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Ashok Mishra

Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Chair in Food Management
Morrison School of Agribusiness

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Office:SANTN 230M
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PO BOX 871780
Tempe, AZ 85287-1780

Phone: 480-727-1288
Fax: (480)-727-1961
Email: Ashok.K.Mishra@asu.edu
Ashok Mishra

Job Title(s)
Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Chair; Professor of Agribusiness

Education

Ph.D. Economics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 1996.

M.S. Ag. Econ., Univeristy of Aberdeen, UK, 1989.

B.Sc. Ag. and Ag. Econ., G.B. Pant Univ. of Ag. and Tech. India, 1988.
 

Research Areas Food Security; 

Food Security

Agribusiness Finance and Management

Labor and Household Economics

Recent Consulting

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), New Delhi, 2015-present. 

European Commission, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (EU-IPTS) Local Level Food and Nutrition Security and the Role of Subsistence/Smallholder Farms: 2015-16.

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Climate change, income variability, and adoption of income diversification strategies: 2011-present.

European Commission Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) and Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS). Small farms but global markets: the role of small and family farms in food and nutrition security. 2015-2020.

European Commission, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (EU-IPTS) The Eurasian Wheat Belt: Future Perspectives on Regional and International Food Security: 2014-2015.

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Adoption of technology, income diversification, off-farm income in South Asian Countries: 2011-present.

European Commission, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (EU-IPTS) Cost of production: an international comparison: 2010-2011.

European Commission, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (EU-IPTS), Government transfers and their impacts on income and factors market: 2007-2010.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Decoupling farm payments and its impact on resource allocation: 2005-2007.

Current Projects

Koirala, K.H., Ashok K. Mishra, and S. Mohanty. “Impact of Land Ownership on Productivity and Efficiency of Rice Farmers: The Case of the Philippines.” In review Land Use Policy.

Khanal, A. and Ashok. K. Mishra. “Interlinked Farm Diversification Strategies: Accounting for Income, Structure and Environment.” In review  Journal of Agribusiness: An International Journal.

Mishra, Ashok K., and A. Khanal. “Stock Dividend Announcement and Stock Price Reaction: An Event Study Approach.” In review Economic Systems.

Mishra, Ashok K., and A. Khanal. “Effect of Health Insurance Coverage and Labor Allocation:  The Case of Beginning Farmers in the U.S.” In review Health Economics Review.

Khanal, A., Ashok K. Mishra, and M. Bhattarai. “Assessing the Impact of Weather Risk on Cropping Intensity: A Dynamic Panel Modeling Approach.” In review Land Economics.

Joo, H.  A. Khanal., and Ashok K. Mishra. “Off-Farm Income and its Impact on Food Security: Evidence from South Korea.” In review Global Food Security.

Khanal, A., Ashok K. Mishra, and W. Keithly. “Heterogeneity in Household Food Demand and the Role of Demographics: Evidence from a Developing Country.” In review Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Khanal, A., and Ashok K. Mishra. “Financial Performance of Small Farm Business Households: The Role of Information Technology.” In China Agricultural Economics Review.

Mishra, Ashok K. and H.S. El-Osta. “Occupational Choice in Later Life: Does Food Policy Matter?”  In review Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Mishra, Ashok K., V. Pede, S. Mohanty. “Impact of Transplant and Direct Seeded on Economic Profits of Rice Farmers in India.” In review Food Policy.

Koirala, K.H.. Ashok K. Mishra, and S. Mohanty “The Roe of Gender in Agricultural Productivity.” In review Journal of Gender Studies.

Academic Positions Held

Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Chair, Morrison School of Agribusines, WP Carey School of Business, Arizona State University: July 2015-present.

Donald E. Welge Endowed Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana State University and LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, February 2014—June 2015.

Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana State University and LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 2010—June 2015.

Adjunct Professor, Real Estate Research Institute, Department of Finance, E.J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University, July 2011-present.

Research Fellow, Social Sciences Division, International Rice Research Institute, Manila, Philippines, May 2013 to present.

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana State University AgCenter, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 2007-June 2010.

Senior Economist, Resource Economics Division, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington D.C., July 2003-June 2007.

Economist, Resource Economics Division, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington D.C., June 1997-June 2003.

Economist, Department of Environment, Health and Natural Resources, STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, Raleigh, NC., April 1996-May 1997.

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Economics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. January 1991-March 1996.

