Rodolfo M. Nayga, Jr.

About Dr. Nayga:

Rodolfo M. Nayga, Jr. is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. Dr. Nayga’s research interests include the economics of food consumption, policy, and health. He has focused his work on critical issues such as poverty, nutrition, obesity, and novel food technologies. Another strand of his research is on the application of stated and revealed preference elicitation methods to study how people would value novel food products, food programs, and policies.

Prior to rejoining Texas A&M University in 2021, Dr. Nayga was Distinguished Professor and Tyson Endowed Chair in Food Policy Economics at the University of Arkansas. He also was a faculty member at Rutgers University and at Massey University, New Zealand. He has been a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Wageningen University, The Netherlands, adjunct professor at Korea University and Norwegian Institute for Bioeconomy Research, NBER research economist, and senior research fellow of the Waseda Institute for Advanced Study in Tokyo. He also was executive board member of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and member of the International Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast.

Selected Publications:

Drichoutis, A. and R.M. Nayga, Jr., “On the Stability of Risk and Time Preferences amid the COVID-19 Pandemic”, Experimental Economics, 2021, accepted and forthcoming.

West, G., H. Snell, K. Kovacs, and R.M. Nayga, Jr., “Flexible Estimation of Groundwater Service Values and Time Preferences”, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 8,4(2021): 825.861.

Fang, D., R.M. Nayga, Jr., G. West, C. Bazzani, W. Yang, B. Lok, C. Levy, and H. Snell, “On the Use of Virtual Reality in Mitigating Hypothetical Bias in Choice Experiments”, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 103(2021): 142-161.

Drichoutis, A. and R.M. Nayga, Jr., “Economic Rationality under Cognitive Load”, The Economic Journal, 130(2020): 2382-2409.

Lee, J., R.M. Nayga, Jr., C. Deck, and A. Drichoutis, “Cognitive Ability and Bidding Behavior in Second Price Auctions: An Experimental Study”, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 102(2020): 1494-1510.

Curriculum Vitae

 Ph.D, Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, 1991 

M.S., Agricultural Economics, University of Delaware, 1988 

B.S., Agribusiness, University of the Philippines at Los Banos, 1985