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Ashok Mishra joined the W. P. Carey School of Business as a professor of agribusiness in 2015.

Professor Mishra’s research interests lie in food policy and focuses on the economic performance of global agribusiness as a result of production efficiency, mergers and acquisitions, and volatile commodity prices.

Professor Mishra previously spent a decade as an economist for the Economic Research Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He has been commended for his research in agriculture, being named a fellow by the Northeastern Association of Agricultural Resource Economists in 2013.



Bampasidou, M., A. K. Mishra, and C. Moss. “Modeling Debt Choice in Agriculture: The Effect of Endogenous Asset Values.” Agricultural Finance Review,​ Vol. 77(1), 2017: 95-110.

Coble, K., A. K. Mishra., T. Griffin, and S. Ferrell. “Big Data in Agriculture: A Challenge for the Future.” Forthcoming, ​Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy

D’Souza, A., and A. K. Mishra. “Adoption and Abandonment of Partial Conservation Technologies in Developing Economies: The Case of South Asia.” ​Land Use Policy,​ Vol. 70: 2017: 212-223.

Khanal, A. R., and A. K. Mishra. “Financial Performance of Small Farm Business Households: The Role of Internet.” ​China Agricultural Economics Review​, Vol. 8(4), 2016: 553-71.

Khanal, A. R., A. K. Mishra, and K.H Koirala. “Access to the Internet and Financial Performance of Small Business Households” Electronic Commerce Research,​ Vol.15 (2), 2015:159-175

Khanal, A. R., A. K. Mishra, and W. Keithly. “Heterogeneity in Food Demand among Rural Indian Households: The Role of Demographics.” ​Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics​, Vol. 64(3), 2016: 517-544.

Khanal, A.R., and A. K. Mishra. “Enhancing Food Security: Food Crop Portfolio Choice in Response to Climatic Risk in India.” ​Global Food Security​, Vol. 12, 2017: 22-30.

Khanal, A.R., A. K. Mishra, and M. Bhattarai. “Assessing the Impact of Weather Risk on Land Use Intensity: A Non-Stationary and Dynamic Panel Modeling Approach.” ​Land Economics,​ Vol. 93(1), 2017: 38-56.

Khanal, A.R., and A. K. Mishra. “Stock Price Reactions to Stock Dividend Announcements: A Case from a Sluggish Economic Period.” ​North American Journal of Economics and Finance,​ Vol. 42(Nov) 2017: 338–345.

Koirala, K. H., A. K. Mishra, and S. Mohanty. “Impact of Land Ownership on Productivity and Efficiency of Rice Farmers: The Case of the Philippines.” ​Land Use Policy,​ Vol. 50, 2016: 371-78.

Koirala, K. H., A. K. Mishra, J. M. D ’Antoni, and J. Mehlhorn. “Energy Prices and Agricultural Commodity Prices: Testing Correlation Using Copulas Method.” ​Energy Journal​, Vol. 81(1), 2015: 430-436.

Kumar, A., A. K. Mishra, S. Saraoj, and P.K. Joshi. “Institutional vs non-institutional credit to agricultural households in India: Evidence on impact from a national farmers’ survey.” ​Economic Systems,​ Vol. 41, 2017: 420-432.

Mishra, A. K., A. Khanal, S. Mohanty. “Gender Differentials in Farming Efficiency and Profits: The Case of Rice Production in the Philippines.” ​Land Use Policy,​ Vol. 63(April), 2017: 461-469.

Mishra, A. K., A. R., Khanal, and V. O. Pede. “Is Direct Seeded Rice a Boon for Economic Performance? Empirical Evidence from India.” ​Food Policy​, Vol 73, 2017: 10-18.

Mishra, A. K., and H.S. El-Osta. “Determinants of Decisions to Enter the U.S. Farming Sector.” ​Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics​, Vol. 48(1), 2016:73-98.

Mishra, A. K., and J. Cooper. “Impact of Farm Programs on Farm Households: A Free Cash Flow Modelling Approach” ​Journal of Policy Modeling,​ Vol. 39, 2017:387-409.

Mishra, A. K., and V. O. Pede. “Perception of Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies in Vietnam: Are there Intra-Household Gender Differences?” ​International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management​, Vol. 9(4), 2017: 501-516.

Mishra, A. K., D. Viaggi, and S. Gomez y Paloma. ​Public Policy in Agriculture: Impact on Labor Supply and Household Income.​ 2017. Routledge Press, London, UK.

