Andrew Schmitz

Eminent Scholar and Professor

Professor Andrew Schmitz is the Ben Hill Griffin, Jr., Eminent Scholar and Professor of Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida; Research Professor, University of California, Berkeley; and Adjunct Professor, University of Saskatchewan. He received awards for both his Master's thesis (University of Saskatchewan) and his Ph.D. dissertation (University of Wisconsin-Madison). He is a Fellow of the American Agricultural Economics Association. His publications have won six major research awards and three research of enduring quality awards from the American Agricultural Economics Association, and two major awards from the Canadian Agricultural Economics Association. He was awarded the Who's Who in America in 2004, the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003, and the Earned Doctor of Letters degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1999. He has been a consultant to hundreds of private and public organizations. Some of his recent books include Government Policy and Farmland Markets (Iowa State Press); The Welfare Economics of Public Policy (Elgar Publishing); Agricultural Policy, Agribusiness, and Rent-Seeking Behavior (University of Toronto Press); Agricultural Policy, Agribusiness, and Rent-Seeking Behavior, Second Edition (University of Toronto Press); Sugar and Related Sweetener Markets (CABI Publishing), and The Economics of Alternative Energy Sources and Globalization (Bentham Publishing).


Classes Taught

AEB 6933 Welfare Economics and Trade Policy


Research :Professor Schmitz research focuses on international trade and agricultural policy, cost benefit analyses ,health economics and market structure , conduct and performance.

Andrew Schmitz, Eminent Scholar and Professor