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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Faculty

R. Karina Gallardo

Associate Professor, Extension Specialist

School of Economic Sciences, Puyallup Research and Extension Center, Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University. December 2007.
  • M.S. Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University. August 2004.
  • Professional Degree. Food Science and Technology Engineering, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina. Lima, Perú. August 2000.
  • B.S. Food Science and Technology, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina. Lima, Perú. December 1997.

AREAS OF INTEREST

  • Consumer demand for food products
  • Technology adoption
  • Tree fruit economics

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Wannemuehler, S. D., J. Luby, C. Yue, D. S. Bedford, R. K. Gallardo, V. McCracken. “A Cost-Benefit Analysis of DNA Informed Apple Breeding.” HortScience, Forthcoming.
  2. Li, Z., R.K. Gallardo, V. McCracken, C. Yue, W. Hoashi-Erhardt, L. DeVetter. “Transitioning to the Fresh Market: A Study of the Variety and Marketing Needs of Pacific Northwest Strawberry Growers.” HortScience, Forthcoming.
  3. Akhundjanov, S.B., R.K. Gallardo, J.J. McCluskey, B.J. Rickard. “Optimal Licensing of Plant Variety Patents: Benefiting both the Public University and the Industry.” Economic Modelling, Forthcoming.
  4. Lee, K., R.K. Gallardo, and M. Giacinti. 2019. “Tariff Impacts on Trade and Welfare: The Case of Indian Imports of Fresh Apples.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 1-17. PDF
  5. Hong, Y., R.K. Gallardo, X. Fan, S. Atallah, and M.I. Gomez. 2019. “Modelling the Economic Impact of the Trade Regulation of Invasive Species: A Study of Apple Production under an Apple Maggot Quarantine Program”. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 44(3):646-663. PDF
  6. Galinato, S., R.K. Gallardo, E. Beers, A. Bixby-Brosi. 2019. “Developing a Management Strategy for Little Cherry Disease: The Case of Washington State.” Plant Disease. Available online: https://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/10.1094/PDIS-12-18-2235-SR
  7. Gallardo, R.K., K. Grant, D.J. Brown, J.R. McFerson, K.M. Lewis, T. Einhorn, M. Miranda Sazo. 2019. “U.S. Fresh Apple Industry Perceptions of Precision Agriculture Technologies.” HortTechnology, 29(2): 151-162. PDF.
  8. Grant, K., R.K. Gallardo, and J.J. McCluskey. 2019. “Are Consumers Willing to Pay to Reduce Food Waste?” Choices. Quarter 1. Available online: http://www.choicesmagazine.org/choices-magazine/theme-articles/food-waste-reduction-strategies/are-consumers-willing-to-pay-to-reduce-food-waste.
  9. Zhou, R., C. Yue, S. Zhao, R.K. Gallardo, V. McCracken, J. Luby, J. McFerson. 2018. “Using Market Segmentation Analysis to Identify Consumer Preferences for Fresh Peach Attributes.” HortScience, 53(11): 1664-1668. PDF
  10. Gallardo, R.K. and J. Sauer. 2018. “Adoption of Labor Saving Technologies in Agriculture.” Annual Review of Resource Economics, 10: 185-206. PDF
  11. Galinato, S., R.K. Gallardo, D. Granatstein, M. Willet. 2018. “Economic Impact of a Potential Expansion of Pest Infestation: Apple Maggot in Washington State.” HortTechnology, 28(5): 651-659. PDF