Mishra, A. K., K.A. Mottaleb, and S. Mohanty. “Impact of Off-Farm Income on Food Consumption Rural Bangladesh: An Unconditional Quantile Regression Approach” ​Agricultural Economics: An International Journal​, Vol. 46(2), 2015: 139-148.

Mishra, A. K., Kumar, A., P. K. Joshi, A. D’Souza, and A. Tripathi. “How Can Organic Rice be a Boon to Smallholders? Evidence from Contract Farming in India.” Forthcoming, ​Food Policy​.

Mishra, A. K., Kumar, A., P. K. Joshi, and A. D’Souza. “Impact of Contract Farming on Yield, Costs, and Profitability in Low-Value Crop: Evidence from a Low-Income Country.” Forthcoming, ​Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.​

Mishra, A. K., S. Shaik., A. R. Khanal., and S. Bairagi. “Contract Farming and Technical Efficiency: Evidence from Low-Value and High-Value Crops in Nepal.” Forthcoming, ​Agribusiness: An International Journal​.

Mishra, A. K., and J. M. Gillespie. “Hiring Preferences for Non-Immigrant Labor: The Case of the Seafood Professing Industry.” Marine Resource Economics​, Vol. 31(1), 2016: 83-99.

Mishra, A. K., K.A. Mottaleb, A. R. Khanal, and S. Mohanty. “Abiotic Stress and Its Impact on Production Efficiency: The Case of Rice Farming in Bangladesh.” ​Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment,​ Vol. 199(1), 2015: 146-153.

Mishra, A. K., Kumar, A., P. K. Joshi, and A. D’Souza. “Impact of Contracts in High Yielding Varieties Seed Production on Profits and Yield: The Case of Nepal.” ​Food Policy​, Vol. 62 (July), 2016: 110-121.

Mottaleb, K. A., and A. K. Mishra. “Rice Consumption and Grain Type Preference by Households: A Bangladesh Case.” ​Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics​, Vol. 48(3), 2016: 298-319.

Mottaleb, K. A., D. Rahut, and A. K. Mishra. “Consumption of Food Away from Home in Bangladesh: Do Rich Households Spend More?” ​Journal of Appetite,​ Vol. 119, 2017: 54-63.

Mottaleb, K. A., D. Rahut, and A. K. Mishra. “Modelling Grain Type Preferences in Bangladesh?” ​British Food Journal​, Vol. 119(9), 2017: 2049-2061.

Mottaleb, K. A., M. Gumma, A. K. Mishra, and S. Mohanty. “Quantifying Production Losses due to Drought and Submergence of Rainfed Rice at the Household Level Using Remotely Sensed MODIS Data.” ​Agricultural Systems,​ Vol. 137(July), 2015: 227–235.

Mottaleb, K. A., S. Mohanty, and A. K. Mishra. “Intra-Household Resource Allocation under Negative Income Shock: A Natural Experiment.” ​World Development​, Vol. 66(Feb.), 2015: 557-571.

Mottaleb, K. A., S. Sene, and A. K. Mishra. “Impact of Remittance Income on House Prices: Evidence from Bangladesh” International Real Estate Review,​ Vol. 19(1), 2016: 98-119.

Schaible, G. D., A. K. Mishra, D. M. Lambert, and G. Panterov. “Factors Influencing Environmental Stewardship in U.S. Agriculture: Conservation Program Participants vs. Non-Participants.” ​Land Use Policy,​ Vol. 46(July), 2015: 125-141.

Tripathi, A., and A. K. Mishra. “Knowledge and Passive Adaptation to Climate Change: An Example from Indian Farmers.” ​Climatic Risk Management​, Vol. 16, 2017: 195-207.

Tripathi, A., A. K. Mishra, and G. Verma. “Impact of Preservation of Sub Soil Water Act on Groundwater Depletion: The Case of Punjab, India.” ​Environmental Management,​ Vol. 58(1), 2016:48-59.

Wang, C.S., Van Fleet, D. D., & Mishra, A. K. 2016. Food integrity: A market-based solution. ​British Food Journal​, 119(1): 7-19.

Wang, S., D. Van Fleet, and A. K. Mishra. “Food Integrity: A Market-Based Solution.” ​British Food Journal​, Vol. 119(1), 2017: 9-17.