Professor Paarlberg's research interests include the economic impacts
of livestock disease outbreaks. He has had extensive experience in
the Economic Research Service (ERS) from 1977-1985 where he analyzed
international trade policy issues. In 1991-1992, Professor Paarlberg
was a visiting professor at the University of Goettingen.
His awards include a USDA Superior Service Award, an
award for superior research by ERS, an American Agricultural Economics
Association award for his Ph.D. thesis, and outstanding journal
article for 2003 by the Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
Professor Paarlberg's recent publications include;
"Measuring Welfare Effects of an FMD Outbreak in the United States,"
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics (April 2003); and
"Potential Revenue Impact of an Outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease in
the United States," Journal of the American Veterinary Medical
Association (April 2002).
His teaching responsibilities cover agricultural policy and international trade.