  12. Gallardo, R.K., P. Klingthong, Q. Zhang, J. Polashock, C. Rodriguez-Saona, N. Vorsa, A. Atucha, J. Zalapa, and M. Iorizzo. 2018. “Breeding Trait Priorities of the Cranberry Industry in the United States and Canada.” HortScience, 53(10): 1467-1474. PDF
  13. Hong, Y., R.K. Gallardo, M. Silva Jaimes, and J. Flores Orozco. 2018. “College Students’ Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Fresh Apple Varieties in Peru.” Journal of Food Distribution Research, 49(2): 38-56. PDF
  14. Gallardo, R.K., Q. Zhang, M. Dossett, J. Polashock, C. Rodriguez-Saona, N. Vorsa, P.P. Edger, H. Ashrafi, E. Babiker, C.E. Finn, and M. Iorizzo. 2018. “Breeding Trait Priorities of the Blueberry Industry in the United States and Canada.” HortScience, 53(7): 1021-1028. PDF
  15. Gallardo, R.K., Y. Hong, M. Silva Jaimes, J. Flores Orozco. 2018. “Investigating Consumer Food Choice Behavior: An Application Combining Sensory Evaluation and Experimental Auctions.” Ciencia e Investigacion Agraria, 45(1): 1-10. PDF
  16. Gallardo, R.K., E. Stafne, L. Wasko DeVetter, Q. Zhang, C. Li, F. Takeda, J. Williamson, W. Yang, R. Beaudry, W. Cline, and R. Allen. 2018. “Blueberry Producers’ Attitudes toward Harvest Mechanization for Fresh Market.” HortTechnology, 28(1):10-16. PDF.
  17. Ikiz, D., R.K. Gallardo, A. Dhingra, and S. Hewitt. 2018. “Assessing Consumers’ Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Novel Sliced Packed Fresh Pears: A Latent Class Approach.” Agribusiness: An International Journal, 34(2): 321-337. PDF.
  18. Gallardo, R.K., I. Hanrahan, J. Luby, C. Yue, V. McCracken, J. McFerson, C. Ross, and L. Carrillo-Rodriguez. 2018. “Combining Sensory Evaluations and Experimental Auctions to Elicit Willingness-to-Pay for Fresh Fruit Quality Characteristics.” Agribusiness: An International Journal, 34(2): 407-425. PDF.
  19. Choi, J., C. Yue, R.K. Gallardo, McCracken, J. Luby, and J. McFerson. 2017. “Estimation of Market Equilibrium Values for Apple Attributes.” China Agricultural Economic Review, 10(1): 135-151.https://doi.org/10.1108/CAER-12-2016-0192
  20. Choi, J.W, C. Yue, J. Luby, S. Zhao, R.K. Gallardo, McCracken, and J. McFerson. 2017. “Estimating Strawberry Attributes’ Market Equilibrium Values.” HortScience, 52(5): 742-748. PDF
  21. Zhao, S., C. Yue, J. Luby, R.K. Gallardo, V. McCracken, J. McFerson, D. Layne. 2017. “U.S. Peach Producer Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Fruit Attributes.” HortScience, 52(1): 116-121. PDF
  22. Yue, C., S. Zhao, R.K. Gallardo,V. McCracken, J.L. Luby, J.McFerson. 2017. “U.S. Growers’ Willingness to Pay for Improvement in Rosaceous Fruit Traits.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 46(1): 103-122. PDF
  23. Brady, M.P, R. K. Gallardo, S. Badruddozza, and X. Jiang. 2016. “Regional Equilibrium Wage Rate for Hired Farm Workers in the Tree Fruit Industry.” Western Economics Forum, 15(1): 20-31. PDF
  24. Wang, J., C. Yue, R.K. Gallardo, V. McCracken, J. Luby, and J. McFerson. 2016. “What Consumers are Looking for in Strawberries: Implications from Market Segmentation Analysis.” Agribusiness: an International Journal, 33(1): 56-59. PDF
  25. Gallardo, R.K., J.F. Brunner, S. Castagnoli. 2016. “Capturing the Economic Value of Biological Control in Western Tree Fruit.” Biological Control, 102(1): 93-100. PDF
  26. Gallardo, R.K. and D. Zilberman. 2016. “The Economic Feasibility of Adopting Mechanical Harvesters by the Blueberry Industry.” HortTechnology 26(3): 299-308. PDF
