Nicholas E. Piggott

Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolina State University
Nicholas E. Piggott


Ph.D., agricultural and resource economics, and M.Sc., agricultural economics, University of California, Davis

Summary of Experience

Professor Piggott is an expert in agricultural economics whose work focuses on demand analysis, agricultural markets, applied econometrics, agricultural biotech, and risk management. He has significant experience serving as an expert witness in agriculture-related litigation and has testified before the US Congress on the state of the farm economy and the impact of federal policy on US agriculture. He has consulted with companies such as Monsanto, Syngenta, RTI International, Centrec Consulting Group, the American Farm Bureau Federation, and federal agencies on demand for agricultural commodities and commodity promotion, the impacts of agricultural biotechnology, the US livestock industry, and the evaluation of crop insurance products.

Professor Piggott’s research, which has been published in leading peer-reviewed agricultural economics journals, has examined topics related to the impact of biotech on crop yields, consumer demand responses in the meat industry, the economics of biotech adoption, the development of new functional forms in demand analysis, risk management from infectious plant diseases, price transmissions in various meat markets, and integration among spatially separated commodity markets. He has received research awards from the American Agricultural Economics Association and the Food Distribution Research Society. Professor Piggott’s extension program, which received an award for excellence from the American Agricultural Economics Association, has involved nearly 200 workshops and seminars on grain marketing, agricultural outlook, and risk management strategies.  

AG Contacts

David W. Sosa
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