Seminar Series | LSU Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness

Landscape-Level Pest Control Technologies and Extranalities When Consumer Preferences are Non-Neutral

by Dr. Zachary S. Brown


Seminar speaker

Seminar Information:

Dr. Zack Brown will be discussing a new program he is co-leading on Agricultural Biotechnology in our evolving Food, Energy, and Water Systems (AgBioFEWS) at North Carolina State University. With funding from the National Science Foundation, the program offers PhD candidates across multidisciplinary fields of study the opportunity to examine the science, policy, and public engagement aspects and impacts of Agricultural Biotechnology on Food, Energy, and Water. His talk will present a collaborative effort between himself and Mike Jones, a PhD candidate and Fellow in a predecessor to AgBioFEWS, and will highlight the impact, scope and reach of current work from the program. More information on the AgBioFEWS program can be obtained at:

Additional Information:

Zachary Brown is an Assistant in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University in Raleigh North Carolina. He is also the current research leader of the Genetic Engineering Society Program. He earned his BA in Mathematics and Economics from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI in 2005 and his PhD in Environmental and Resource Economics from Duke University in Durham, NC in 2011. He went on to receive the 2012 AAEA Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award for the research he conducted in his doctoral studies. Prior to his current position, he served as a postdoctoral research scholar with the Duke Global Health Institute then as an economist for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Please join us 

Friday, April 12th, 2019

for a seminar hosted by the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness


Martin D. Woodin Hall

Room #208



10:15 – 11:15

Meet with Students

11:20 – 11:50 


Seminar Coordinators

Shaun Tanger, Assistant Professor

Lawson Connor, Assistant Professor

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Dr. Zack Brown         AgBioFEWS Program - Topics in Agricultural Biotechnology



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