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Tristan Skolrud Assistant Professor

Address
3D24 - Agriculture Building

Research Area(s)

  • Production and productivity analysis
  • Natural resource and environmental economics
  • Applied econometrics

Department

Agricultural and Resource Economics

Research Interests

My research primarily focuses on the economics of production and productivity analysis in agriculture, with special emphasis on technology adoption. I am currently working on identifying the role of farm-level financial, management, and productivity factors in determining the decision to adopt organic dairy practices. My secondary interest is in natural resource and environmental economics, especially the nexus between natural resources, agricultural practices, and the environment.

Areas of specialization

  • Production and productivity analysis
  • Natural resource and environmental economics
  • Applied econometrics

Education

B.A. Economics, Washington State University

M.A. Economics, University of Washington

Ph.D. Economics, Washington State University

Selected Recent Publications

Skolrud, T. D. and G. I. Galinato. 2017. “Welfare Implications of the Renewable Fuel Standard with an Integrated Tax-Subsidy Policy” Energy Economics 62: 291-301.

Skolrud, T. D., G. I. Galinato, S. P. Galinato, C. R. Shumway, and J. K. Yoder. 2016. “The Role of Market Structure and Federal Renewable Fuel Standards in the Growth of the Cellulosic Biofuel Sector.” Energy Economics 58: 141-151.

Galinato, G. I., T. Nadreau, and T. D. Skolrud. 2015. “How Does Washington State Initiative 732 Impact the Agricultural and Forestry Sectors?” Western Economics Forum 14(2): 2-14.

Galinato, G. I., T. Nadreau, and T. D. Skolrud. 2015. “Who Pays and Who Benefits from a Revenue-Neutral Carbon Tax? The Main Contributors and Beneficiaries from Washington State Initiative 732.” Western Economics Forum 14(2): 15-25.

Skolrud, T. D., B. Liu, G. I. Galinato, S. P. Galinato, C. R. Shumway, and J. K. Yoder. 2015. “Cellulosic Biofuels and the Federal Biofuel Policy: Production and Pollution.” Proceedings of the Joint Annual Meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Industrial Crops and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Washington, D.C., October 12-16, 2013.

Skolrud, T. D., and C. R. Shumway. 2013. “A Fourier Analysis of the U.S. Dairy Industry.” Applied Economics 45(14): 1887-1895.

Selected Awards

Outstanding Article Reviewer of the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (2015)

Funding Sources

Washington Agricultural Research Center

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (Hatch grant WPN000275)

USDA Economic Research Service cooperative agreement

Courses

EconS 513 – Econometrics III, PhD Econometrics. Washington State University