Robert D. Weaver

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Professional Background (Bio)

Last revision: 8/28/2020 (all content) R.D. Weaver

 

Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Professor of Agricultural Economics

Distinguished Professor Schreyer Honors College

Affiliate Professor Industrial Engineering
Member Operations Research Faculty
The Pennsylvania State University

 

 

Current and Past Positions

The Pennsylvania State University

Professor of Agricultural Economics                                                                     since 1990

Affiliate Professor Industrial Engineering                                                             since 2004
Member, Operations Research Faculty                                                                              since 1980

Distinguished Faculty Scholar, Schreyer Honors College                                     since 2012

Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien   Department Volkswirtschaft

Visiting Professor and Fulbright Scholar                                                                since 2013

                                   

Associate Editor. Journal on Food System Dynamics.                                                       since 2009

 

Associate Editor. NJAS-Journal of Royal Netherlands Society                                         since 2011

Scientific Board.  International European Forum for Food System Dynamics

                                                                                                                                            since 2010

The Pennsylvania State University

             Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics                                                    1983-1990

             Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics                                                     1977-1983     

 

The World Bank, Washington D.C.

             Visiting Scholar and Consultant                                                                             1983-2000

 

Copenhagen Business School                                                                             May-Aug 2004-2008

             Visiting Scholar Summer University

 

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Rennes, France                                      1993-1994

              Visiting Scholar

 

Université catholique de Louvain                    Visiting Scholar                                    Oct-Nov 1992

 

National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences                                              1987-1988

 

 

Recent Publications 

Weaver, R. D. (Co-Author with Sung Hoon Chung and Hyun Woo Jeon) (2020). Sustainable Management of Remanufacturing in Dynamic Supply Systems. Networks and Spatial Economics. 20(3) 703-731 .

 

Weaver, R.D. and Y. Moon. (2020). Pricing Perishables: Robust Price Assurance. International Journal of Food System Dynamics. 11(1) 39-51.

 

Weaver R.D. and Y. Moon. (2018). Pricing Perishables with Uncertain Demand, Substitutes, and Consumer Heterogeneity. International Journal of Food System Dynamics. 9 (5). 484-495.

 

Watabaji, M.D., Adrienn Molnar, Robert D. Weaver, Manoj K. Dora, Xavier Gellynck. (2016) "Information sharing and its integrative role: An empirical study of the malt barley value chain in Ethiopia." British Food Journal, Volume: 118(12):3012-3029.

 

Rosa, F. R.D. Weaver, and M Vasciaveo. (2016) Dairy Commodity Prices in Italy: Volatility and Forecasting after Milk Quotas. Int. J. Food System Dynamics. 112-115.

 

Weaver,R.D., F. Rosa, and M. Vasciaveo (2015) Structural Changes and Dairy Chain Efficiency in Italy Int. J. Food System Dynamics 6 (3): 147-169

 

Kuehne, B., Gellynck, X., and R.D. Weaver (2015) Enhancing Innovation Capacity Through Vertical, Horizontal, and Third Party Networks for Traditional Foods.  Agribusiness. 31(3) 294-313.

 

Chung, S. H., Terry L. Friesz, and Robert. D. Weaver (2014). "Dynamic Sustainability Games for Renewable Resources - A Computational Approach. accepted. IEEE Transactions 63:155-166.

 

Chung, Sung H. & Weaver, Robert D. & Friesz, Terry L., 2013. "Strategic response to pollution taxes in supply chain networks: Dynamic, spatial, and organizational dimensions," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 231(2), pages 314-327.

 

Kühne, Bianka, Xavier Gellynck, Robert D. Weaver, (2013) "The influence of relationship quality on the innovation capacity in traditional food chains", Supply Chain Management: An International Journal,18:1, pp.52 – 65

 

Chung, Sung H. & Weaver, Robert D. & Friesz, Terry L., 2012. "Oligopolies in pollution permit markets: A dynamic game approach," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 140(1), pages 48-56. Link

 

Gellynck, Xavier & Kuhne, Bianka & Weaver, Robert D., 2011. "Relationship Quality and Innovation Capacity of Chains: The Case of the Traditional Food Sector in the EU," International Journal on Food System Dynamics, International Center for Management, Communication, and Research, 2(1).

 

Gellynck,X., Bianka K|hne, and Robert D. Weaver. (2011). Innovation capacity of food chains: A novel approach. International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development. 3(2): 99-125.   

