Department: Agricultural and Applied Economics

Jeffrey Alwang

Jeffrey AlwangProfessor
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Expert in international trade and development; and international community resource planning and development

alwangj@vt.edu
540-231-6517
http://www.aaec.vt.edu/people/faculty/alwang-jeffrey.html

Expertise

  • Rural development
  • International agriculture
  • Conservation agriculture
  • Integrated pest management
  • International Development  — South America, Africa, Asia

Steve Blank

Steve BlankDepartment Head and Professor
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Expert in economics of agricultural products; risk management; business management; finance; and commodity marketing

scblank@vt.edu
540-231-2609
http://www.aaec.vt.edu/people/faculty/blank-steve.html

Expertise

  • Agricultural markets
  • Agricultural economics
  • Price analysis
  • Commodities
  • Financial and risk management
  • Profitability in agriculture

Darrell Bosch

Darrell BoschProfessor
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Expert in natural resource and environmental economics

bosch@vt.edu
540-231-5265
http://www.aaec.vt.edu/people/faculty/bosch-darrell.html

Expertise

  • Economic risks and returns
  • Environmental economics
  • Conservation agriculture
  • Non-point source pollution
  • Irrigation water management
  • Microeconomic theory
  • Economics of nonpoint source pollution control
  • Profitability of agriculture
  • Barriers to adoption of agricultural conservation investments

Kevin Boyle

Kevin J. BoyleProfessor and director of Program in Real Estate
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Expert in management and sustainability of forest resources; natural resource and environmental economics; and real estate

kjboyle@vt.edu
540-231-2907
http://www.aaec.vt.edu/people/faculty/boyle-kevin.html

Expertise

  • Forestry
  • Property value analysis
  • Environmental economics
  • Natural resources
  • Real estate
  • Realty
  • International development – Canada, Chile, Australia, Bangladesh, India

Richard Crowder

Richard CrowderProfessor and Thornhill Endowed Chair in Agricultural Trade
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Expert in U.S. trade and agricultural exports; former ambassador

rcrowder@vt.edu
540-231-0748
http://www.aaec.vt.edu/people/faculty/crowder-richard.html

Expertise

  • Trade negotiations
  • International trade
  • Exports
  • Tariffs
  • Risk management
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Distribution and finance
  • Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade

Mike Ellerbrock

Michael EllerbrockProfessor and director of the Center for Economic Education
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Expert in natural resource and environmental economics; social and technological changes affecting individuals, families, and communities

mebrock@vt.edu
540-231-7722
http://www.aaec.vt.edu/people/faculty/ellerbrock-michael.html

Expertise

  • Production and profitability of agriculture
  • Microeconomics of food and fiber systems
  • Peace economics
  • Community building
  • Science and religion