John R. C. Robinson

About Dr. Robinson:
Dr. John Robinson is a Professor and Extension Specialist – Cotton Marketing. He received a B.S. and M.S. in Entomology and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, all from Texas A&M University. His prior experience includes work within the Texas A&M University System (College Station, Thrall, Vernon, Weslaco) and at Mississippi State University. His educational programming emphasizes risk management issues related to cotton, including cash markets, hedging, contracting, insurance, and policy issues. He is a member of the American Agricultural Economics Association and the Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

Research Interests:
Cotton Economics, Marketing, and Policy

Selected Publications:

Liu, Y., J.R.C. Robinson, and W.D. Shurley. 2018. "China’s Potential Cotton Tariffs and U.S. Cotton Exports: Lessons from History." Choices. Quarter 2. Available online at

Gabriel J. Power and John R. C. Robinson. 2013. “Commodity Futures Price Volatility, Convenience Yield and Economic Fundamentals.” Applied Economics Letters 20(11) 1089-1095. Available online at . Accessed 6/18/2013.

Pace, Jason D. and John R. C. Robinson. 2012. “Marketing Choices by Texas Cotton Growers.” Journal of Agribusiness Vol. 30(2):173-184. Special Issue, Fall 2012.

Stephen Fuller, John Robinson, Francisco Fraire, and Sharada Vadali. 2012. “Feasibility of an Intermodal Terminal in Rural Texas to Enhance Marketing and Transportation Efficiency.” Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, 51, 2 (Summer 2012), pp. 25-42. Available online at , Accessed 12/17/2012.

Barham, E. Hart Bise, John R.C. Robinson, James W. Richardson, and M. Edward Rister. 2011. “Mitigating Cotton Revenue Risk through Irrigation, Insurance, and Hedging.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 43,4(November 2011):529–540.

Curriculum Vitae

PhD (Agricultural Economics), Texas A&M University
MS (Entomology), Texas A&M University
BS (Entomology), Texas A&M University

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