Vincent H. Smith is Professor of Economics in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University and co-director of MSU’s Agricultural Marketing Policy Center. He received his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in 1987 and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Manchester in 1970 and 1971. Dr. Smith’s current research program examines agricultural trade and domestic policy issues, with a particular focus on agricultural insurance, agricultural science policy, domestic and world commodity markets, risk management, and agricultural trade policy. He has authored nine books and monographs and published over 100 articles on agricultural and other policy and economic issues. His work has been recognized nationally through multiple national awards for outstanding research programs. In 2008, he became a Distinguished Scholar of the Western Agricultural Economics Association. Currently he is a Visiting AEI Scholar and co-director of AEI’s agricultural policy initiative. Dr. Smith is married and he and his wife, Laura, have two children, Karen and Meredith.

Experience

  • Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT (1998-present) and Co-director, Agricultural Marketing policy Center, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana (2000-present).
  • Senior Research Fellow, Trade Research Center, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana 1996-2000,
  • Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT (1994-1998).
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT (1988-1994).
  • Consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1981-90).

Education

Ph.D., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
M.A., Manchester University, England
B.A., Manchester University, England
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    Email: uaevs@montana.edu
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    Name: Neil McCray
    Phone: 2028625826
    Email: neil.mccray@aei.org
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