 

Weaver, Robert D., 2010. "Supply Chain and Network Performance: Metrics for Profitability, Productivity, and Efficiency," International Journal on Food System Dynamics, 1(1): 56-68.

 

Molnar, A. X. Gellynck, and R.D. Weaver. (2010) Chain member perception of chain performance: the role of relationship quality.  Journal of Chain and Network Science. 10(1):27-49.

 

Weaver, R.D. and A. Molnar (2011). Network Engagement: A Growth and Performance Strategy for SMEs. in (eds.) Gellynck Xavier, Adrienn Molnar andEvelien Lambrecht in Networks and Food System Performance. Ghent University (2011). pp: 13-28.

 

Friesz, T. L, S. H. Chung and R. D. Weaver (2010), Regional Infrastructure Investment Allocation for Sustainability in Sustainable and Resilient Critical Infrastructure Systems: Simulation, Modeling, and Intelligent Engineering (Eds.: Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan and Srinivas Peeta), Springer-Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-642-11404-5.

 

Weaver, R.D. and Sung Hoon Chung (2009) “Outsourcing and Offshoring: Sector Implications for Dynamics, Growth, and Sustainability” System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks.  Proceedings of the 3rd International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation. Pp. 547-57

 

Weaver, R.D. (2009) "Microeconomics of Network Configuration and the Structure of Collaboration." British Food Journal. 111(8): 746-761.

 

Weaver, R.D. (2008) Collaborative Pull Innovation: Origins and Adoption in the New Economy, Agribusiness, 24(3): 388 - 402

 

Recent Activities 

 

Weaver, R. D. (Author Only, Penn State University). (February 2019). "Food System Waste: Incentives for Price Strategies.," European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks, European Association of Agricultural Economics, Garmisch, DE, 150 in attendance, peer-reviewed/refereed, published in proceedings.

 

Macroeconomics and the Nexus between Energy and Agricultural Commodities Prices R.D. WEAVER AND JIACHUAN TIAN, 9th Intern. European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks, Igls/Innsbruck, Austria, February 09-13, 2015

 

Price Transmission in Vertical Dairy Chains: The Italian Case  R. D. Weaver, F. Rosa, M. Vasciaveo. European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks, Igls/Innsbruck, Austria, February 09-13, 2015

 

R. D. Weaver, F. Rosa, M. Vasciaveo. Internationalization, competition and local development in agro-food systems.  Price competition and market power in the Agro-Food System Price Transmission in Vertical Dairy Chains  52nd SIDEA Annual Conference – UNITUS - Viterbo 09/17-19/2015.

 

Visiting Professor and Fulbright Scholar.  Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien   Department Volkswirtschaft 05/2013-08/2014

 

Weaver, R. D. (2012) Sustainability: Theory and Application to  The Global Food System. Plenary paper.  6th International European Forum (Igls-Forum) System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks February 13-17, 2012 - Innsbruck-Igls, Austria

 

Weaver, R.D.(2012) Commodity Price Volatility in Global Networks.  Presented at Dept of Economics, Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy.  July 2, 2012.

 

Weaver, R.D. (2012) Nexus - Energy and Food Prices: U.S. Evidence.  Presented at Dept of Economics, Humboldt University. Berlin, Germany.  June 8, 2012.

 

Weaver, R.D. (2012) Losing Control: Strategic response to pollution taxes in network oligopolies.  ECONOMETRICS RESEARCH SEMINAR, Institute for Advanced Studies, Department of Economics and Finance. Vienna, Austria.  June 28, 2012.

 

Savastano, S., Robert D. Weaver, Adriana Paolantonio (2012)  "Global Exposure: Food Price Spike Effects on Ethiopian Farm Households". IATRC Annual Meeting “New Rules of Trade?” December 9-11, 2012 - San Diego, California

 

Chung, S. H., R. D. Weaver, and T. L. Friesz. (2012) “Strategic Management of Remanufacturing in Closed-loop Supply Chains” at INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, Oct. 14-17, 2012.

 

Books

Wesseler, Justus, Hans-Peter Weikard and Robert D. Weaver (2003) Risk and Uncertainty in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Edward Elgar,Cheltenham, UK  Northampton, MA, USA Link

 

Kim, K. C. and Robert D. Weaver (Eds.). Biodiversity and Landscapes . Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Press Link  Links Amazon

 

Weaver, Robert D. (Ed.) U.S. Agricultural Research System: Strategic Challenges and Options. Bethesda, MD. Agricultural Research Institute. Link

 

Publications

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

Chung, S. H. ,Terry L. Friesz, and Robert. D. Weaver, 2013. "Dynamic Sustainability Games for Renewable Resources - A Computational Approach. accepted. IEEE Transactions 63:155-166.

