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Tom Vukina


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Tomislav Vukina is a Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University.  He earned his Ph.D. in Economics – Marine Resources from the University of Rhode Island in 1991, and came to NCSU in 1993. Dr. Vukina is the author of numerous refereed journal articles, research bulletins, and extension, business and trade publications. Among many other outlets, he has published in International Journal of Industrial Organization, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Labor Economics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Health Economics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, and Land Economics. His research and extension programs are focused on economic organization of agriculture, economics of incentives and information, and personnel economics. He is nationally and internationally known by his work in economics of agricultural contracts and economics of the poultry industry. He has been invited on numerous occasions by industry leaders, producer associations, government officials, advocacy groups, lawyers and mass media to give talks and provide professional assessments and commentaries regarding a variety of issues related to poultry industry and agricultural contracts in general. He teaches courses in microeconomics, industrial organization and agricultural contracts and advises graduate students writing dissertations in various fields of applied microeconomics. Dr. Vukina coordinated many domestic and international projects and served as a consultant to governments, NGOs, and public and private companies.

RePEc Profile


ARE 301 Intermediate Microeconomics
ARE 425 Contracts and Organizations in Agriculture
ECG 701 Microeconomics I

Recently Published

Nestic, D. and T. Vukina. “Examining the Prevalence of Obesity in Croatia: The Story of the Mediterranean Diet.” Economia agro-alimentare / Food Economy, (2020): forthcoming.

Vukina, T. and D. Nestic. Paying for Animal Welfare? A Hedonic Analysis of Egg Prices. Agribusiness: an International Journal, 36 (2020): 613-630.

Zheng, Y., T. Vukina and X. Zheng. Risk Aversion, Moral Hazard and Gender Differences in Health Care Utilization. The Geneva Risk and Insurance Review (2020) DOI:

Wang, Z. and T. Vukina. Sorting into Contests: Evidence from Production Contracts. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (2019).

Working Papers

Sohae Eve Oh and Tomislav Vukina: “The Price of Cage-Free Eggs: Social Cost of Proposition 12 in California.”

Sohae Eve Oh and Tomislav Vukina: “Estimating Parental Demand for Children’s Screen Time in the Model of Family Labor Supply.”

Most Cited Publications

Hog operations, environmental effects, and residential property values

The league composition effect in tournaments with heterogeneous players: An empirical analysis of broiler contracts

Integrator contracts with many agents and bankruptcy


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