Robert Shupp

Robert Shupp

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Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics



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

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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 Director of the MSU Agricultural Economics Experimental Lab and is currently working on Collective Entrepreneurship for Small and Medium-Sized Farms and Using Markets To Coordinate The Provision Of Multiple Agri-Environmental Services.

Research and Outreach Interests

  • Measuring risk in a development context
  • Impact of risk on farmer choices 
  • Voluntary contribution mechanisms and common pool resources
  • Valuation mechanisms (auctions and choice experiments)
  • Trust and related issues in social dilemmas
  • Behavioral economics and personality
  • Contest theory with an emphasis on probabilistic contests

Teaching Experience

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