Robert Shupp

Robert Shupp
Telephone: 517 432 2754

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Associate Professor
446 W. Circle Dr., Rm 211E, Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039


Ph.D., Economics, Indiana University Bloomington
M.A., Economics, Indiana University Bloomington
B.A., Economics, College of William and Mary

Biographical Information

Robert joined the MSU Agricultural Economics faculty as an Assistant Professor in January 2007. He is appointed in the tenure system. His primary teaching and research interests are in the area of experimental economics with a focus on application to topics in agricultural economics. Prior to joining MSU He was a faculty member at Ball State University. He is currently working on Collective Entrepreneurship for Small and Medium-Sized Farms/

Research and Outreach Interests

  • Contest theory with an emphasis on probabilistic contests
  • Trust and related issues in social dilemmas
  • Behavioral economics and personality
  • Voluntary contribution mechanisms and common pool resources
  • Risk attitudes in experiments

Student Mentoring

Teaching Experience

  • Information and Market Intelligence in the Agri-Food Industry;
  • Vertical Coordination in the Agri-Food System;
  • Ecological Economics; Survey of Economics;
  • Introductory Microeconomics;
  • Introductory Macroeconomics;
  • Intermediate Microeconomics;
  • Industrial Organization

Tags: co-principal investigators, graduate student advisors

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