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Walter Thurman

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Walter Thurman conducts research in agricultural markets the economics and political economy of agricultural and natural resource policy. His published work includes empirical studies of quota schemes in the United States for peanuts and tobacco, analysis of the effects of the Clean Water and Clear Air Acts, compensation schemes in the poultry industry, and the economics of bees. He currently is studying the land trust movement and the rise of markets for crop pollination services.

Courses Taught

  • ARE 311 – Agricultural Markets
  • ECG 701 – Microeconomics I
  • ECG 741 – Agricultural Production & Supply


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Top Publications

Testing the theory of tournaments: An empirical analysis of broiler production

“Don’t Count Your Chickens…”: Risk and Risk Shifting in the Broiler Industry

The poultry market: Demand stability and industry structure