Jeffrey T. LaFrance, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Economics
Monash University

Affiliated Professor
Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health
and
Adjunct Professor
School of Economic Sciences
Washington State University

Australia:
Building 11, Room E851
Monash University
Wellington Road
Clayton VIC 3800
Australia

United States:
203E Hulbert Hall
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6210
(509) 335-8521 (voice)
(509) 335-1173 (fax)
jeffrey.lafrance@gmail.com (email)


Curriculum Vita


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Research Interests:

Agricultural policy, consumption and demand, econometrics, environmental and natural resource economics

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Courses:

ARE 214     (UC-Berkeley)   Econometrics IV: Advanced Structural Models

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Professional Awards:

  • Monash University                         Distinguished Academic Professor                  2010-
  • Washington State University            Distinguished Prof. of Agric. & Res. Econ.    2009-11
  • American Agric. Econ. Assoc.         Quality of Research Discovery                      2008
  • American Agric. Econ. Assoc.         Distinguished Fellow                                      2007
  • Western Agric. Econ. Assoc.           Distinguished Scholar                                    2006
  • Western Agric. Econ. Assoc.           Outstanding Published Research                     2005
  • Ohio State University                      Joseph P. Havlicek Memorial Lecture            1999
  • American Agric. Econ. Assoc.         Outstanding M.S. Thesis, Major Professor      1999
  • American Agric. Econ. Assoc.          Best Journal Article, Honorable Mention        1996
  • Western Agric. Econ. Assoc.           Outstanding Professional Service                   1994
  • Gamma Sigma Delta                      Agricultural Honor Society                             1993-
  • Western Agric. Econ. Assoc.          Outstanding Published Research                     1993
  • American Agric. Econ. Assoc.        Quality of Research Discovery                        1990
  • Western Agric. Econ. Assoc.          Outstanding Published Research                     1990
  • Council for International Education Senior Fulbright Research Scholar                  1989
  • American Agric. Econ. Assoc.        Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation                      1984
  • Western Agric. Econ. Assoc.          Outstanding Masterís Thesis                          1980
  • University of California                   Regents Fellowship                                      1980
  • Giannini Foundation of Ag. Econ.   Graduate Fellowship                                      1979
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Selected Publications:

Faulkner, G., et al. 2011. Economic instruments for obesity prevention: results of a scoping review and modified delphi survey.   International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.   2011, 8,1: 109-112.

Pope, R.D., LaFrance, J.T., and R.E. Just. 2011. Agricultural Arbitrage and Risk Preferences.   Journal of Econometrics 162: 35-43.

LaFrance, J.T., R.D. Pope, and J.D. Tack. 2011. Risk Management in Agriculture.   Chapter 5 in J. Ziven and J. Perloff, eds., The Intended and Unintended Effects of US Agricultural and Biotechnology Policies, Chicago: National Bureal of Economic Research and the University of Chicago Press, 2011: 143-186.

LaFrance, J.T. and R.D. Pope. 2010. Duality Theory for Variable Costs in Joint Production.   American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 92: in press.

Ball, E., Cavazos, R., LaFrance, J.T., Pope, R., and Tack. J. 2010. Aggregation Theory and Arbitrage in Joint Production.   In E. Ball, ed., The Economic Impact of Public Support to Agriculture. New York: Elsevier-Science, 309-328.

Chouinard, H.H., Davis, D.E., LaFrance, J.T. and J.P. Perloff. 2010. Milk Marketing Orders Winners and Losers.   Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy, 32,1: 59-76.

Turner, S., et al. 2009. A Review of the USDA NASS Agricultural Prices Program: Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century. Council for Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Washington DC.

Goodhue, R.E., LaFrance, J.T. and L.K. Simon. 2009. Wine Taxes, Production, Aging and Quality.   Journal of Wine Economics, 4: 65-83.

LaFrance, J.T. and R.D. Pope. 2009. The Generalized Quadratic Expenditure System.   In Daniel Slottje, ed. Contributions to Economic Analysis: Quantifying Consumer Preferences, New York: Elsevier-Science, 2009: 84-116. The home page for Emerald Publishing is www.emeraldinsight.com/oth.htm.

LaFrance, J.T. 2008. The Structure of U.S. Food Demand.   Journal of Econometrics 147: 336-349.

LaFrance, J.T. and W.M. Hanemann. 2008. The Dual Structure of Incomplete Demand Systems.   American Journal of Agricultural Economics , 71 (1989): 262-274. Reprinted in Herriges, J. and C.L. Kling, eds., Revealed Preference Approaches to Environmental Valuation: Volume I , The International Library of Environmental Economics and Policy (2008): 15-29.

LaFrance, J.T. and R.D. Pope. 2008. Homogeneity and Supply.   American Journal of Agricultural Economics 90,3: 606-612.  

LaFrance, J.T. and R.D. Pope. 2008. AJAE Appendix: Homogeneity and Supply.   Also available at http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/handle/45710.

Pope, R.D., LaFrance, J.T. and R.E. Just. 2007. Imperfect Price Deflation in Production Systems.   American Journal of Agricultural Economics 89: 738-754.

