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Jean-Paul Chavas

Anderson-Bascom Professor, Agricultural and Applied Economics
E-Mail Address:
Telephone: (608) 261-1944
Fax: (608) 262-4376
Office Address: 518 Taylor Hall
427 Lorch St.
Madison, WI  53706
Interests: Economics of Agriculture; Price Dynamics; Technological Change; Applied Econometrics, The Economics of Trade; Welfare and Policy Analysis.
Office Hours: By appointment
I work on the economics of agriculture in the US and around the world. This includes the economics of biotechnology, the linkages between agriculture and ecological management, the economics of risk and dynamics applied to agriculture and food markets, and economic and trade policy.

Education

Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1978.
M.S., Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1976.
Ingénieur Agricole, I.S.A.R.A., Lyon, France, 1972.
License ès Sciences Naturelles, University of Lyon, France, 1972

Recent Papers & Publications

  • Kim, K., J.P. Chavas, B. Barham and J. Foltz. "Rice, Irrigation and Downside Risk: A Quantile Analysis of Risk Exposure and Mitigation on Korean Farms" European Review of Agricultural Economics.
  • Barham B., J.P. Chavas, D. Fitz, V. Ríos Salas, L. Schechter. 2013. "The roles of risk and ambiguity in technology adoption" Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul. 2013. "On the Microeconomics of Food and Malnutrition Under Endogenous Discounting" European Economic Review 59:80-96
  • Shi, G., Jean-Paul Chavas and J. Lauer. 2013. "Effects of Biotechnology on Maize Productivity and Yield Risk" Nature Biotechnology 31:111-114
  • Shi G., J.P. Chavas and J. Lauer. 2013. "An Analysis of Selectivity in the Productivity Evaluation of Biotechnology: An Application to Corn" American Journal of Agricultural Economics 95:739=754
  • Chavas J.P., D. Hummels and B. Wright 2013. University of Chicago Press.
  • Chavas, J.P., D. Hummels and B. Wright. "The Economics of Food Price Volatility: Introduction." in Chavas, J.P., D. Hummels and B. Wright, ed. The Economics of Food Price Volatility. University of Chicago Press, 2013,
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul and W. Briec. 2012. "On Economic Efficiency under Non-Convexity" Economic Theory 50:671-701
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul, Bradford L. Barham, , Jeremy Foltz and Kwansoo Kim. 2012. "Analysis and Decomposition of Scope Economies : R&D at U.S. Research Universities" Applied Economics 44:1387-1404:43
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul. 2012. "The Economics of Bargaining between Manufactureres and Retailers: When Do Slotting Fees Arise?" International Journal of Advances in Management and Economics 1:20-26
  • Shi, Guanming, Jean-Paul Chavas, K. Stiegert and X. Meng. 2012. "An Analysis of Bundle Pricing: The Case of Biotech Seeds" Agricultural Economics 43:125-139
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul. 2012. "LeChatelier Principle and the Effects of Trade Policy under Induced Innovation" Theoretical Economic Letters 2:239-251
  • Kim, K., Jean-Paul Chavas, B. Barham and J. Foltz. 2012. "Specialization, Diversification and Productivity: A Panel Data Analysis of Rice Farms in Korea" Agricultural Economics 43:1-14
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul. 2012. "On Learning and the Economics of Firm Efficiency: A State-Contingent Approach " Journal of Productivity Analysis 37:53-62
  • Shi, Guanming and Jean-Paul Chavas . 2012. "Market Concentration and the Analysis of Vertical Organization " Interntaional Journal of Marketing Studies 4:1-6
  • Jeremy D. Foltz, Bradford L. Barham, Jean-Paul Chavas and Kwansoo Kim. 2012. "Efficiency and Technological Change at US Research Universities" Journal of Productivity Analysis 37:171-186
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul, B. Barham, J. Foltz and K. Kim. 2012. "Analysis and Decomposition of Scope Economies: R&D at U.S. Research Universities" Applied Economics 44:1387-1404
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul and S. Di Falco. 2012. "On the Productive Value of Crop Biodiversity: Evidence from the Highlands of Ethiopia" Land Economics 88:58-74
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul and S. Di Falco. 2012. "On the Role of Risk versus Economies of Scope in Farm Diversification with an Application to Ethiopian Farms" Journal of Agricultural Economics
  • Foltz, J.D., B.L. Barham, Jean-Paul Chavas and K. Kim. 2012. "Efficiency and Technological Change at US Research Universities" Journal of Productivity Analysis
  • Stiegert, K., G. Shi and Jean-Paul Chavas. "Spatial Pricing of Genetically Modified Hybrid Corn Seeds." in C. Carter, G. Moschini and I. Sheldon, ed. GM Food and Global Welfare. Emerald Pub., 2011,
