J. Roy Black

J. Roy Black

Ph.D., University of Minnesota
B.S., Montana State University


Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

Rm 305, Justin S Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039

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Publications (View all Black’s publications on Google Scholar sorted by year)

Selected Publications  (Black’s publications have appeared in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Animal Science, Dairy Science, and Veterinary Medicine journals as well as research reports and outreach bulletins.)

Megan Sheahan; Roy Black; T.S. Jayne. 2013. Are Kenyan farmers under-utilizing fertilizer? Implications for input intensification strategies and research. Food Policy. 41:39-52.

Xu, Zhiying, Guan, Zhengfei, Jayne, Thomas S., Black, J. R. 2009. Factors Influencing the Profitability of Fertilizer Use on Maize in Zambia. Agricultural Economics 40 (4): 437-446.

Xu, Z., R.Black, T. S. Jayne, and J. Govereh. 2006. “Maize Response to Fertilizer and the Profitability of Fertilizer Use on Maize by Small-Scale Farming Households in Zambia” Selected paper, International Agricultural Economics Association, Australia.

Shim, W., R. Black. 2006. The characteristics of farms participating in AGR and actuarial experience. Report to Risk Management Agency, USDA. 103 pp., Appendix.

Gramig, B., Barnett, J. Skees, R. Black. 2006. Incentive compatibility in risk management of contagious livestock diseases. In S. Koontz et. al (ed) The economics of livestock disease insurance: concepts, issues and international case studies. CABI

Radke, B, J. J. Lloyd, R. Black, S. Harsh. 2005. The value of genetic information in selecting dairy replacements. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 71:71-81.

Barnett, B.J., J.R. Black, Y. Hu, and J.R. Skees. 2005. “Is Area Yield Insurance Competitive with Farm Yield Insurance?” Journal of Agriculture and Applied Economics.

Zavallon, C. Andresen, J. Black, R., T. Beedy, and J. Winkler, 2005. “Modeling Impacts of Weather on Tart Cherry Losses Due to Frost.” 7th Int. Symp Modelling Fruit Research and Orchard Management. Copenhagen, Dennnark.

Black, R., J.A. Andresen, J.A. Winkler, C. Zavalloni, and J.M. Bisanz. 2005. The Pileus Project: Development Of Techniques And Tools To Help Assess The Impact Of Climate Variability And Change On An Intensively-Managed Agricultural Crop National CCSP Workshop On Climate Change.

Cao, X. R. Black. 2005. AGR coverage rate relativities. Report to Risk Management Agency, USDA. 45pp.

Xu, Z., R. Black. 2005. What Inferences About Farm Level PDF’s Can Be Drawn From NASS County Yield Time Series? Hawaii International Conference on Business and Economics.

Boring, T. L. Donnet, R. Black and S. Snapp. 2005. Economic and Organizational Issues Of Potato-Based Integrated Crop Systems: Comparison Of Selected Rotations In Michigan. Re-Integrating Crop and Livestock Enterprises in Three Northern States. 23 pp.

Chaffin, B., R. Black, X. Cao. 2005. Practical Procedures For Evaluating Crop Insurance Policies That Trigger On County Yield. 2005 National Risk Management Education Conference. Kansas City, MO.

Cao, X, R. Black. 2005. Updating AGR Premium Rates Based Upon Experience Using Buhlmann Credibility Model. Report to Risk Management Agency, USDA. 40pp.

Winkler, J., J. Andresen, R. Black, D. Holecek, and S. Nichols. 2004. Project Pileus: Modeling Impact of Climate Change on Michigan Agriculture and Tourism. Second International Conference on Climate Change Impact Assessment. Grainau, Germany.

Wang, H., S.D. Hanson, and R. Black. 2003. Efficiency Costs of Subsidy Rules for Federal Crop Insurance. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics