Department: Agricultural Economics & Economics
University System: Montana State University - Bozeman
Anton Bekkerman joined the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University as an Assistant Professor of Economics after receiving his Ph.D. in Economics from North Carolina State University in 2009. His research interests include price analysis in grain markets, the economic impacts of invasive species, and applied econometrics with a concentration on spatial modeling. Anton’s recent works focus on evaluating market-based risk management of invasive species, modeling grain price behavior in spatially separated markets, improving producers’ price hedging ability using futures markets, and understanding the impacts of consumers’ quality perceptions on bull prices. He has also performed research in information economics and across disciplines, investigating consumer behaviors in bull auctions and assessing the benefits of adopting cover crop farming practices. On-campus, Anton teaches Econometrics and the Economics of Agricultural Marketing; he is also the advisor to the Collegiate Young Farmers and Ranchers student organization and Associate Director of the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station.