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Stephen P. Davies, PhD.


Emeritus Professor Agricultural and Resource Economics

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 491-6955   Office: B317 Andrew G. Clark

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Fields of Expertise

1.) Agriculture

Areas of Interest

 Agricultural developmentAgricultural marketing & pricesEconometricsRegional impact analysis


Professor Davies is currently the Departmental Chair for the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Dr. Davies received a B.A. in Economics from Williams College, MA in 1972 and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University in 1988. He has worked in research and teaching in econometrics, agricultural marketing and trade, and international and regional development. For the past decade, Professor Davies has been working on regional development analyses using mainly CGE or input-output models. These have focused on issues of affordable housing, development of the oil and gas sector on public lands, regional economic returns to beef research, and subsidies to private investment (with an example of Hyundai's decision not to locate in Fort Collins). Finally, some of his most recent work has examined the impacts of different types of productivity change on local economic growth, as well as how expansions in different sectors of an economy affect local growth and equity.