Maria Bampasidou

Assistant Professor

234 Martin D. Woodin Hall

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Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness


  • Agricultural Finance
  • Labor Supply
  • Program Evaluation


Curriculum Vitae





Ph.D. Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2012

M.S. Economic Theory, Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece, 2008

B.S. Mathematics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece, 2006



My current projects are in the areas of Agricultural Finance, Risk Management, Labor Supply, and Production Economics. The overall objective of my research program is to evaluate and assess the impact of (farm) policies on the economic decision making of farmers, their households and farm operations. I actively seek to establish clear economic formulations that will explain the impact of policies on farm household labor allocation decisions, labor supply on and off-the farm, participation in government sponsored programs, farmland values, risk mitigation, and financial performance of (farm) operations.


Recent Publications

Bampasidou, M. and W.R. McKinzie*. 2020. “Decision-Making: How Informed are our Producers and Hired Managers?” Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, 81-87.

Bampasidou, M. and W.R. McKinzie*. 2020. “Red Stick Farm: Planning for the Future”, Applied Economics Teaching Resources, 2(1) 41-53.

Alvarez, S., M. Bampasidou, and D. Solis. 2019. “Evaluating the Impact of Employing Local Tax Collectors to Improve State-level Licensing Program Outcomes in Florida”, Evaluation Review, 43 (1-2), 77-107. Joint authorship.

Osti, S*., M. Bampasidou, and J.M. Fannin. 2019. “Labor-Intensive Multiple Cropping Systems and the H-2A Program: Evidence from the Crawfish Industry”. Choices, 34(1)

Bampasidou, M. and M.E. Salassi. 2019. “Trends in U.S. Farm Labor and H-2A Hired Labor: Policy and Related Issues” Choices, 34(1)

Bampasidou, M. and M.E. Salassi. 2019. “Agricultural Labor Trends: Considerations for Farm Managers” Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, 6-13.

Gillespie J. and M. Bampasidou. 2018. “Designing Effective Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Undergraduate Programs”, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. Volume 50 (3), pp-319-348.

Gentimis, T., S. Tanger, and M. Bampasidou. 2018. “Informing Long Term Lumber Buying: A Decision-Making Criteria for Wood Buyers Using a Simple Algorithm.” Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness, 12 (3).



Course Number Course Name
AGEC 4273 Agricultural Price Analysis
AGEC 4403 Agricultural Finance
AGEC 7313 Agricultural Production and Labor Supply



C. Motsenbocker, Co-PIs M. Bampasidou and K. Fontenot “Grow Louisiana: Beginning Farmer Training Program”, USDA NIFA AFRI, 2018-2021, Funded for $589,610

Bampasidou, M. (PI). Annie's Project LSU AgCenter. NRCS, $23,100

Scaglia, G., Gebrelul, S., Marshall, R., and Bampasidou, M. (Co-PI). Production and Market Development for Grass-fed Beef in the Gulf Coast Region of the U.S.. USDA AFRI, $479,880

Bampasidou, M. (PI), and M. Fannin. Impacts of Labor Policy Changes on Louisiana Seafood Processing and Production. Sea Grant, $156,094

Bampasidou, M. (PI), and D.A. Hatch. Enhancing Louisiana Agritourism: Managing Financial and Legal Liabilities. Southern Extension Risk Management Education, 2016 Education Projects, $44,765

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