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Ashok Mishra

Ashok Mishra

Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Chair in Food Management, Morrison School of Agribusiness, W. P. Carey School of Business

Ashok.K.Mishra@asu.edu

480-727-1288

Morrison School of Agribusiness
Arizona State University, Polytechnic campus
7131 E Sonoran Arroyo Mall
Mesa, AZ 85212

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Chair in Food Management, Morrison School of Agribusiness, W. P. Carey School of Business
  • Professor, Morrison School of Agribusiness, W. P. Carey School of Business

Biography

Ashok Mishra joined the W. P. Carey School of Business as a professor of agribusiness in 2015. Professor Mishra’s research interests lie in food policy and focuses on the economic performance of global agribusiness as a result of production efficiency, mergers and acquisitions, and volatile commodity prices. He has also studied farmland valuation, in particular how various business issues can impact agricultural land values, farm profitability, and ultimately the cost of producing and marketing food. His most recent work focuses on factors affecting food security in developing nations. He has authored more than 135 peer-reviewed articles.

Before joining W. P. Carey, Professor Mishra was the Donald E. Welge Endowed Professor at Louisiana State University. He received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture and agricultural economics from the G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, his master’s degree in economics from the University of Aberdeen, and his doctorate in economics from North Carolina State University.

Professor Mishra previously spent a decade as an economist for the Economic Research Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He has been commended for his research in agriculture, being named a fellow by the Northeastern Association of Agricultural Resource Economists in 2013.

Education

  • PhD, Economics (minor Statistics), North Carolina State University, 1996
  • MS, Agricultural Economics (minor Statistics), University of Aberdeen, 1989
  • BS (summa cum laude), Agriculture and Agricultural Economics (minor Animal Husbandry), G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, 1988

Expertise

Journal Articles

In Press

Koirala, K. H., A. K. Mishra and S. Mohanty. The role of gender in agricultural productivity: The case of the Philippines. Journal of Gender Studies

Mishra, A. K. and J. M. Gillespie. Hiring preferences of non-immigrant labor: The case of the seafood processing industry. Marine Resource Economics

Mottaleb, K. A., S. Ousmane Sene and A. K. Mishra. Impact of remittance income on house prices: Evidence from Bangladesh. International Real Estate Review (link )

2016

Koirala, K. H., A. K. Mishra and S. Mohanty. 2016. Impact of land ownership on productivity and efficiency of rice farmers: The case of the Philippines. Land Use Policy 50(Jan):371-378. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.10.001. (link )

Mishra, A. K. and H. S. El-Osta. 2016. Determinants of decisions to enter the U.S. farming sector. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 48(1):73-98. DOI: 10.1017/aae.2015.25. (link )

2015

Khanal, A. R., A. K. Mishra and W. Keithly. 2015. Heterogeneity in food demand among rural Indian households: The role of demographics. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 64(3):517-544. DOI: 10.1111/cjag.12094. (link )

Khanal, A. R., A. K. Mishra and K. H. Koirala. 2015. Access to the internet and financial performance of small business households. Electronic Commerce Research 15(2):159-175. DOI: 10.1007/s10660-015-9178-3. (link )

Koirala, K. H., A. K. Mishra, J. M. D'Antoni and J. E. Mehlhorn. 2015. Energy prices and agricultural commodity prices: Testing correlation using copulas method. Energy 81(March):430-436. DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2014.12.055. (link )

Mishra, A. K., K. A. Mottaleb, A. R. Khanal and S. Mohanty. 2015. Abiotic stress and its impact on production efficiency: The case of rice farming in Bangladesh. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 199(January):146-153. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2014.09.006. (link )

Mishra, A. K., K. A. Mottaleb and S. Mohanty. 2015. Impact of off-farm income on food expenditures in rural Bangladesh: An unconditional quantile regression approach. Agricultural Economics 46(2):139-148. DOI: 10.1111/agec.12146. (link )

Mottaleb, K. A., M. K. Gumma, A. K. Mishra and S. Mohanty. 2015. Quantifying production losses due to drought and submergence of rainfed rice at the household level using remotely sensed MODIS data. Agricultural Systems 137(July):227-235. DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2014.08.014. (link )

