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Matthew T. Holt

  • Professor and Wickersham Chair of Excellence in Agricultural Research, Purdue University, Department of Agricultural Economics, 2006–present
  • Executive Board, AAEA, 2005-2008
  • Visiting Professor, Stockholm School of Economics, Department of Economic Statistics, 2004, 2006
  • Publication of Enduring Quality Award, AAEA, 2002
  • Professor, North Carolina State University, Departments of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Economics, 2001–2005
  • Professor and Bartley P. Cardon Chair, University of Arizona, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 1999–2000
  • Quality of Research Discovery Award, AAEA, 1999
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 1998–2004
  • Associate Professor and Professor, North Carolina State University, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 1994–1999
  • Associate Editor, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1994–1997
  • Editorial Review Board, Review of Agricultural Economics, 1993–1994
  • Outstanding Journal Article Award, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 1993
  • Outstanding Graduate Instructor, Taylor-Hibbard Club, 1991
  • Assistant Professor and Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Department of Agricultural Economics, 1988–1994
  • Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award, AAEA, 1988
  • PhD, Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri at Columbia, 1987
  • MS, Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, 1983
  • BS, Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, 1981

Matthew Holt is an exceptional economist and a superb econometrician who has pioneered many path-breaking works on a broad range of issues in agricultural economics. He is known for his steady stream of influential publications that evidence creativity, outstanding intuition, dedication, and a commitment to excellence. He has dedicated himself to a profound sense of service to students, colleagues, policymakers, and to the scientific community as a whole.

Holt has been widely published in leading agricultural economics and economics journals, writing on such diverse topics as econometric methods, demand and supply estimation, decision-making under risk, farm and food policy, price analysis, chaos theory, nonlinear dynamics, and agricultural marketing. His publications have received over 800 academic citations. Among his most influential works are a number of studies in the areas of decision-making under risk, dynamic interactions in commodity markets, and econometric investigations of producer and consumer behavior.

Holt has served as an associate editor of the AJAE and JBES, and as a referee for numerous scholarly journals. He has served on the AAEA Executive Board as well as other committees for the association and at Purdue. Holt currently holds the Wickersham Chair of Excellence in Agricultural Research at Purdue University.