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Colin A. Carter

Colin Carter


University of California, BerkeleyPh.D. Agricultural and Resource Economics

University of California, BerkeleyM.A. Economics

University of Alberta (Edmonton)M.Sc. Agricultural Economics

University of Alberta (Edmonton)B.A. Economics


Natural Resources
Transition Economics
Commodities and Futures

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Dr. Colin Carter is Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis, where he served as Department Chair between 1998 to 2001. He is Director of the University of California’s Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics. His fields of interest include commodity markets and international trade. He has produced around 150 academic publications in the areas of international trade, agricultural policy, futures and commodity markets, the economics of China’s agriculture, and the economics of biotechnology adoption in agriculture. He has received a number of professional awards for teaching and research, including the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s (AAEA) Annual Awards for Quality of Research Discovery (in both 1981 and 2008), Quality of Communication (in both 1994 and 2011), Distinguished Policy Contribution (1998), and Outstanding Essay for the 21st Century (2001). Dr. Carter was elected a Fellow of the AAEA in 2000 in recognition of his many contributions to the field of agricultural economics. From 2004 through 2008, Dr. Carter was an Editor of the Review of Agricultural Economics.

Dr. Carter has worked as consultant to the U.S. Congress, the OECD, the World Bank, Agriculture Canada, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the International Development Research Center, among others.