  27. Jones, V., N. Mills, J. Brunner, D. Horton, E. Beers, T. Unruh, P. Shearer, J. Goldberger, E. Milickzy, S. Steffan, K. Amarasekare, U. Chambers, A. Gadino, R.K. Gallardo, and W. Jones. 2016.“From Planning to Execution to the Future: An Overview of a Concerted Effort to Enhance Biological Control in Apple, Pear and Walnut Orchards in the Western U.S. Biological Control.” Biological Control, 102(1): 1-6. PDF
  28. Zheng, X., C. Yue, R.K. Gallardo, V. McCracken, J. Luby, and J. McFerson. 2016. “What Attributes Are Consumers Looking for in Sweet Cherries? Evidence from Choice Experiments.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 45(1):124-142. PDF
  29. Gallardo,K., H. Li,V. McCracken, C. Yue, J. Luby, and J. McFerson. 2015. “Market Intermediaries’ Ratings of Importance  for Rosaceous Fruits’ Quality Attributes.” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 18(4):121-154. PDF
  30. Gallardo, R.K. and M. Brady. 2015. “Adoption of Labor-Enhancing Technologies by the Specialty Crop Agriculture: The Case of the Washington Apple Industry.” Agricultural Finance Review 75(4): 514-532. PDF
  31. Gallardo, R.K., Hanrahan, I., Hong, Y., and J.Luby. 2015. “Crop Load Management and the Market Profitability of ‘Honeycrisp’.” HortTechnology 25(4): 575-584. PDF
  32. Gallardo, R.K., A. Olanie, R. Ordonez, and M. Ostrom. 2015. “The Use of Wireless Capability at Farmers’ Markets: Results from a Choice Experiment Study.” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 18(1): 79-104. PDF
  33. Yue, C., R.K. Gallardo, J. Luby, A. Rihn, J. McFerson, V. McCracken, T. Gradziel, K. Gasic, G. Reighard, J. Clark, and A. Iezzoni. 2014. “An Evaluation of U.S. Peach Producers Trait Prioritization-Evidence from Audience Surveys.” HortScience 49(10):1309-1314. PDF
  34. Gallardo, R.K., H. Li, V. McCracken, C. Yue, J. Luby, and J. McFerson. 2014. “Market Intermediaries’ Willingness to Pay for Apple, Peach, Cherry, and Strawberry Quality Attributes.”  Agribusiness: An International Journal. PDF
  35. Yue, C., R.K. Gallardo, J.Luby, A. Rihn, J. McFerson, V.McCracken, N. Oraguzie, C. Weebadde, A. Sebolt, A. Iezzoni. 2014. “An Evaluation of U.S. Tart and Sweet Cherry Producers Trait Prioritization-Evidence from Audience Surveys.” HortScience 49(7):931-937. PDF
  36. Nakawuka, P., T. Peters, R.K. Gallardo, D. Toro-Gonzalez, R. Okwany, and D. Walsh. 2014. “Effect of Deficit Irrigation on Yield, Quality, and Grower Returns of Native Spearmint.” Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 140(5):1-9. PDF
  37. Yue, C., R.K. Gallardo, J. Luby, B. Katare, A. Rihn, J. McFerson, V. McCracken, V.M. Whitaker, C.E. Finn, J.F. Hancock, C. Weebadde, A. Sebolt, A. Iezzoni. 2014. “An Evaluation of U.S. Strawberry Producers Trait Prioritization: Evidence from Audience Surveys.” HortScience 49(2): 188-193. PDF
  38. Yue, C., R. K. Gallardo, J. Luby, A. Rihn, J. McFerson, V. McCracken, D. Bedford, S. Brown, K. Evans, C. Weebadde, A. Sebolt, and A. Iezzoni. 2013. “An Investigation of United States Apple Producers Trait Prioritization—Evidence from Audience Surveys.” HortScience 48(11): 1378-1384. PDF
  39. Toro-Gonzalez, D., R. K. Gallardo, J. Yan, and J. McCluskey. 2013. “Quality Differentiation with Flavors: Demand Estimation of Unobserved Attributes.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization, 11(1):1-11. PDF