Mottaleb, K. A., S. Mohanty and A. K. Mishra. 2015. Intra-household resource allocation under negative income shock: A natural experiment. World Development 66(February):557-571. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.09.012. (link )

Schaible, G. D., A. K. Mishra, D. M. Lambert and G. Panterov. 2015. Factors influencing environmental stewardship in U.S. agriculture: Conservation program participants vs. non-participants. Land Use Policy 46(July):125-141. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.01.018. (link )

2014

D'Antoni, J. M., A. R. Khanal and A. K. Mishra. 2014. Examining labor substitution: Does family matter for U.S. cash grain farmers?. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 46(2):273-284. (link )

D'Antoni, J. M., A. K. Mishra and A. R. Khanal. 2014. Effect of health insurance coverage on labor allocation: Evidence from US farm households. Health Economics Review 19:Art. 19. DOI: 10.1186/s13561-014-0019-1. (link )

Khanal, A. R. and A. K. Mishra. 2014. Agritourism and off-farm work: Survival strategies for small farms. Agricultural Economics 45(S1):65-76. DOI: 10.1111/agec.12130. (link )

Khanal, A. R. and A. K. Mishra. 2014. Is the "buying winners and selling losers" trading strategy profitable in the New Economy?. Applied Economic Letters 21(15):1990-1093. DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2014.909569. (link )

Khanal, A. R., A. K. Mishra and K. A. Mottaleb. 2014. Impact of mergers and acquisitions on stock prices: The U.S. ethanol-based biofuel industry. Biomass and Bioenergy 61(February):138-145. DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2013.12.004. (link )

Mishra, A. K., J. M. Fannin and H. Joo. 2014. Off-farm work, intensity of government payments, and far exits: Evidence from a national survey in the United States. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 62(2):283-306. DOI: 10.1111/cjag.12027. (link )

2013

Ahearn, M. C., H. El-Osta and A. K. Mishra. 2013. Considerations in work choices of U.S. farm households: The role of health insurance. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 38(1):19-33. (link )

D'Antoni, J. M., A. K. Mishra and D. Blayney. 2013. Assessing participation in the Milk Income Loss Contract program and its impact on milk production. Journal of Policy Modeling 35(2):243-254. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpolmod.2012.04.004. (link )

Joo, H., A. R. Khanal and A. K. Mishra. 2013. Farmers' participation in agritourism: Does it affect the bottom line?. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 42(2):471-490. (link )

Mishra, A. K. and A. R. Khanal. 2013. Is participation in agri-environmental programs affected by liquidity and solvency?. Land Use Policy 35(November):163-170. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2013.05.015. (link )

Mishra, A. K. and C. B. Moss. 2013. Modeling the effect of off-farm income on farmland values: A quantile regression approach. Economic Modelling 32(May):361-368. DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2013.02.022. (link )

Park, T., A. K. Mishra and S. J. Wozniak. 2013. Do farm operators benefit from direct to consumer marketing strategies?. Agricultural Economics 45(2):213-224. DOI: 10.1111/agec.12042. (link )

Uematsu, H., A. R. Khanal and A. K. Mishra. 2013. The impact of natural amenity on farmland values: A quantile regression approach. Land Use Policy 33(July):151-160. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2012.12.007. (link )

Viaggi, D., S. Gomez y Paloma, A. Mishra and M. Raggi. 2013. The role of the EU Common Agricultural Policy: Assessing multiple effects in alternative policy scenarios. Land Use Policy 31(March):99-101. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2012.04.019. (link )

2012

D'Antoni, J. M., A. K. Mishra and A. P. Barkley. 2012. Feast or flee: Government payments and labor migration from U.S. agriculture. Journal of Policy Modeling 34(2):181-192. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpolmod.2011.10.002. (link )

2009

Mishra, A., H. S. El-Osta and J. M. Gillespie. 2009. Effect of agricultural policy on regional income inequality among farm households. Journal of Policy Modeling 31(3):325-340. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpolmod.2008.12.007. (link )