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    Food and Resource Economics Department

    Food and Resource Economics Department

Dr. Zhengfei Guan

Associate Professor

Dr. Zhengfei Guan’s research interests include production economics, labor economics, and agricultural trade and policy. His current efforts revolve around agribusiness coping strategies under changing production, market, and policy environments. The goal of his program is to help producers address major industry challenges at both farm and market levels.

His work has been presented to the White House, members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDC), and the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). He has testified at USTR and USITC hearings on the trade of seasonal and perishable products.

Dr. Guan has received over $3 million in research grants for his programs and has collaborated on grants totaling over $30 million. He has received the Outstanding Extension Program Award by the Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) and was awarded the title of University Term Professor (2018-2021) by UF to recognize his outstanding contributions.

  • Education
    • PhD, Wageningen University, 2005
    • MS, Wageningen University, 2001
    • BS, Nanjing University, 1992
  • Publications