Walter N. Thurman
Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Economics Graduate Program, North Carolina State University
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George Kosicki, Ted Davis
Ph.D., economics, The University of Chicago; M.S., economics, Montana State University
Summary of Experience:
Professor Thurman is an expert in agricultural markets and regulation. He has published widely on agricultural and natural resource topics, including the effects of U.S. commodity programs, the performance of lumber futures markets, grower compensation in the poultry industry, and the costs of the Clean Water and Clear Air Acts. He has consulted on projects involving international agricultural trade, the pulp and paper industry, and markets for precious metals. As an expert witness, he has analyzed agricultural antitrust issues and econometric measures of oil spill damages.
Professor Thurman has been the recipient of numerous research and teaching awards and fellowships, including the Quality of Research Discovery Award and Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award by the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA). In 2010, Professor Thurman was elected a Fellow of the AAEA, which is the highest recognition in the field of agricultural economics. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in econometrics, microeconomics, and agricultural markets, and serves as a board and panel member for numerous organizations, as well as a referee for many academic journals. He is a Senior Fellow of the Property and Environment Research Center. Professor Thurman was an editor of The American Journal of Agricultural Economics from 2006-2010.