Chouinard, H.H., Davis, D.E., LaFrance, J.T., and J.M. Perloff. 2007. Fat Taxes: Big Money for Small Change.   Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 10: Article 2.

Watts, M.J., Shimshack, J.P., and J.T. LaFrance. 2007. Grazing Fees versus Stewardship on Federal Lands.   Invited paper, joint AAEA/WAEA meeting. Abstract in Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 32,3 (2007).

Beattie, B.R. and J.T. LaFrance. 2006. The Law of Demand versus Diminishing Marginal Utility.   Review of Agricultural Economics 28: 263-271.

LaFrance, J.T., T.K.M. Beatty, and R.D. Pope. 2006. Gorman Engel Curves for Incomplete Demand Systems.   In Exploring Frontiers in Applied Economics: Essays in Honor of Stanley R. Johnson, M.T. Hott and J.P. Chavas, ed., Berkeley Electronic Press.

Beatty, T.K.M. and J.T. LaFrance. 2005. U.S. Demand for Food and Nutrients in the 20th Century.   American Journal of Agricultural Economics 87: 1159-1166.

LaFrance, J.T., T.K.M. Beatty, and R.D. Pope. 2005. Building Gorman's Nest.   9th World Congress of the Econometric Society.

LaFrance, J.T. 2004. Integrability of the Linear Approximate Almost Ideal Demand System.   Economic Letters 84: 297-303.

S.M. and J.T. LaFrance. 2004. A Learning Rule for Inferring Local Distributions Over Space and Time.   In Advances in Econometrics, Volume 18: Spatial and Spatiotemporal Econometrics, T.B. Fomby and R.C. Hill, eds., Elsevier Science.

LaFrance, J.T., T.K.M. Beatty, R.D. Pope, and G.K. Agnew. 2002. Information Theoretic Measures of the U.S. Income Distribution in Food Demand.   Journal of Econometrics 107: 235-257.

LaFrance, J.T. 2001. Duality for the Household: Theory and Application.   Chapter 18 in B. Gardner and G. Rausser, eds., Handbook of Agricultural Economics, New York: Elsevier Science: 1025-1081.

LaFrance, J.T., T.K. M. Beatty, R.D. Pope and G.K. Agnew. 2000. U.S. Income Distribution and Gorman Engel Curves for Food.   Proceedings of IIFET, 2000. Complete background in Working Paper No. 911.

LaFrance, J.T. 1999. Inferring the Nutrient Content of Food with Prior Information.   American Journal of Agricultural Economics 81: 728-734.

LaFrance, J.T. 1999. U.S. Food and Nutrient Demand: the Effects of Agricultural Policy.   USDA/AAEA/FAMA commissioned paper.

Black, G. and J.T. LaFrance. 1998. Is Hotelling's Rule Relevant to Domestic Oil Production?   Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 35: 149-169.

LaFrance, J.T. 1998. The Silence Bleating! of the Lambda's.   American Journal of Agricultural Economics 80: 221-230.

Kirchhoff, S., B.G. Colby, and J.T. LaFrance. 1997. Evaluating the Performance of Benefits Transfer: An Empirical Inquiry.   Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 33: 75-93.

LaFrance, J.T. and M.J. Watts. 1995. Public Grazing in the West and Rangeland Reform '94.   American Journal of Agricultural Economics 77: 447-461.

LaFrance, J.T. 1992. Do Higher Commodity Prices Lead to More or Less Soil Degradation?   Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics 36: 57-82. Mathematical Appendix.   The appendix has detailed derivations of the short-run, intertemporal, and long-run comparative statics and dynamics properties for natural resource economics problems.

LaFrance, J.T. and L.D. Barney. 1991. The Envelope Theorem in Dynamic Optimization.   Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 15: 355-385.

LaFrance, J.T. 1990. Incomplete Demand Systems and Semilogarithmic Demand Models.   Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics 34: 118-131.

LaFrance, J.T. 1986. The Structure of Constant Elasticity Demand Models.   American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 68: 543-552.

LaFrance, J.T. 1985. Linear Demand Functions in Theory and Practice.   Journal of Economic Theory, 37: 147-166.

LaFrance, J.T. and H. de Gorter. 1985. Regulation in a Dynamic Market: The United States Dairy Industry.   American Journal of Agricultural Economics 67: 821-832.

Hochman, E., J.T. LaFrance, and D. Zilberman. 1984. Solar Energy and Hydroelectric Power Generation in the Dead Sea: A Dynamic Analysis.   Water Resources Research 20: 1467-1476.

Rucker, R.R., O.R. Burt, and J.T. LaFrance. 1984. An Econometric Model of Beef Cattle Inventories.   American Journal of Agricultural Economics 66: 131-144.

LaFrance, J.T., A. Schmitz, and D. Zilberman. 1984. Small Leading Firms.   Economic Record (June): 160-164.

LaFrance, J.T., and O.R. Burt. 1983. A Modified Partial Adjustment Model of Aggregate U.S. Agricultural Supply.   Western Journal of Agricultural Economics 8: 1-12.

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