I currently serve as the director of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station and professor of economics at the University of New Hampshire. After receiving a B.B.A. in Business Economics in 2005 from the Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University in Maryland, I received my PhD in Economics from North Carolina State University in 2009.
I am an agricultural economist who is interested in agricultural marketing, farm management, policy, and agribusiness risk management. My published and on-going research focuses on a broad range of issues, including crop price dynamics and forecasting, market valuation of food quality characteristics, management of invasive species and pests, farm policy analysis, crop insurance, fertilizer market dynamics, wine pricing, co-operatives, among others. I also work with interdisciplinary teams of scientists to analyze the agronomic and economic effectiveness of alternative cropping systems, trade-offs of alternative soil management strategies, and cover crops. My last research area has involved broader economic topics, including the economics of education, economics of public libraries, and economic information.
Ph.D., North Carolina State University
M.S., North Carolina State University
B.B.A., Loyola University - Maryland
Production Economics and Management (Agriculture)
Bekkerman, A., Gumbley, T., & Brester, G. W. (2021). The Impacts of Biofuel Policies on Spatial and Vertical Price Relationships in the US Fertilizer Industry. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 43(2), 802-822. doi:10.1002/aepp.13038
Madariaga, J., & Bekkerman, A. (2020). The Impact of Trade Openness on Relative Equipment Prices: Lessons from Latin America. Economica, 87(348), 938-984. doi:10.1111/ecca.12332
Bekkerman, A., & Taylor, M. (2020). The Role of Spatial Density and Technological Investment on Optimal Pricing Strategies in the Grain Handling Industry. Review of Industrial Organization, 57(1), 27-58. doi:10.1007/s11151-019-09725-2
Bekkerman, A., & Brester, G. (2020). Are Fertilizer Capacity Expansion Announcements #FakeNews?. Choices, Quarter 2.
Bekkerman, A., Brester, G., & Ripplinger, D. (2020). The History, Consolidation, and Future of the U.S. Nitrogen Fertilizer Production Industry. Choices, Quarter 2.
Gilpin, G., & Bekkerman, A. (2020). Households' public library use across the school calendar. Library & Information Science Research, 42(2), 101012. doi:10.1016/j.lisr.2020.101012
Bekkerman, A., Belasco, E. J., Smith, V. H., & McIntosh, C. (2019). Does Farm Size Matter? Distribution of Crop Insurance Subsidies and Government Program Payments across U.S. Farms. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 41(3), 498-518. doi:10.1093/aepp/ppy024
Miller, P. R., Bekkerman, A., Holmes, J. A., Jones, C. A., & Engel, R. E. (2019). Agro‐Economic Returns were Reduced for Four Years after Conversion from Perennial Forage. Agronomy Journal, 111(5), 2293-2302. doi:10.2134/agronj2018.08.0519
Adhikari, S., Adhikari, A., Weaver, D., Bekkerman, A., & Menalled, F. (n.d.). Impacts of Agricultural Management Systems on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Highly Simplified Dryland Landscapes. Sustainability, 11(11), 3223. doi:10.3390/su11113223
Bekkerman, A., Brester, G. W., & Tonsor, G. T. (2019). An alternative approach to measuring demand changes in meat markets. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 22(3), 397-412. doi:10.22434/ifamr2018.0120