Professor Brewer joined the department of agricultural economics in 2018. His research focuses on agricultural finance and production topics that include farm profitability, credit availability, production efficiencies, credit choice of farmers, and farmland values. Dr. Brewer’s extension programming focuses on educating agricultural lenders on credit analysis and farm income trends. He earned his PhD in Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University in 2015. Prior to coming to Purdue, he served as an assistant professor of agribusiness at University of Georgia.
SELECTED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS
Brewer, B. E., Wilson, C. A., Featherstone, A. M., & Langemeier, M. R. (2014). Multiple vs single lending relationships in the agricultural sector. AGRICULTURAL FINANCE REVIEW, 74(1), 55-+. doi:10.1108/AFR-04-2013-0014
Centner, T. J., Brewer, B. E., & Leal, I. (n.d.). Reducing damages from sulfoxaflor use through mitigation measures to increase the protection of pollinator species. Land Use Policy, 75, 70-76. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.03.016
Brewer, B. E., Bergtold, J., Feathersone, A. M., & Wilson, C. (in press). Farmer’s Choice of Credit Between the Farm Credit System, Commercial Banks, and Nontraditional Lenders. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.
Brewer, B. E., Wilson, C., Featherstone, A. M., Harris, J. M., Erickson, K., & Hallahan, C. (2012). Measuring the Financial Health of U.S. Production Agriculture. Journal of the ASFMRA.
Brewer, B. E., & Featherstone, A. M. (2017). Agency cost of debt: evidence from Kansas farm operations. Agricultural Finance Review, 77(1), 111-124. doi:10.1108/AFR-03-2016-0023
Rusiana, H., Brewer, B. E., Escalante, C., & Dodson, C. (2017). Effects of Business Maturity, Experience, and Size on Farms Economic Vitality: A Credit Migration Analysis of Farm Service Agency Borrowers. Agricultural Finance Review, 77(1). doi:10.1108/AFR-03-2016-0026
Li, X., Brewer, B. E., & Escalante, C. (2018). Pre-recession efficiencies and input allocation decisions of agricultural and critically insolvent banks. Applied Economics, 50(32), 3515-3531. doi:10.1080/00036846.2018.1430333
Ferreira, S., Liu, H., & Brewer, B. E. (n.d.). The Housing Market Impacts of Wastewater Injection Induced Seismicity Risk. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 92, 251-269. doi:10.1016/j.jeem.2018.08.006