 

Chung, Sung H. & Weaver, Robert D. & Friesz, Terry L., 2013. "Strategic response to pollution taxes in supply chain networks: Dynamic, spatial, and organizational dimensions," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 231(2), pages 314-327.  Link

 

Kühne, Bianka, Xavier Gellynck, Robert D. Weaver, (2013) "The influence of relationship quality on the innovation capacity in traditional food chains", Supply Chain Management: An International Journal,18:1, pp.52 - 65

 

Chung, Sung H. & Weaver, Robert D. & Friesz, Terry L., 2012. "Oligopolies in pollution permit markets: A dynamic game approach," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 140(1), pages 48-56.Link

 

Chung, S.H, R. D. Weaver, and T. L. Friesz. (2012) "Strategic Response to Pollution Taxes in Network Oligopolies: Dynamic, Spatial, and Organizational Dimensions, European Journal of Operational Research, Accepted. Also at Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Annual Meeting, Reno, NV , Apr. 29- May 2, 2011.

 

Haas, R., R.D. Weaver, and S. Pöchtrager. (2012) Private Labels: A Strategic Tool for Retailers?  Chapter 9 p. 225-252 in Las redes de cadenas de valor alimentarias en el siglo XXI: Retos y oportunidades internacionales" (ed) Julián Briz e Isabel de Felipe 584 páginas I.S.B.N. 978-84-92928-16-3, 2012

 

Xavier Gellynck, Bianka Kuehne, and Robert D. Weaver. (2011). Innovation capacity of food chains: A novel approach. International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development. 3(2): 99-125.

 

Gellynck, X, B. Kuehne, R. D. Weaver (2011) Relationship Quality and Innovation Capacity of Chains: The Case of the Traditional Food Sector in the EU. International Journal of Food System Dynamics. 2(1): 352-373.

 

Weaver, R.D. and A. Molnar (2011). Network Engagement: A Growth and Performance Strategy for SMEs. in (eds.) Gellynck Xavier, Adrienn Molnar and Evelien Lambrecht Networks and Food System Performance . Ghent University (2011). pp: 13-28.

 

Gellynck,X., Bianka K|hne, and Robert D. Weaver. (2011). Innovation capacity of food chains: A novel approach. International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development. 3(2): 99-125.  Link

  

Friesz, T. L, S. H. Chung and R. D. Weaver (2010), Regional Infrastructure Investment Allocation for Sustainability in Sustainable and Resilient Critical Infrastructure Systems: Simulation, Modeling, and Intelligent Engineering (Eds.: Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan and Srinivas Peeta), Springer-Verlag, ISBN: 978-3-642-11404-5.

 

Weaver, Robert D., 2010. "Supply Chain and Network Performance: Metrics for Profitability, Productivity, and Efficiency," International Journal on Food System Dynamics, 1(1): 56-68. PDF

 

Molnar, A. X. Gellynck, and R.D. Weaver. (2010) Chain member perception of chain performance: the role of relationship quality.  Journal on Chain and Network Science. 10(1):27-49.

 

Weaver, R.D. (2009) "Microeconomics of Network Configuration and the Structure of Collaboration." British Food Journal. 111(8): 746-761. [Request Copy] DOI (Permanent URL): 10.1108/00070700910980892

 

Weaver, R.D. (2008) Collaborative Pull Innovation: Origins and Adoption in the New Economy, Agribusiness, 24(3): 388 - 402 [Get PDF: Public]

 

Rotz, A., H. Karsten, and R. D. Weaver. (2008) Grass-Based Dairy Production Provides Viable Option for Producing Organic Milk in Pennsylvania. Grasslands and Forage, 10 pp. doi:10.1094/FG-2008-0212-01-RS [Request Copy]

 

Chitose, A. and Robert D. Weaver. (2007) Dynamics of Slaughter Weight Response to Market Price Changes for Japanese Beef Cattle., Japanese Journal of Rural Economics. 9 (4): 1-14. [Request Copy]

 

Rotz, C. A., G. H. Kamphuis, H. D. Karsten, and R. D. Weaver. 2007. Organic dairy production systems in Pennsylvania: a case study evaluation. J. Dairy Sci. 2007 Aug; 90 (8): 3961-79. [Get PDF: Public]

 

Proceedings

Weaver, R.D. and Y. Moon. (2011)  Pricing Perishables.  Proceedings in System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks 2011 PDF

 

Weaver, R. D. and S. H. Chung (2009), Incentive-Based Regulation of Pollution from Complex Processes, Proceedings of the 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Miami, May 30- June 3, 2009.

