Robert P. King
Robert P. King is a multidimensional leader in the agricultural and applied economics profession. Throughout his career, he has made exemplary, continuous contributions in research, teaching, extension, administration and service to the profession. His research has focused on the use of quantitative tools and empirical analysis in addressing managerial decision problems, including: the economics of decision making under uncertainty, the role of information and management information systems in decision making, and the economics of food supply chain organization and management. His research output has influenced the methods agricultural and applied economists use for decision analysis, and he has contributed to outreach efforts designed to ensure that his results are actually applied in a farm and agribusiness decision setting.
King also is a dedicated, talented teacher and an effective mentor. He has made lasting impacts on undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Minnesota, not only through in-class teaching but also through program design and management. Finally, King’s service has helped shape the agricultural and applied economics profession. As AAEA President, he worked to make AAEA a welcoming professional home for members at all points in their careers and he extended the Association’s international reach through expanded AAEA Trust programming.