Anton Bekkerman

Anton Bekkerman

Assoc Dean for Research,COLSA,& Dir of the Agr Exp Station
Phone: (603) 862-1676
Office: UNH COLSA Dean's Office, Rudman Hall G15, Durham, NH 03824

I serve as the director of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, associate dean in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, and professor of economics. I am responsible for helping facilitate research, outreach, and engagement success of faculty and staff associated with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station.

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.


  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University
  • M.S., North Carolina State University
  • B.B.A., Loyola University - Maryland

Research Interests

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Applied Economics
  • Business/Economics Planning/Policy
  • Crop Insurance
  • Food Marketing
  • Price Change
  • Production Economics and Management (Agriculture)
  • Spatial Economics

Selected Publications

  • Bekkerman, A. (2021). Quality forecasts: Predicting when and how much markets value higher-protein wheat. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS-REVUE CANADIENNE D AGROECONOMIE, 69(4), 465-490. doi:10.1111/cjag.12300

  • 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. (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