Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Director, Center for Economic Analysis / Assistant Professor, Agricultural, Food, and Resource EconomicsMorrill Hall of Agriculture
446 W Circle Dr Room 88
East Lansing, MI 48824 US
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University
B.A., Oklahoma State University
Fixed-term assistant professor Dr. Steven R. Miller specializes in applied economic methods for forecasting and impact analysis. As a graduate, Steven maintained and programmed the Oklahoma State University Econometric Forecasting model and served as investigator on several Oklahoma Department of Human Resources studies of TANF funding, and child support studies for impact and needs assessments.
He has produced numerous impact assessments of Wichita, Kansas area businesses seeking state and local sponsored incentives, produced papers on aviation demand across competing regional airports, and papers on alternative estimation methods of systems modeling. He is currently working on: Development of Profitable Michigan-Based Meat and Livestock Value Chains.
Research and Outreach Interests
- Building models for and producing national, state and local economic forecasts
- Impact assessment of industry and policy
- State and local incentives for economic development
- Spatial estimation models
- Bayesian vector autoregression models for forecasting
- Impact assessment of recreation destination
Steven's center draws on expertise of the faculty that makes up the Dept of AFRE, and the center's objectives include linking research questions to appropriate faculty. The center works with department faculty to push through stakeholder requests for economic analysis & has been successful in pushing projects along a wide swath of topics including public policy, health care, agriculture policy, enviromental policy and economic development.
Steven's personal area of interest is in projects and programs around economic growth and development, including community- and regional-based entrepreneurship programs.