Victoria (Vicky) Salin

About Dr. Salin:
Victoria Salin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University specializing in agribusiness management and finance. Dr. Salin is also the chief financial officer of AFCERC and manages the budget, staffing, and day-to-day operations of the Center. She is an associate professor of agricultural economics and leads AFCERC research and outreach projects relating to food safety, traceability, and strategic management. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the World Food Logistics Organization ( and serves on the Board of Directors of the State of Texas Agricultural Finance Authority. Her research specialty is in applications of real options theory to agribusiness investments, currently analyzing food safety risks and risk-shifting contracts. Recent research projects include microfinance and credit rationing, and risk exposures of lending institutions.Salin grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a degree in political science and history. She then completed a Master of Arts from the University of Virginia in government and foreign affairs before moving to Washington, D.C. In Washington she was an editor in private industry and with the Economic Research Service, USDA. She also served as an international trade analyst at the U.S. International Trade Commission before pursuing a degree in agricultural economics. She received her Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1996, with specialties in agribusiness finance and international trade.Salin has been married to Bill Salin for over 20 years. They have two sons, Aaron and Jared. Her favorite activities include year-round Texas gardening and baseball.

Research Interests:
Finance, Agribusiness Management

Curriculum Vitae

PhD (Agricultural Economics), Purdue University
MA (Government and Foreign Affairs), University of Virginia
BA (Political Science and History), Miami University

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