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul and Walter Briec. 2011. "On Economic Efficiency under Non-Convexity" Economic Theory
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul. 2011. "Agricultural Policy in an Uncertain World" European Review of Agricultural Economics 8:383-407
  • Shi, G., K. Stiegert and Jean Paul Chavas. 2011. "An Analysis of Bundle Pricing in Horizontal and Vertical Markets: The Case of the U.S. Cottonseed Market" Agricultural Economics 42:77-88
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul and M. Baggio. 2011. "On the Consumer Value of Diversity: An Application to Italian Fish" Journal of Agricultural Economics 62:604-629
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul. 2011. "On the Microeconomics of Diversification under Learning " Journal of Economics 104:25-47
  • Shi, G. and Jean Paul Chavas. 2011. "The Effects of Vertical Organization on the Pricing of Differentiated Products" Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 36:448-464
  • Valvekar, M.B., Jean-Paul Chavas, B.W. Gould and V.E. Cabrera. 2011. "Revenue Risk Management, Risk Aversion and the Use of Livestock Gross Margin for Dairy Cattle Insurance" Agricultural Systems 104:671-678
  • Guanming Shi and Jean-Paul Chavas. 2011. "The Effects of Vertical Organization on the Pricing of Differentiated Products " Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 36:448-464
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul and Walter Briec. 2011. "On Economic Efficiency under Non-Convexity" Economic Theory
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul and Walter Briec. 2011. "On Economic Efficiency under Non-Convexity" Economic Theory
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul and Walter Briec. 2011. "On Economic Efficiency under Non-Convexity" Economic Theory
  • Stiegert, Kyle, Guanming Shi, Jean-Paul Chavas. "Spatial Pricing of Genetically Modified Corn Seeds." in Genetically Modified Food and Global Welfare. 2011,
  • Shi, Guanming, Jean-Paul Chavas, Kyle Stiegert. 2010. "An Analysis of the Pricing of Traits in the U.S. Corn Seed Market" American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92(5):1324-1338
  • Stiegert, Kyle, Guanming Shi, Jean-Paul Chavas. 2010. "Innovation, Integration, and Biotech Revolution: The Case of U.S. Seed Markets" Choices 25(2)
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul. 2009. "On the Productive Value of Biodiversity" Environmnetal and Resource Economics 42:109-131
  • Mehta, A. and Jean-Paul Chavas. 2008. "Responding to the Coffee Crisis: What can we learn from Price Dynamics?" Journal of Development Economics 85:282-311
  • DiFalco, S. and Jean-Paul Chavas. 2008. "Rainfall Shocks, Resilience and the Effects of Crop Biodiversity on Agroecosystem Productivity" Land Economics 64:83-96
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul. 2008. "A Cost Approach to Economic Analysis under State-Contingtent Production Uncertainty" American Journal of Agricultural Economics 90:435-446
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul. 2008. "On Fair Allocations" Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 68:258-272
  • Stanger, T.F., J. Lauer and Jean-Paul Chavas . 2008. "Long-Term Cropping Systems: The Profitability and Risk of Cropping Systems Featuring Different Rotations and Nitrogen Rates " Agronomy Journal 100:105-113
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul. 2008. "On Storage Behavior under Imperfect Competition, with Application ot the American Cheese Market" Review of Industrial Organization 33:325-339
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul. 2008. "On The Economics of Agricultural Production" Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 52:365-380
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul and Daniel W. Bromley. 2008. "On the Origins and Evolving Role of Money" Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 164:624-651
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul and Kwansoo Kim. 2006. "An Econometric Analysis of the Effects of Market Liberalization on Price Dynamics and Price Volatility" Empirical Economics 31(1):65-82
  • Di Falco, Salvatore and Jean-Paul Chavas . 2006. "Crop Genetic Diversity, Farm Productivity and the Management of Environmental Risk in Rainfed Agriculture" European Review of Agricultural Economics 33(3):289-314
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul. 2006. "A Global Analysis of Constrained Behavior: The LeChatelier Principle “in the Large”" Southern Economic Journal 72(3):627-644
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul and Z. Bouamra-Mechemache. 2006. "Efficiency Measurements and the Gains from Trade under Transaction Costs" Journal of Productivity Analysis 26:67-85
