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Anton Bekkerman

Montana Agricultural Experiment Station, Montana State University
Associate Professor of Economics
Bozeman, MT
I currently serve as the associate director of the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station and an associate professor of economics at Montana State University. After receiving a B.B.A. in Business Economics in 2005 from the Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University in Maryland, I received my PhD in Economics from North Carolina State University in 2009.
I am an agricultural economist who is interested in agricultural marketing, farm management, policy, and agribusiness risk management. My published and on-going research focuses on a broad range of issues, including crop price dynamics and forecasting, market valuation of food quality characteristics, management of invesive species and pests, farm policy analysis, crop insurance, fertilizer market dynamics, wine pricing, co-operatives, among others. I also work with interdisciplinary teams of scientists to analyze the agronomic and economic effectiveness of alternative cropping systems, trade-offs of alternative soil management strategies, and cover crops. My last research area has involved broader economic topics, including the economics of education, economics of public libraries, and economic information.