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards

Fellow, Northeastern Association of Agricultural Resource Economists, 2013

2013 LSU Distinguished Faculty Award, Louisiana State University

2013 Distinguished Achievement in Agriculture Award of Merit Gamma Sigma Delta, LSU Chapter

2012 Mid-Career Scholar Rainmaker Award, Louisiana State University

2012 Research Certificate of Merit, Gamma Sigma Delta, LSU Chapter

2007 American Journal of Agricultural Economics Outstanding Journal Article Award

2006 Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics Outstanding Journal Article Award

Citation of Excellence-1999. International recognition for outstanding contribution to the literature and body of knowledge for the paper published in Applied Economics. Awarded by Editorial Advisory Board of ANBAR, Anbar Electronic Intelligence, West Yorkshire, UK.

Awarded Sir Vincent Meredith Fellowship for graduate studies at McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1989-1990).

Awarded Overseas Development Administration (ODA) Scholarship and European Community Research Fellowship for M.Sc. studies at University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, U.K. (1988-1989).

Awarded University Sports Scholarship, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India (1987-1988).

Awarded University Merit Certificate for Academic Excellence, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India (1986-1988).

Teaching Award: Teacher Merit Honor Roll—Gamma Sigma Delta, 2010.

Teaching Award: Teacher Merit Honor Roll—Gamma Sigma Delta, 2011.

Teaching Award: Teacher Merit Honor Roll—Gamma Sigma Delta, 2012.

Teaching Award: Teacher Merit Honor Roll—Gamma Sigma Delta, 2013.

Sedberry Teaching Award for the Outstanding Graduate Teacher, 2015.

Professional Leadership

Chair, Economics Statistics, Information and Research Committee, American Agricultural Economics Association, 2014-2017.

Chair, Agricultural Finance and Management Section of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA), 2014-2015. 

Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU (2014-2015).

Council on Research, Louisiana State University, 2014—2015.

College of Agriculture Awards committee, 2014—2015.

Graduate Committee, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness,  LSU (2007-2015)

Junior Faculty Advisor, Agribusiness Club, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU (2013-2014)

Graduate Council, College of Agriculture, LSU (2012-2015)

Library  Committee (2007-2015)

College of Agriculture Promotion and Tenure Committee (2011-2014)

Awards Committee—Gamma Sigma Delta Society (2011-12)

Treasurer —Gamma Sigma Delta Society (2012-14)

Co-Chair, Selected Presentation Committee, American Agricultural Economics Association, 2008-2009.

Editor, Agricultural Economics: An International Journal; July 2015—present

Editor, Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy; January 2011—March 2014

Editor, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics; July 2007—June 2010

Associate Editor, Agricultural Finance Review; July 2010—present

Guest Editor, Journal of Land Use Policy, Vol. 29, issue 6; 2012

Editorial Council member, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics; July 20014—June 2017.

Corporate and Public Sector Leadership

Advisor and evaluation committee member, Italian Ministry for Education University and Research (MIUR), 2012-present. 

Member of the Advisory Board on project “Sustainability and Production Costs in the Global Farming Sector: Comparative Analysis and Methodologies”. Project funded by the European Commission, 2011.

Member of the Advisory Board on project “Assessing the Multiple Impacts of the Common Agricultural Policies (CAP) on Rural Economies (CAP-IRE)”. Project funded by the European Commission. 2007-2010.

Member, Working Group on “Economics and Social Drivers of Knowledge Management on Monitoring and Evaluation of Land Degradation” UNCCD’s Committee on Science and Technology, United Nations, 2008-2011.

Representative Publications
Mishra, Ashok K., and J. M. Gillespie.  “Hiring Preferences for Non-Immigrant Labor: The Case of the Seafood Professing Industry” Forthcoming Marine Resource Economics, 2015. 

Koirala, K.H., Ashok K. Mishra, J.M D’Antoni, and J. Mehlhorn. “Energy Prices and Agricultural Commodity Prices: Testing Correlation Using Copulas Method.” Energy Journal, Vol. 81(1), 2015: 430-436.

Mishra, Ashok K., K.A. Mottaleb, A. R. Khanal, and S. Mohanty.  “Abiotic Stress and Its Impact on Production Efficiency: The Case of Rice Farming in Bangladesh” Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, Vol. 199, 2014: 146-153. 

D’Antoni, J.M., Ashok K. Mishra, and A. R. Khanal. “Effect of Health Insurance Coverage on Labor Allocation: Evidence from US Farm Households.” Health Economics Review Journal, Vol. 4(19), 2014: 1-11.

Mishra, Ashok K., K.A. Mottaleb, and S. Mohanty.  “Impact of Off-Farm Income on Food Consumption Rural Bangladesh: An Unconditional Quantile Regression Approach” Agricultural Economics: An International, Vol. 46(2), 2015: 139-148.

Khanal, A.R., and Ashok K. Mishra. “Buying winners and selling losers” trading strategy profitable in the New Economy?” Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 21 (15) 2014: 1090-1093.

