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Andrew W. Stevens

Andrew W. Stevens

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Expert on applied agricultural and food policy with interests ranging from US agricultural production to consumer food demand and food security

Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Work: 608-263-3212 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @agronoeconomist


  • How do farmers choose what to plant? How do these choices affect farm profitability and shape the landscape in the short- and long-run?
  • What are the intended and unintended effects of public policies on agricultural production and environmental quality?
  • How does the environment affect agriculture? And how does agriculture affect the environment? Especially with respect to weather, climate, and water resources.
  • What are consumers willing to pay for different products or product attributes? What are the implications for food policy and supply chains?
  • How can we better understand the causes and consequences of food insecurity? What can public policy do to effectively and efficiently address this issue?


  • Delegate for the National Economic Education Delegation, committed to promoting a nonpartisan understanding of the economics of policy issues in the United States
  • Published research in top peer-reviewed journals such as the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, and Food Policy
  • Research featured in popular outlets including the Economist magazine, the Guardian newspaper, and the London School of Economics’ US Politics and Policy Blog
  • Affiliate at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Faculty Associate at the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, and Associated Faculty with the Water@UW–Madison group
  • Guest Editor for a series of peer-reviewed articles on the economics of soil health in the United States and around the world.