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School of Economics Sciences | WSU Faculty

Richard Shumway

Regents Professor Emeritus

EDUCATION

  • 1969 Ph.D., University of California, Davis
  • 1967 M.S., University of California, Davis
  • 1965 B.S., University of California, Davis

FIELDS OF INTEREST

  • Production economics
  • Taxation

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • 2010-2016 – Regents Professor, School of Economic Sciences, WSU
  • 2004-2010 – Professor, School of Economics Sciences, WSU
  • 1998-2004 – Chair and Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics, WSU
  • 1980-98 – Professor, Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University
  • 1974-80 – Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University
  • 1971-74 – Assistant Professor, Economics, North Carolina State University
  • 1969-71 – 1st Lieutenant and Captain, U.S. Department of Army
  • 1967-69 – Agricultural Economist, U.S. Department of Agriculture

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • Published Research Award. Western Agricultural Economics Association, 2016
  • WSU Distinguished Professor of Agricultural & Resource Economics, 2013-2015
  • Published Research Award. Western Agricultural Economics Association, 2010
  • Published Research Award, Western Agricultural Economics Association, 2008
  • Distinguished Scholar, Western Agricultural Economics Association, 2004
  • Fellow, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 2001
  • Award for Lifetime Achievement, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, 2001
  • Elected President, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 1998-1999
  • Award for Publication of Enduring Quality, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 1995
  • Associate Editor, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1994-1996
  • Elected President, Western Agricultural Economics Association, 1989-1990
  • Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award in Research, TAMU Association of Former Students, 1989
  • Excellence in Team Research Award, Texas A&M University System, 1988
  • Elected Speaker, Texas A&M University Faculty Senate, 1987-1988
  • Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award, TAMU Agricultural Economics Graduate Student Association, 1987
  • Co-editor, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 1986-1988
  • Quality of Research Discovery Award, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 1984
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Economics, Harvard University, 1980-1981
  • Outstanding Published Research Award, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 1971
  • Outstanding Published Research Award, Western Agricultural Economics Association, 1971

TEACHING AND ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

  • Taught microeconomic theory (intermediate and graduate levels), production and consumption economics (senior and graduate levels), capstone (senior), econometrics (senior and graduate levels), farm management (intermediate level), research methodology (graduate level).
  • Research advisor to 30 Ph.D. and 17 master’s students.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Research focuses on the economics of taxation, renewable energy, technical change, and relationships between environmental and international policy and decisions of multiple-product agricultural firms.

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CONTACT INFO

E-mail address:
shumway@wsu.edu
Office Location:
Hulbert 105C
Office Phone:
(509) 335-1007