College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Research Area(s)

  • Agri-environmental policy
  • Applied microeconomics
  • Farm-level decision making
  • Agricultural finance


Agricultural and Resource Economics

Research Interests

My research program focuses on farm-level decision making, especially in the context of farm response to environmental policy and new technology or production practices. I approach this topic in two ways: (1) by constructing and simulating theoretical models to examine future, proposed, or hypothetical policy changes, and (2) by using structural microeconometrics to examine farm response to external changes.


  • Ph.D. (Economics), Washington State University, U.S.A.
  • M.A. (Economics), University of Washington, U.S.A.
  • B.A. (Economics), Washington State University, U.S.A.

Selected Publications

Slade, Peter, Lloyd-Smith, Patrick, and Tristan Skolrud. 2020. The Effect of Carbon Tax on Farm Income: Comment. Environmental and Resource Economics. Forthcoming.

Lundberg, Clark, Tristan Skolrud, Bahram Adrangi, and Arjun Chatrath. 2020. Oil Price Pass through to Agricultural Commodities. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Forthcoming.

Skolrud, Tristan. 2019. Farm-level determinants of product conversion: Organic milk production. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 67(3), 261-281.

Skolrud, Tristan, and Gregmar Galinato. 2019. Revenue-neutral pollution taxes in the presence of a renewable fuel standard. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 44(3) 474-496.

Selected Awards

Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics Outstanding Journal Article Award, 2020.

Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics Outstanding Published Paper Award, 2020.

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2018.

Honourary President of the AgBio Students Association, 2018 – 2019. 

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


AREC 315: Application of Microeconomic Theory to Agriculture

AREC 322: Agricultural Business Investment Analysis Finance and Risk

AREC 820: Applied Microeconomic Theory