 

Weaver, R.D. 2009 Outsourcing and Offshoring: Sector Implications for Dynamics, Growth, and Sustainability. Proceedings 3rd International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks, February 16 - 18, Igls. [Get pdf] Public]

 

Weaver, R.D. 2009 Supply Chain and Network Performance: Metrics for Profitability, Productivity, and Efficiency. Proceedings 3rd International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks, February 16 - 18, Igls [Get pdf] Public]

 

Weaver, R. D. (2007) Innovation through Collaboration: Micro-economic Perspectives for the Food System. Chapter in proceedings of 1st International European Forum on Innovation and System Dynamics in Food Networks.  IGLS, Feb, 2007.

 

Weaver, R. D. (2006) Gauging Performance of Collaborations: Supply Chains, Networks, and Alliances. Plenary paper in proceedings of Asia-Pacific Productivity and Efficiency Consortium conference. Seoul, August, 2006. [Request Copy]

 

Conference & Working Papers

 

Weaver, R.D., Byung Ho Jeong, Changhyun Kwon. Gauging Efficiency of R&D: Korea’s 21st Century Frontier Program.

 

Chung, S. H., T. L. Friesz, and R. D. Weaver. (2011) Strategic Management of Remanufacturing in Closed-loop Supply Chains, Computers and Operations Research, submitted (Nov).

 

Weaver, R.D. and Adrienn Molnar (2011). Network Engagement: A Growth and Performance Strategy for SMEs. Change and uncertainty  challenges  for agriculture, food and natural resources . XIIIth Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists. ZURICH, Switzerland.

Chung, S.H., Friesz, R. Weaver (2011) Strategic Pricing and Supplier Selection in Manufacturer-Supplier Games with Supply Side Disruptions.  INFORMS. Revenue Management and Pricing Section Conference. Columbia University, New York.

 

Kuehne, B., Molnar, A., Sebvk, A.,Papp,  A.,Weaver, R.D. and Gellynck, X. 2011. The Contribution of Support Organizations to the Performance and Innovation Capacity in Food Chains. Proceedings in System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks.  2011.

 

Weaver, R.D., and Moon, Y. 2011. Pricing Perishables under Scenario-Based Information. Proceedings in System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks.  2011.  212231. PDF

 

Declerck, F. and Weaver, R.D. 2011. Sticky Food Prices? Evidence from Recent Price Jumps. 6th International Forum-System Dynamics and Innovation.  Austria.

 

Feix,R.D., Smlvia Helena G. De Miranda, Robert D. Weaver. 2011. Effects of the environmental regulation on the international trade pattern for agricultural commodities.  ESALQ-USP-Brazil / Pennsylvania State University-USA VIII International Agribusiness PAA-PENSA Conference on Agri-Food Chain/Network Economics. Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Link

 

Weaver, R.D. 2011. Resilience in Economic Modeling for Climate Adaptation.  Workshop on Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change. Vienna, At. February 21-22.  Sponsored by Austrian Ministry of Science and Research.  Link  Workshop Klimawandel Resilienz und Anpassung, Bundesministerium f|r Wissenschaft und Forschung

 

Haas, Rainer and R.D.Weaver. 2010. Private Labels: A Sign of Changing Times,  Internatonal European Forum, February 8-12, Innsbruck-Igls, Austria 100586, International European Forum on Innovation and System Dynamics in Food Networks. PDF

 

Molnar, Adrienn, X. Gellynck, and R.D. Weaver. 2010. Why Differences Make a Difference: Traditional Food Chain Performance in Selected European Countries,  Internatonal European Forum, February 8-12,  Innsbruck-Igls, Austria 100508, International European Forum on Innovation and System Dynamics in Food Networks. PDF

 

Weaver, Robert D., 2010. Returns-to-scale and dynamics of multiple enterprises, 114th Seminar, April 15-16,  Berlin, Germany 61350, European Association of Agricultural Economists. PDF   

 

Gellynck, X., Kuhne, B. and Weaver, R. D., 2010. Relationship Quality and Innovation Capacity of Chains: The Case of the Traditional Food Sector in the EU, 2010 Internatonal European Forum, February 8-12,  Innsbruck-Igls, Austria 100498, International European Forum on Innovation and System Dynamics in Food Networks.

 

Kuhne, Bianka & Gellynck, Xavier & Weaver, Robert D., 2010. Network connections and innovation capacity in traditional agrifood chains, 116th Seminar, October 27-30,  Parma, Italy 95050, European Association of Agricultural Economists. PDF

 

Weaver, Robert D. & Moon, Y., 2010. Private Labels: A Mechanism For Fulfilling Consumer Demand For Healthy Food?, 115th Joint EAAE/AAEA Seminar, September 15-17,  Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany 116397, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

 

Chung, S. H., R. D. Weaver, and T. L. Friesz, Greening supply chains: dynamic, spatial, and organizational responses of network oligopolies, working paper.

 

Friesz, T. L., S. H. Chung, T. Kim, and R.D. Weaver. 2010. Computing Solutions of Dynamic Sustainability Games: An Application to Whales prepared for and presented at CompSust10 conference at M.I.T, Jun. 28-30.

 

Weaver, R. D., S. H. Chung, and T. L. Friesz. 2010. Managing Pollution in a Spatial Economy with Local and Global Sustainability Constraints prepared for and presented at CompSust10 conference at M.I.T, Jun. 28-30.

 

Chung, S. H., R. D. Weaver, and T. L. Friesz. 2010. Tradable Pollution Permits for Oligopolies in Permit and Product Markets: A Dynamic Game Approach at INFORMS Annual Meeting, Austin, TX , Nov. 7-10.

 

Chung, S. H., R. D. Weaver, and T. L. Friesz. 2010. Optimal Investment Policy for Public Infrastructure,Environment, and Sustainability at 4th Annual Trans-Atlantic Infraday Conference, Resources for the Future, Washington D.C, Nov. 5.

 

Chung, S. H., T. L. Friesz and R. D. Weaver, Infrastructure System: Implications on Demand, Environment, and Labor Sustainability, working paper.

 

Chung, S. H and R. D. Weaver (2010), Spatial Investment Allocation to Manufacturing Facilities with Differential Local Environments, Proceedings of the 2010 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cancun, Mexico, Jun. 5-9.

 

Molnar, A., X. Gellynck and R. D. Weaver, 2010. The influence of chain relationship on chain performance: the case of the traditional food sector in selected European countries. 9th Wageningen International Conference on Chain and Network Management, 26-28 May, 2010.

 

Saving Places, Feb 2010. IIASA. Laxenbourg, Austria.

 

Economic Performance and Growth in the New Economy, May 1, 2009.  Alberta Economics Association, Red Deer, Alberta, CA.

 

Weaver, Robert D. & Chung, Sung Hoon, 2009. Outsourcing and Offshoring: Sector Implications for Dynamics, Growth, and Sustainability, 2009 International European Forum, February 15-20, 2009, Innsbruck-Igls, Austria 59201, International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks. PDF

 

Friesz, T. L., S. H. Chung and R. D. Weaver, Regional Infrastructure Investment Allocation for Sustainability at 3rd Annual Trans-Atlantic Infraday Conference, Resources for the Future, Washington D.C, Nov. 13, 2009.

 

Weaver, R. D. and S. H. Chung, Optimal Regulation of Source and Stock Pollution from Complex Processes at INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, Oct. 11-14, 2009.  Link

 

Friesz, T. L., S. H. Chung and R. D. Weaver . Multi-Regional Sustainable Infrastructure Capital Investment Allocation Conference on Applied Infrastructure Modeling and Policy Analysis. Network Modeling and Infrastructure Policy for a Sustainable Future Trans-Atlantic Infraday Conference 13 Nov. 2009 Resources for the Future in Washington, DC

 

Chung, S.H. and R.D. Weaver. 2009. Incentive-Based Regulation of Pollution from Complex Processes.   Proceedings of Industrial Engineering Research Conference. Miami, USA.

 

Weaver, R.D. 2009. Incentives, Regulations, and Control of Interdependent Dynamic Processes. Operations Research Colloquium, Penn State, March 24. and  Mansholt Graduate School Seminar. University of Wageningen, NL.  February 25.

 

Weaver, R.D. and S.H. Chung. 2009. Incentives and Control of Pollution from Complex Processes CERS Penn State Univeristy.

 

Weaver, R.D. 2009 Supply Chains, Networks and Performance. Proceedings 3rd International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks, February 16 - 18, Igls

 

Weaver, R.D. The New Economy and Pull Innovation: Implications for Managing Environmental Performance. Mansholt Graduate School Seminar. University of Wageningen, NL.  February 24, 2009

 

Weaver, R.D. Supply Chain and Network Productivity: Metrics for Performance Measurement. Presented at International Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation. Innsbruck. Feb 2009.

