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Catherine J. Morrison Paul

  • University of California Davis, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (1995-present)
  • Honorary Visiting Professor, University of New South Wales, 1996-99
  • Tufts University, Department of Economics (1982-1995)
  • Research Economist and Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research (1983-92)
  • Ph.D., University of British Columbia (1982)
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics Division of Productivity and Technology, Research Economist (1981)
  • Associate Editor, American Journal of Agricultural Economics (1998-2002), Journal of Productivity Analysis (1986-present), Empirical Economics (2002-2005), Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (2004-present)

Catherine J. Morrison Paul received her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of British Columbia in 1982, and spent 13 years at Tufts University before becoming Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Davis. Her research has primarily involved modeling and measuring technological and market structure and performance. This work has touched on many topics, including productivity growth, capacity utilization, input demand and composition, market power, regulatory distortions, public infrastructure benefits, and knowledge, environmental and spatial spillovers. Her recent research has focused on costs and market power in food processing industries; efficiency and contracting in agricultural production; and capacity utilization and productivity in fisheries. Her research productivity and frequent citations have been recognized by rankings such as a 1996 Economic Inquiry report of research productivity in the top journals that listed her as 15 th in the economics profession. The relevance of her researchers to policy issues is evident from her participation with the ERS and GIPSA in the USDA, the FAO, the GAO, and the NMFS as a collaborator or a member of expert panels. She has also served on the editorial boards of five journals, including the AJAE and the Journal of Productivity Analysis.