Jeffrey H. Dorfman
University of California, DavisPh.D. Agricultural Economics
University of California, DavisB.S. Agricultural Economics
Commodities and Futures
New Product Viability
Jeffrey Dorfman is an economist and professor at The University of Georgia, where he has been on the faculty since 1989. In addition to food production and agricultural resources, Dr. Dorman specializes in valuing real property assets, advising on development projects, crop and flood damage, and various topics in pharmaco-economics. Dr. Dorfman teaches classes in microeconomic theory, the economics of the food industry, and macroeconomic theory and policy. He performs research on food insecurity, productivity measurement, economic forecasting, a variety of agribusiness topics, development economics, and the economics of growth and sprawl. He has authored three books, most recently Economics and Management of the Food Industry, one hundred academic journal articles, and a variety of other articles published in trade publications, the popular press, and on the web. Dr. Dorfman writes regular opinion columns for Forbes and RealClearMarkets.com with additional pieces occasionally appearing in other outlets. Journals he has published in include Journal of Econometrics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Journal of Futures Markets, PLoS ONE, World Development, Land Use Policy, Journal of Regional Science, Economic Development Quarterly, Energy Economics, The American Statistician, and Journal of Regulatory Economics.
In 2013, he was elected as a Fellow by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. He has testified to the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee, to the Georgia Senate Special Committee on Feedgrains, and to a USDA Panel on Farmland Preservation. He served as editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics from 2009-2012. He is a consultant to a variety of businesses, foundations, and local governments with past and current clients including Sprint, Kinder Morgan, Comcast, the American Farmland Trust, Pennington Seed, and numerous city and county governments in the Southeastern U.S. He also teaches regular training workshops on smart growth for Georgia elected officials. His consulting projects have included estimation of economic damages, analysis of market conditions for agricultural inputs and outputs, contract disputes, business valuation, the economic impacts of land use decisions and development projects on both communities and local government budgets, real estate valuation, and projection of market viability for newly developed products.