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Andrew Barkley

Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar
Kansas State University

Andrew Barkley is a Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University, where he has taught since 1988. Andrew's published research includes assessment of teaching and learning, and the economic evaluation of the wheat industry. Andrew has taught at the University of Chicago, Kansas State University, Quaid-I-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan, the University of Arizona, and Cambridge University in Cambridge, England.

Biography

Andrew Barkley is a Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Scholar in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University, where he has taught since 1988. Andrew teaches courses in the economics of agriculture, and is is a frequently-requested speaker on the topics of motivation, teaching, higher education, and agricultural and public policy issues. Andrew's published research includes assessment of teaching and learning, and the economic evaluation of the wheat industry.

Andrew received his undergraduate degree in Economics at Whitman College. He earned masters and doctorate degrees in Economics at the University of Chicago.

Andrew has taught and conducted research in agricultural economics at the University of Chicago, Kansas State University, Quaid-I-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan, the University of Arizona, and Cambridge University in Cambridge, England.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Andrew's published research includes assessment of teaching and learning, and the economic evaluation of the wheat industry.

Personal Interests

    Reading, running, cooking, travel.

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Principles of Agricultural Economics 2e: Barkley - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

American Journal of Agricultural Economics

Estimating Yield Gaps with Limited Data: An Application to United States Wheat


Published: Sep 11, 2015 by American Journal of Agricultural Economics
Authors: Tack, Jesse, Andrew Barkley, and L. L. Nalley.
Subjects: Environment and Agriculture

Variety performance trial data for Kansas winter wheat are used to summarize the evolution of wheat yields over the time period 1985 to 2011. Persistent and expanding yield gaps between potential yield and actual on-farm yield are measured and analyzed. Producers’ variety adoption decisions explain a relatively small portion of this gap. The largest portion of these gaps was explained by on-farm production decisions.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

The Effect of Warming Temperatures on U.S. Wheat Yields


Published: Jun 02, 2015 by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Authors: Tack, Jesse, Andrew Barkley, and L. L. Nalley
Subjects: Environment and Agriculture

Our results indicate that advancements in heat resistance could come at the expense of higher average yields, and that there is currently limited scope for producer adaptation through alternative variety selection. Our results also suggest that irrigation could help mitigate the effects of warming, which has implications for policies focused on the conservation of increasingly scarce water resources.

Videos

Economic Analysis of Kansas Wheat Doubled Haploids

Published: Apr 07, 2012