UW-Madison UW-Madison

Emeritus Faculty - Thomas L. Cox

E-Mail Address:
Telephone: (608) 262-9493
Fax: (608) 262-4376
Office Address: 520 Taylor Hall
427 Lorch St.Madison, WI  53706
Interests: Inter-regional Analysis of Domestic and International Dairy Policy; World Dairy Trade Issues; Marketing and Production Economics; Nonparametric and Econometric Methods; Analysis of Demand; Efficiency, and Technical Change
Office Hours: MWF 8:30 – 9:30 Engr Hall Café
MF 11:00-2:00 Office (by appointment)
W 1-3 HECC lab
TR 9-2 Office (by appointment)
My reaserch program is currently centered on the development, refinement and extension of spatial, interregional policy modeling of the US, Canadian, EU and world dairy sectors.

I have no extension appointment, but hopefully my research efforts contribute the the AAE extension/outreach in the dairy marketing/policy arena.

I have made numerous presentations to dairy farmeres, processors, policy makers and other professional concerning my dairy marketing and trade research. Prominent among these groups are the Wisconsin Professional Dairy Producers, DATCP, Minnesota and Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives, and the International Dairy Foods Association.


Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, 1984.
M.S., Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, 1980.
B.A., Science, Technology, and Society (Multidisciplinary), Vassar College, 1975.

Recent Papers & Publications

  • Cox, T.L and Yong Zhu (2005). . "Assessing World Dairy Markets and Policy Reforms: Implications for Developing Countries.." in Editors M. Ataman Aksoy and John C. Beghin, , ed. Global Agricultural Trade And Developing Countries. . World Bank, 2005,
  • Bouamra-Mechemeche, Z.,J.P. Chavas,, T.L. Cox, and V. Requillart (2003). . 2003. "Market Liberalization and the Efficiency of Policy Reform: The Case of the European Dairy Sector." American Journal of Agricultural Economics
  • Bouamra-Mechemeche, Z.,J.P. Chavas,, T.L. Cox, and V. Requillart (2002). . 2002. "EU Dairy Policy Reform and Future WTO Negotiations: A Spatial Equilibrium Analysis." Journal of Agricultural Economics 53(2):233-57.
  • Peng, Tingjun and Thomas L. Cox. "An Economic Analysis of the Impacts of Trade Liberalization on Asian Dairy Market." Dept. of Ag & App Econ. AAE Staff Paper Series University of Wisconsin-Madison
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