Khanal, A.R., Ashok K. Mishra, and K.H Koirala.Access to the Internet and Financial Performance of Small Business Households” Electronic Commerce Research, Volume 15, (2) 2015:159-175.

Khanal, A.R., Ashok K. Mishra, and K.A. Mottaleb. “Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions on Financial Performance: The U.S. Ethanol-Based Fuel Industry.” Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol. 61 (Feb), 2014: 138-145.

Joo, H., A. Khanal, and Ashok K. Mishra. “Farmers’ participation in Agritourism: Does it affect the Bottom Line?” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Vol. 42(3), 2013: 491-490.

Mishra, Ashok K. Mishra, J.M Fannin, and H. Joo.  “Off-Farm Work, Intensity of Government Payments, and Farm Exits: Evidence from a National Survey in the United States.”  Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 62(2), 2014: 283-306.

D’Antoni, J.M., Ashok K. Mishra, and A. R. Khanal. “Examining Labor Substitution: Does Family Matter for U.S. Cash Grain Farmers?” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Vol. 46(2), 2014: 273-284.

Mishra, Ashok K., and A. R. Khanal. “Is Participation in Agri-Environmental Programs Affected by Liquidity and Solvency.” Land Use Policy, Vol. 35, 2013: 163-170. 

Uematsu, H., A. R. Khanal, and Ashok K. Mishra. “The Impact of Natural Amenity on Farmland Values: A Quantile Regression Approach.” Land Use Policy, 33, 2013: 151-160.

Ahearn, M.C., H.S. El-Osta, and Ashok K. Mishra. “Considerations in Work Choices of U.S. Farm Households: The Role of Health Insurance.”  Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Vol. 38(1), 2013: 19-33.

Mishra, Ashok K., and C. B. Moss. “The Effect of Off-Farm Income on Farmland Values.” Economic Modelling, 32, 2013: 361-368.

Mishra, Ashok K., H. Uematsu, and J. Matt Fannin.  “Measuring Precautionary Wealth Using Cross-Sectional Data: The Case of Farm Households.” Review of the Economics of Households, Vol. 11(1) 2013: 131-141.

D’Antoni, J., Ashok K. Mishra., and J. Joo. “Farmers' Perception of Precision Technology:  The Case of Autosteer Adoption by Cotton Farmers.” Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Vol. 87 (Sept.) 2012: 121-128.

Uematsu, H., and Ashok K. Mishra. “Organic Farmers or Conventional Farmers: Where's the Money?” Ecological Economics, Vol. 78(2012): 55-62.

Chang, H.H. and Ashok K. Mishra. “Chemical Usage in Production Agriculture: Do Crop Insurance and Off-Farm Work Play a Part?” Journal of Environmental Management, 105(2012): 76-82.

Livingston, M.L. and Ashok K. Mishra. “Risk Attitudes and Premia of U.S. Corn and Soybean Farmers:  An Empirical Investigation.” Empirical Economics, Vol. 44(3): 2013: 1337-1351.

D’Antoni, J., Ashok K. Mishra, and A. Barkley. “Feast or Flee: Government Payments and Labor Migration from Agriculture.”  Journal of Policy Modeling, Vol. 34(2), 2012: 181-192.

Uematsu, H., Ashok K. Mishra, and R. Powell. “An Alternative Method to Estimate Income Variance in Cross-sectional Data.”  Applied Economics Letters, 2012, 19 (12): 1431-1436.

Mishra, Ashok K., H. Uematsu, and R. Powell. “Precautionary Wealth Income Uncertainty: A Household-Level Analysis” Journal of Applied Economics, XV (2), 2012: 353-369.

D’Antoni, J. and Ashok K. Mishra. “Determinants of Dairy Farmers Participation in the Milk Loss Contract Program.” Journal of Dairy Science, Vol. 95(1), 2012: 476-483.

Mishra, Ashok K. and H. H. Chang. “Can Off-Farm Employment Affect the Privatization of Social Safety Net? The Case of Self-Employed Farm Households.”  Food Policy, Vol. 37(1), 2012: 94-101.

D’Antoni, J. and Ashok K. Mishra. “Testing Dependence Using Copulas: The Case of Dual Employment.”  Applied Economics Letters, 2012, 19(13): 1265-1269.

Mishra, Ashok K., G.T. Livanis, and C.B. Moss. “Did the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 Affect Farmland Values?” Entropy, Vol. 13, 2011:668-682.

Gillespie, J. and Ashok K. Mishra. “Off-farm Employment and Reasons for Entering Farming as Determinants of Production Enterprise Selection in US Agriculture.” The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Vol. 55, 2011: 411-428.


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