Faculty Member Information
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 (www.wflo.org) 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.
“Logistics Analysis of the Pathogen Control Provisions of the Almond Marketing Order.” By Victoria Salin. In press in the Journal of Food Distribution Research, expected publication July 2012.
“Impact of Food Contamination On Brands: A Demand Systems Estimation of Peanut Butter.” By Rafael Bahktavoryan, Oral Capps, Jr., and Victoria Salin. In press in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, expected publication Dec. 2012.
“Strategic Options Associated with Cooperative Members Equity, Agricultural Finance Review, 72(1) 48-6, 2012. Available here, by Gabriel Power, Victoria Salin, and John L. Park.
“An Institutional Approach to the Examination of Food Safety,” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 15 (2). by Desmond Ng and Victoria Salin, 2012. Available here
“Diversification Effect of Real Estate Investment Trusts: Comparing Copula Functions with Nonparametric Methods,” Journal of Property Research, 28 (3), pp. 189-212, September 2011. By Meng-Shiuh Chang, Victoria Salin, and Yanhong Jin. 2011.
“Growth Prospects for the Global Temperature-Controlled Warehouse Industry” Agribusiness, Food and Consumer Economics Research Center report (lead author Victoria Salin),” section in public filing S-11 for Americold Realty Trust, filed Dec. 14, 2009 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, available here
“Riskiness of Sector Dependence in Community Development Financial Institutions,” by Victoria Salin, Yanhong Jin, and Wenhua Di. Report prepared for U.S. Department of Treasury, Aug. 2008, available here.
“Food Product Recalls in the USA,” by V.Salin, S. Darmasena, A.Wong, and P. Luo. 2006. Journal of Food Distribution Research, 38(1) March, pp. 150-153.
Teratanavat, R., V. Salin, and N.H. Hooker. 2005. “Recall Event Timing: Measures of Managerial Performance in U.S. Meat and Poultry Plants,” Agribusiness, An International Journal, 21(3), pp. 351-373.
Hooker, N.H., R. Teratanavat, and V. Salin. 2005. “Crisis Management Effectiveness Indicators for U.S. Meat and Poultry Recalls,” Food Policy, 30 (1),