Shumway Research Symposium



Dr. C. Richard Shumway

In celebration of Dr. C. Richard Shumway’s forty-five years of contributions to the Agricultural Economics profession, the School of Economic Sciences presents the C. Richard Shumway Research Symposium on Friday, April 21, 2017 in PACCAR room 202 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Dr.  Shumway received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Davis and served on the faculties of North Carolina State University and Texas A&M University before coming to WSU.  While at WSU, Dr. Shumway chaired the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (1998 – 2004) and was appointed as a Regents Professor (2010).  Dr. Shumway has received numerous professional awards including being named a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, Distinguished Scholar of the Western Agricultural Economics Association, and the Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Southern Agricultural Economics Association.  Dr. Shumway has made numerous, outstanding research discoveries, often with a focus on agricultural production.  The symposium consists of former students, colleagues and friends of Dr. Shumway presenting new and original work in the field of agricultural economics.  A reception to honor Dr. Shumway will follow the symposium.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

8:30 Pastries and coffee
9:00 Welcome remarks
9:10 George Davis – “Estimating Dual Headed Time in Food Production with Implications for SNAP Benefits”
10:10 Lilyan Fulginiti – “Hicks’ Marginal Valuations and Inverse Supplies”
11:10 Break
11:20 Chris McIntosh – “On the Economics of Tuber-Necrotic Potato Diseases, Challenges for Production and Seed Certification”
12:20 Lunch
1:30 Spiro Stefanou – “The Good, the Bad and the Socially Responsible:  A Production Analytic Framework”
2:30 Tristan Skolrud – “The Canadian Carbon Tax: Assessing the Potential for Efficient GHG Regulation in Agriculture”
3:30 Break
3:45 Thomas Marsh – “Trade Costs of Pests and Pathogens:  FMD & Livestock Exports”
4:45 Close
5:00 Reception
If you have not already done so, please let Jaimie Dahl ( know if you plan to attend the symposium, lunch, and/or reception by no later than Wednesday 4/12. In lieu of gifts, Richard has asked that those individuals who are so inclined consider making a donation to the SES scholarship fund, which can be done here:
Each gift can be made in Richard’s honor. Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to seeing you on the 21st.

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