AgEconAwards_Feb-2015Henry Kinnucan

Alumni Professor

Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

Online Vita

Agricultural PRICES, MARKETING and trade


M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota
B.S., University of Illiniois

Professional experience

2013-present Alumni Professor, Auburn University
2009-2015 Graduate Program Officer, DAERS, Auburn University
1983-2012 Assistant, Associate, Full Professor, Auburn University
1999–2012 Adjunct Professor II, University of Tromsø, Norway
1997 Winrock LEAD-21 Professor, China Agricultural University (April-June)
1994-98 Associated Member of Graduate Faculty, University of Guelph, Ontario
1980–1983 Research Associate, Cornell University
1975–1980 Research Assistant, University of Minnesota

honors and awards

Fulbright Specialist, Council of International Exchange of Scholars (2016)
Outstanding Journal Article, Southern Association of Agricultural Economics (2015)
Fellow, Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (2014)
Alumni Professor, Auburn University (2013)
Lifetime Achievement Award, Southern Agricultural Economics Association (2012)
Provost’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Graduate Studies, Auburn University (2011)
Director’s Senior Research Award, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University (2009)
Distinguished Professional Contribution Award, Southern Agricultural Economics Association (2008)
Graduate Council Outstanding Service Award, Auburn University (2006)

professional affiliations

International Assocation of Agricultural Economics
Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Southern Association of Agricultural Economics

Research activities

My major research interests are in in the areas agricultural prices, marketing and trade. I have also done research on topics related to rural development, student performance, and the environment.

Recent Courses taught

AGEC 7700 Research Methods in Agricultural Economics
AGEC 7970 Special Topics-PhD Research Paper
AGEC 8060 Theory of Agricultural Markets
Research Methods and Journal Publication, graduate course taught at Nha Trang University, Vietnam in June 2016 as a Fulbright Specialist

Recent publications

  • Zhang, L. and H. W. Kinnucan. 2016. “The Economic Contribution of Alabama’s Automotive Industry to its Regional Economy: Evidence from a Computable General Equilibrium Analysis.” Economic Development Quarterly. 29: forthcoming.
  • Gao, L., H. W. Kinnucan, Y. Zhang, and G. Qiao. 2016. “The Effects of a Subsidy for Grassland Protection on Livestock Numbers, Grazing Intensity, and Herders’ Income in Inner Mongolia.” Land Use Policy. 54: 302-312.
  • Kinnucan, H. W. and D. Zhang. 2015. “Notes on Farm-Retail Price Transmission and Marketing Margin Behavior.” Agricultural Economics. 46: 729-737.
  • Kinnucan, H. W. and L. Gong. 2014. “Goodwill and Export Promotion Dynamics.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 46: 73-89. (Winner of SAEA’s Outstanding Journal Article Award)
  • Krishnapillai, S. and H. Kinnucan. 2012. “The Effects of Automobile Production and Local Government Expenditure on Poverty in Alabama.” Economics Bulletin. 32: 2137-2145. (100th journal article)
  • Kinnucan, H. W., M.D. Smith, Y. Zheng, and J. R. Llanes. 2012. “The Effects of No Child Left Behind on Student Performance in Alabama’s Rural Schools.” Regional and Sectoral Economics Studies. 12: 1-24.
  • Kinnucan, H. W. and H. Cai. 2011. “A Benefit-Cost Analysis of U.S. Agricultural Trade Promotion.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 92: 194-208.