Brad Barham


Agriculture & Applied Economics

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Brad Barham specializes in issues related to technology adoption, public policy, and structural change in agriculture, resource use, and wealth and poverty dynamics. He has done extensive work on US agricultural technologies ranging from organic dairy farming to genetically modified crops and rBST. His main interests in energy are in the arena of bioenergy and ecosystem service provision.

  • Microeconomics of economic development, technology adoption, agrarian structure, agricultural biotechnology, natural resource industries, and conservation
  • Economics of specialization and diversification
  • Economic viability of alternative agriculture