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Jeffrey H. Dorfman

Jeffrey H. Dorfman has made notable contributions to the profession through his research, teaching, outreach, leadership, and service activities. As an econometrician who prefers collaborating with colleagues, he has published articles across a wide range of fields including productivity and efficiency measurement, futures markets, forecasting, regional economics, technology adoption, trade policy, health economics, agricultural marketing, and environmental and resource economics. His contributions in econometrics include advances in time series modeling and forecasting, and, most strikingly, popularizing Bayesian econometrics within agricultural and applied economics.

During his twenty-four years as a professor at The University of Georgia he has taught classes in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and agricultural marketing at all levels and has won many awards for that teaching. Around the state of Georgia, he has built a high-profile reputation as an economist by providing frequent speeches, training workshops, and op-ed columns on local government finance, land use economics, and economic outlook. He has served the association as co-editor and associate editor of the AJAE, as chair of the Econometrics Section, and member and chair of numerous AAEA committees. He received his BS and PhD degrees from University of California, Davis. He is also a founding member of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis.