Milton C. Hallberg


The Pennsylvania State University
204 Armsby Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-8631   FAX: (814) 865-3746

Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics.
(Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Iowa State University, 1965)

Dr. Hallberg's research has focused on structural change in agriculture and economic assessments of policy changes for this sector. Much of his and his students’ work over the years has involved quantitative assessments of the economic performance of the U.S. dairy industry under alternative policies, including spatial equilibrium analyses and econometric studies designed to explore various aspects of this industry. In recent years he has concentrated on more general issues affecting agriculture, including: the role and consequences of off-farm income to farm families; the ethical, technical, and market consequences of adoption of technologies like bovine somatotropin; and the changing agricultural trade relationships between the U.S. and the European Community, Canada, and Mexico.  His current interest includes a study of various aspects of the economic history of the U.S. agricultural sector since 1800.

Dr. Hallberg has served as a visiting professor of agricultural economics at Oklahoma State University, the University of Sydney in Australia, Kiel University in Germany, and Queen's University of Belfast in Northern Ireland.  He has lectured in several additional countries including Norway, Sweden, Spain, Hungary, Poland, and Korea.

Representative Publications

Hallberg, M. C.  Economic Trends in the U.S. Agriculture and Food System Since World War II.  Iowa State Press.  2001.

Hallberg, M. C.  “Milk Prices, Structural Change in the Dairy Industry, and Options for Pennsylvania Dairy Farmers.”  Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology.  Pennsylvania State University.  August.  2000.

Hallberg, M. C.  “Price Variability in the U.S. Dairy Industry in the 1990s and Beyond.”  In Price Instability and Risk Management in the Dairy Industry.  USDA, Economic Research Service.  August 20-21.  1998.

Keithly G. Jones and Milton C. Hallberg.  "Measuring Agriculture’s Contribution to an Economy."  Farm Economics.  The Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension Service.  Sept/Oct 1998.

Hallberg, M. C.  “Loss of Farms in Pennsylvania: Why? And What Does It Mean?”  Farm Economics.  The Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension Service.  May/June 1999.

Hallberg, M. C., and J. B. Herendeen. "Macroeconomic Policy and Agricultural Booms and Busts in Australia and the United States." Review of Marketing and Agricultural Economics. 64:1(1996):45-59

Hallberg, M.C., R. F. G. Spitze, and D. E. Ray (eds.). Food, Agriculture, and Rural Policy into the Twenty-First Century. Westview Press (1994).

Hallberg, M. C. Policy for American Agriculture: Choices and Consequences. Iowa State University Press (1992).

Hallberg, M. C. (ed). Bovine Somatotropin and Emerging Issues: A Framework for Assessment. Westview Press (1992)

Hallberg, M. C., Jill Findeis, and Dan Lass (eds.).  Multiple Job-Holding Among Farm Families in North America.  Iowa State University Press (1992).