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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/farm management, labor economics, trade, and quantitative methods. His current efforts revolve around agribusiness coping strategies under changing production, market, and policy environments. His program goal is to help producers address production, labor, and trade challenges at both farm level and market level.

His work has been presented to the White House, members of Congress and the Senate, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. International Trade Commission to inform policy making. He has testified at a USTR hearing regarding trade-distorting policies in relation to seasonal and perishable products.

Dr. Guan has collaborated on grants totaling over $20 million and received $2.5 million for his programs. He has received the Outstanding Extension Program Award by the Southern Agricultural Economics Association, and was awarded the title of University Term Professor (2018-2021) given by UF to recognize outstanding faculty.


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  • Education
    • PhD, Wageningen University, 2005
    • MS, Wageningen University, 2001
    • BS, Nanjing University, 1992
  • Publications
    • EDIS
    • Google Scholar
    • REPEC