Hongli Feng

Hongli Feng

Ph.D., Iowa State University
B.S., China Agricultural University

Associate Professor

Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

446 W. Circle, Dr., Rm 213D, Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing MI 48824

517 884-8520, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Biographical Information  

Dr. Feng is an Associate Professor at the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics.  Her research lies mostly at the interface of the environment and agriculture.  Dr. Feng has done extensive research on agricultural conservation programs like the Conservation Reserve Program in the United State.  She has also examined the impacts of biofuels. Most recently, her research projects have focused on historical land use trends and the underlying drivers including climate change and government programs like the U.S. federal crop insurance program.  In collaboration with cross-disciplinary scientists, Dr. Feng’s newest research endeavor delves into behavior aspects of decision making with regard to land use changes and crop insurance choices. 

Research and Outreach Interests

  • Environmental and Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics
  • Current research topics include agricultural and environmental policies, climate change, land use changes, and crop insurance.
  • Past research topic included the economics and biophysical modeling of water and soil quality, tradable permits, biofuel policies, green payments, and carbon sequestration.