Michael K. Wohlgenant

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolina State University

Michael K. Wohlgenant


Ph.D., agricultural economics, University of California, Davis; M.S., agricultural economics, Montana State University

Summary of Experience

Professor Wohlgenant specializes in the development of economic models related to agricultural marketing, innovation, policy, and price analysis, including farm-to-retail price linkages. He has had extensive commodity experience, including work on applied price and marketing problems for dairy, beef, pork, poultry, eggs, grapes, wine, sugar, tobacco, cotton, and horticultural crops. Professor Wohlgenant's research has been widely published in leading professional journals, and he has won best article awards in four journals, including the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. He is also the recipient of a Publication of Enduring Quality Award from the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA), and he is a past editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. For outstanding service to the profession of agricultural economics, he was elected a fellow of the AAEA in 2001.

Professor Wohlgenant has served as an expert witness in federal and state court and in regulatory proceedings, including a cattle import investigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission. He has also served as an economic consultant for RTI International, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office. He is signatory to three amicus curiae briefs submitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals related to innovation incentives in the pharmaceutical industry.

AG Contacts

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