Lindon J. Robison

Lindon J. Robison

Ph.D., Texas A & M University
M.S., University of Illinois
B.S., Utah State University


Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

446 W. Circle Dr., Rm 202D
Justin S Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039

517 353 7226, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



Biographical Information

Dr. Lindon J. Robison, Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Michigan State University is a world-renowned expert in the economics of social capital. He has published numerous books and articles on the topic and is one of the founders of the social capital initiative. His research helps add clarity to investment ranking. He had consulted for governments, firms, and international organizations such as the World Bank, particularly in Latin America. Dr. Robison is appointed at MSU in the tenure system.

Professional Interests

  • The social capital paradigm
    • social capital
    • networks
    • institutions
  • Attachment values and socio-emotional goods and their influence on:
    • farmland values
    • environmental practices
    • surveys and framing responses
    • transaction costs
  • Social capital and risk responses
  • Economics value of alternative network designs