authored was selected as the Outstanding AJAE Article of the Year.

Published Books
Bayesian Economics Through Numerical Methods
Economics and Management of the Food Industry