David Anderson

About Dr. Anderson: Dr. David Anderson is a Professor and Extension Economist in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. His extension education and research activities are in livestock, and food products marketing and agricultural policy. He is the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Livestock and Food Products Marketing economist.  Dr. Anderson’s program has focused research on livestock markets and the impact of alternative farm programs on the livestock, dairy and crop sectors of agriculture. Recent extension programs have focused on livestock market outlook and farm programs. He currently teaches Ag. Econ. 614 which is an applied policy analysis course, primarily for M.S. students.  Dr. Anderson received two degrees in agricultural economics at the University of Arizona and earned a Ph.D. in agricultural economics at Texas A&M University. Prior to returning to Texas A&M in 1996, he was a livestock economist at the Livestock Marketing Information Center for two years. He has received awards for Professional Excellence from the American Agricultural Economics Association, the Outstanding Extension Program Award from the Western and Southern Agricultural Economics Associations, and the TAMU Deputy Chancellor’s Distinguished Performance Team Award for Research and Extension.

Research Interests: Livestock and Food Products Marketing


Selected Publications:

Anderson, D.P.  “Beef Imports Decline at Year End.”  Livestock Market Comments.  Vol. 11., No. 2.  February 12, 2016.Anderson, D.P.  “By-Products Continue to Drift Lower.”  In The Cattle Markets.  February 8, 2016.

Shiflett, J. and D.P. Anderson.  “Lamb Marketing.”  Sheep Production Handbook.  American Sheep Industry. 2016.Anderson, D.P.  “Some Reasons for Volatile Prices.” Ag Monthly.  January, 2016.

Anderson, D.P.  Symposium Moderator.  “Cow-Calf Production in the Southeastern U.S.: Potential for Impact and Economic Sustainability.”  Joint Symposium with the Southern Section American Society for Animal Science and the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Meetings, San Antonio, Texas, February 7, 2016.

Johnson, M.D., M.A. Palma, R.K. Miller, J.C. Morrill, D.P. Anderson, J.E Sawyer, T.A Wickersham, and J.W. Richardson.  “Consumer Preferences for Sirloin Steak:  The Influence of Tasting.”  Presented Paper at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting.  February 8, 2016.

Ahn, H., L. Ribera, and D.P. Anderson.  “The Effects of Border Port of Entry Closures on U.S.-Mexican Cattle Trade.”  Presented Paper at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting.  February 8, 2016.

Hester, T., D.P. Anderson, A. Ishdorj, and A. Herring.  “Changing Texas Livestock Auction Market Infrastructure Since 1969.”  Presented Paper at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting.  February 8, 2016.

Reagan, T., D.P. Anderson, A. Ishdorj.  “An Economic Analysis of Price Discounts for Over Thirty Months Age Cattle.”  Presented Paper at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting.  February 8, 2016.

Bevers, S. and D.P. Anderson.  “Key Performance Indicator Targets for Beef Cow-Calf Operations.”  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.  EAG-018.  July, 2015.

Jang, Ju Won, A. Ishdorj, and D.P. Anderson.  “Searching for Possible Sources of Grader Bias in Beef Grading: A Non-parametric Approach.”  Presented Paper at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting.  July 28, 2015.

Ribera, L., M.Palma, M. Paggi, D.P. Anderson, and R.D. Knutson. “Asymmetry in Raw Milk Perceptions and Information: An Increasingly Important and Often Ignored Food Safety Policy Issue.”  Presented Paper at the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.  Rotorua, New Zealand.  February 13, 2015.

Russell, L.A., M.T. Bochat, B.D. Yanta, D.P. Anderson, J.C. Paschal, and A.M. Young. “Impact of Brahman Influence on Breeding Female Prices in South Texas: Results From a Special Sale in Bee County, Texas.” Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. EAG-010. July, 2014.

Garcia, J., A.D. Herring, D.G. Riley, T.O. Sanders, and D.P. Anderson. “Economic Analysis of Cow Longevity.” Proceedings, Western Section, American Society of Animal Science. Vol. 65, 2014.

Johnson, M.D., D.P. Anderson, T.A. Wickersham, and J.E. Sawyer, and J.W.Richardson. “A Range of Possibilities: Probabilistic Outcomes of Beta Agonist Removal from U.S. Beef Production.” Presented Paper at the Western Agricultural Economics Association Meeting. Colorado Springs, CO. June 23, 2014.

Welch, J.M., D.P. Anderson, J. Robinson, M. Waller, S. Bevers, R, Hogan, S. Amosson, D. McCorkle, J. Smith, and E. Williams. “Have Concerns Over Futures Market Integrity Impacted Producer Price Risk Management Practices?” Choices. Fourth Quarter, 2013.

Anderson, D.P. “Adventures in Thin Markets, Contracting, and Concentration: Today’s Lamb Market.” Vol. 67 Western Section American Society of Animal Science. June, 2013.

Hagerman, A.D., M.P. Ward, D.P. Anderson, J.C. Looney, and B.A. McCarl. “Rapid Effective Trace-Back Capability Value: A Case of Foot and Mouth Disease in the Texas High Plains.” Journal of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (2013). 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2012.12.011.

Power, G.J., D.V. Vedenov, D.P. Anderson, and S. Klose (2013): “Market Volatility and the Dynamic Hedging of Multi-Commodity Price Risks.” Applied Economics. 45:27, 3891-3903.

Pruitt, J.R. and D.P. Anderson. “Assessing the Impact of LFTB in the Beef Cattle Industry.” Choices. Fourth Quarter, 2012.

Anderson, D.P., J.M. Welch, and J.R.C. Robinson. “Agricultural Impacts of Texas’s Driest Year on Record.” Choices. Third Quarter, 2012.

McCorkle, D.A., R. Dudensing, D.P. Anderson, and D. Hanselka. “The Food and Fiber System and Production Agriculture’s Contributions to the Texas Economy.” Texas AgriLife Extension Service, January, 2012.

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