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Benjamin M Gramig

Agricultural Economics 

  • Associate Professor of Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
Krannert Room 564

Ben Gramig’s teaching and research activities are focused primarily on environmental and natural resource economics. He has a strong interest in the interface between agriculture and the environment, and his work is motivated by public policy and the role of human activity in environmental change.

Ben has a strong interest in applied micro-economic theory and inter-disciplinary research that integrates economics with natural or physical sciences to analyze applied problems. His research interests include decision making under uncertainty, information economics, climate change, markets for environmental goods and services, invasive species management, and spatial dimensions of environmental and natural resource management.

Ben’s dissertation research focused on empirical and theoretical analysis of livestock disease management issues including on-farm adoption of biosecurity and health management practices, design of government indemnification programs in the presence of asymmetric information, and modeling disease and behavioral dynamics in a decentralized setting.

Ben has previously worked in a consulting setting as part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers, and gained experience working with extension agents, commodity groups, farmers, environmental organizations, government agencies that oversee agri-environmental programs and elected officials while working in the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy in Kentucky.