Affiliate Walter Thurman’s Research on Colony Collapse Disorder Recognized

September 13, 2013

North Carolina State University professor and Analysis Group affiliate Walter Thurman received the Outstanding American Journal of Agricultural Economics Article Award at the 2013 annual meeting of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association. The award was given for his coauthored paper "Honey Bee Pollination Markets and the Internalization of Reciprocal Benefits" (with professors Randal Rucker and Michael Burgett). On Aug. 1, 2013, Professor Thurman was invited to discuss the phenomenon of colony collapse disorder, and the ways beekeepers are responding to it, on Fox Business Channel's "Stossel." During the interview, he discussed the role of honey bee pollination markets in responding to bee diseases, and he noted that "we actually have more bee colonies in the United States today than we did before colony collapse disorder hit." Professor Thurman, an expert in agricultural markets and regulation, is also a senior fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center.

Watch the interview