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul and Z. Bouamra-Mechemache. 2006. "The Economic Efficiency of Policy Reform and Partial Market Liberalization Under Transaction Costs" Bulletin of Economic Research 58 (3):161-191
  • Dhar, Tirtha, Jean-Paul Chavas, Ronald W. Cotterill and Brian W. Gould. 2005. "An Econometric Analysis of Brand Level Strategic Pricing Between Coca Cola Company and PepsiCo." Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 14(4):905-931
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul and Kwansoo Kim. 2005. "An Econometric Analysis of Price Dynamics in the Presence of a Price Floor: The Case of American Cheese" Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 37(1):21-35
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul . Risk Analysis in Theory and Practice. New York: Elsevier, 2004.
  • Kim, Kwansoo and Jean-Paul Chavas . 2002. "A Dynamic Analysis of the Effects of a Price Support Program on Price Dynamics and Price Volatility" Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 27:495-514
  • Bouamra-Mechemache, Z., Jean-Paul Chavas, T.L. Cox and V. Réquillart . 2002. "EU Dairy Policy Reform and Future WTO Negotiations: A Spatial Equilibrium Analysis" Journal of Agricultural Economics 53 :233-257
  • Boumara-Mechemache, Z., Jean-Paul Chavas, T.L. Cox and V. Réquillart . 2002. "Partial Market Liberalization and the Efficiency of Policy Reform: The Case of the European Dairy Sector" American Journal of Agricultural Economics 84:1003-1020
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul and Daniel Mullarkey . 2002. "On the Valuation of Uncertainty in Welfare Analysis" American Journal of Agricultural Economics 84:23-38
  • Holt, Matthew and Jean-Paul Chavas. "The Econometrics of Risk." in Richard E. Just and Rulon D. Pope, Editors, ed. A Comprehensive Assessment of the Role of Risk in U.S. Agriculture. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002, pp.213-242.
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul. "On The Productive Value of Biodiversity" Environmental and Resource Economics.
  • Mehta, Aashish and Jean-Paul Chavas. "Responding to the Coffee Crisis: What can we learn from price dynamics?" Journal of Development Economics.
  • Baggio, Michele and Jean-Paul Chavas. "On the Consumer Value of Complementarity: A Benefit Function Approach" American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
  • Di Falco, Salvatore, and Jean-Paul Chavas. "On Crop Diversity, Risk exposure and Food Security in the Highlands of Ethiopia" American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul, Josh Posner and Janet Hedtcke. "Organic and Conventional Production Systems in the Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trial: Economic and Risk Analysis" Agronomy Journal.
  • Chavas Jean-Paul and Michele Baggio. "On the Consumer Value of Diversity"
  • Shi, Guanming, Jean-Paul Chavas and Kyle Stiegert. "An Analysis of Bundle Pricing: The Case of the Corn Seed Market"
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul and Salvatore Di Falco . "Complementarity, Convexity and the Productive Value of Biodiversity: Evidence from an Agroecosystem in Ethiopia"
  • Di Falco, S. and Jean-Paul Chavas. "Crop Biodiversity and the Management of Production Risk on Degraded Lands: Some Evidence from the Highlands of Ethiopia." in R. Bluffstone and G. Köhlin, ed. Agricultural Investments and Productivity: Building Sustainability in East Africa. 2011: RFF,
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul and W. Briec. "On Economic Efficiency under Non-Convexity" Economic Theory (2012).
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul, B. Barham, J. Foltz and K. Kim. "Analysis and Decomposition of Scope Economies: R&D at U.S. Research Universities" Applied Economics (2012).
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul and S. Di Falco. "On the Productive Value of Crop Biodiversity: Evidence from the Highlands of Ethiopia" Land Economics (2012).
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul and S. Di Falco. "On the Role of Risk versus Economies of Scope in Farm Diversification with an Application to Ethiopian Farms" Journal of Agricultural Economics (2012).
  • Foltz, J.D., B.L. Barham, Jean-Paul Chavas and K. Kim. "Efficiency and Technological Change at US Research Universities" Journal of Productivity Analysis (2012) .
  • Shi, G. and Jean Paul Chavas. "Market Concentration and the Analysis of Vertical Organization" International Journal of Marketing Studies (2012) .
  • Chavas, Jean-Paul. "On Learning and the Economics of Firm Efficiency: A State-Contingent Approach" Journal of Productivity Analysis (2012).
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