  40. Gallardo, R.K. and Q. Wang. 2013. “Willingness to Pay for Pesticides’ Environmental Features and Social Desirability Bias: The Case of Apple and Pear Growers.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 38:124-139. PDF
  41. Yue, C., R.K. Gallardo, V. McCracken, J. Luby, J. McFerson, L. Liu, and A. Iezzoni. 2012. “Technical and Socio-Economic Challenges to Setting and Implementing Priorities in North American Rosaceous Fruit Breeding Programs.” HortScience, 47(9): 1320-1327.PDF
  42. Gallardo, R.K., D. Nguyen, V. McCracken, C. Yue, J. Luby, and J. McFerson. 2012. “An Investigation of Trait Prioritization in Rosaceous Fruit Breeding Programs.” HortScience, 47(6): 771-776. PDF
  43. Hudson, D. R.K. Gallardo, and T. Hanson.2012. “A Comparison of Choice Experiments and Actual Grocery Store Behavior: An Empirical Application to Seafood Products.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 44(1): 49-62.PDF
  44. Gallardo, R.K., E. Kupferman, R. Beaudry, E. Blankenship, E. Mitcham and C. Watkins. 2011. “Market Quality of Pacific Northwest Pears.” Journal of Food Distribution Research, 42(2):89-99. PDF
  45. Gallardo, R.K. 2011. “Choice Experiments Findings: A Tool for Fruit Agribusiness Managers.” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 14(3): 95-110. PDF
  46. Gallardo, R.K., E. Kupferman, and A. Colonna. 2011. “Willingness-to-pay for Optimal Anjou Pear Quality.” HortScience, 46(3): 452-456. PDF
  47. Gallardo, R.K., W. Brorsen, and J. Lusk. 2010. “Prediction Markets: An Experimental Approach to Forecasting Cattle on Feed.” Agricultural Finance Review, 70(3): 414-426.PDF
  48. Zhang, H., R. K. Gallardo, J. McCluskey, and E. Kupferman. 2010. “Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Treatment-Induced Quality Attributes in Anjou Pears.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 35(1): 105-117. PDF
  49. Marsh, T. and R.K. Gallardo.  2009. “Adopting Biological Control for Ornamental Crops in Greenhouses.” CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 4(22): 1-9.PDF
  50. Gallardo, R.K., J. Lusk, R. Holcomb, and P. Rayas-Duarte. 2009. Willingness to Pay for Attribute Level and Variability: The Case of Mexican Millers Demand for Hard Red Winter Wheat.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 41(3): 599-611. PDF

SELECTED GRANTS

  • USDA-NIFA-SCRI. “VitisGen2: Application of Next Generation Technologies to Accelerate Grapevine Cultivar Development.” PI. Bruce Reisch, Cornell University. September 2017-August 2021. Award total: $6.55 M. Gallardo’s portion: $135,849.
  • USDA-NIFA-AFRI. “Center of Excellence for Food Safety Technologies using Microwave Energy”. PI. Juming Tang, Washington State University. October 2015-September 2019. Award total: $3,999,417. Gallardo’s portion: $278,791.
  • USDA-NIFA-SCRI. “Scale Neutral Harvest Aid System and Sensor Technologies to Improve Harvest Efficiency and Handling of Fresh Market Highbush Blueberries” PI. Chagying Li, University of Georgia. September 2014-2019. Award total: $2,375,545. Gallardo’s portion: $135,322.
  • USDA-NIFA-SCRI. “RosBREED: Combining Disease Resistance Resistance With Horticultural Quality in New Rosaceous Cultivars” PI. Amy Iezonni, Michigan State University. September 2014-2019. Award total: $2,533,515.

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