Dr. James W. Richardson, Regents Professor
Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Department of Agricultural Economics
Phone: 979-845-5913
Fax: 979-845-3140
Personal Website


Dr. Richardson's research is multifaceted, with emphasis in the following areas: farm policy analysis; simulation techniques (developing and expanding Simetar); economic feasibility of renewable fuels from biomass, algae, sugarcane, miscanthis, etc.; crop and revenue insurance; economic impacts on local and state economies; international development; and life cycle analysis. The majority of my research deals with quantifying the economic impacts of alternative farm programs and insurance policies on the economic viability of representative farms. Reports on the economic impacts of policy changes on representative farmers are developed at the request of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees.

2012 Growing Texas Conference

October 4: Bio-Based Fuels Panel, Economic Outlook of Lignocellulosic and Algal Biofuels

The economic viability of biofuels production from lignocellulose and algae will be presented based on economic models developed in the Agricultural and Food Policy Center.