 

Weaver, R.D. Pricing Perishables: Controlling Dynamics for Sustainability, Presented at International Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation. Innsbruck. Feb 2009.

 

Weaver, R.D. Gauging Performance of Collaborations. Operations Research Colloquium, The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering.  Penn State. Feb 2009.

 

Weaver, R.D. 2008. Moving beyond the paradigm : Innovation and Productivity Growth Through Collaboration  Keynote at Innovations Through Collaboration Workshop, University of Connecticut, February 1, 2008

 

Weaver, R.D. 2008. Incentive-based Management of Water Quality with Heterogeneous Agents.  Workshop presented at Delaware County Scientific Support Group, Walton New York.  By invitation from USDA/ARS Sept 2008. 

 

Weaver, R.D. 2008. It Takes More Than Technology: Economics of Technical Change. Presented at ZEF, University of Bonn, Germany.  June 18, 2007  

 

Weaver, R.D. 2007. Gauging Performance of Collaborations: Supply Chains, Networks, and Alliances.  Presented at IFRE, University of Bonn, Germany.  June 16, 2007  

 

Weaver, R.D. 2007. Evaluation of Private Economic Behavior and Environmental Impacts Using MICRO-ENG: Presented at CEAP/ARS CSSG meetings September 27, 2007 Walton, NY

 

Weaver, R. D. (2007) Innovation through Collaboration: Micro-economic Perspectives for the Food System. Chapter in proceedings of 1st International European Forum on Innovation and System Dynamics in Food Networks.  IGLS, Feb, 2007.

 

 

Teaching

 

Quantitative Methods and Computational Economics. Semester Course. 1st year Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University. (focus on numerical methods) AEREC 527.  Fall 2016-

 

Applied Microeconometrics.  Semester Course.  Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University.  (focus on discrete choice, active use of Matlab & R)  AEREC 597. Fall 2010-present

 

Economics of Strategy. Semester Course. B.S. Pennsylvania State University. AGBM308W Fall 2004-2014.

 

Markets and Prices: Spatial, Vertical, and Horizontal Variation. B.S./M.S.

AGBM420  1986-present

 

Economics of Transactions, Prices, and Incentives. Semester Course. Ph.D.  AEREC536  1986-2012.

 

Methods for Managing Global Value Chains and Networks, 6 Week Intensive B.S./M.S. Course offered at Copenhagen Business School, June-August 2002-2006.

 

Economics of Managing Value Chains and Networks.  6 Week Intensive M.S. Course offered at Copenhagen Business School, June-August 2002-6.

 

Economics of Efficiency: Nonparametric Methods.  Intensive graduate course offered at Prague, CZ. Sponsored by European Commission. Summer 2008.

 

Advisory Activities

Member International Scientific Board of NJAS  Journal of Royal Netherlands Society for Agricultural Sciences

 

Member of Scientific Advisory Board, International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation.  Bonn, Germany. 

 

Associate Editor. Journal on Food System Dynamics.  CENTMA Research
International Center for Management, Communication, and Research. Bonn, Germany.

 

Recent Grants

Strengthening Capacity for Strategic Management of Adaptation to Climate Change. National Institute of Food and Agriculture, (NIFA). $750,000. 12/01/2013 - 11/30/2017

 

Decision Support Strategies for Economic and Environmental Assessment. SARE. $162,000. 06/2012-06/15

 

Management Decision Support Metrics. NIFA. 09/12-08/15. $225,00

 

Collaboration as Fuel for Economic Growth: Rural Economic Development through Strategic Organizational Change, CSREES, USDA $400,000, 09/01/2006-08/31/2009

 

Collaborative Strategies in Global Value Chains: Contracts, Alliances, and Handshakes as Approaches To Expand and Stabilize Profitability in the Food System USDA, PA Exp.Stat. 2006-2010.

 

Economics of Transition to New Production Systems USDA/ARS 9/30/05-9/29/10  $100,000

 

Managing Global Value Chains USDE/ EC-US Program 09/01/04-08/31/10. $210,000. 

 

Productivity, Efficiency and Environmental Performance of Northeast Dairy Farms. USDA/ARS 9/30/05-9/29/10  $110.000

 

Enhancing Profitability of Pennsylvania's Conifer Industry. PDA 01/01/06  12/31/09   $251,363

 

Recent Graduate Student Advising (Committee Chair or Member) 

Jiachuan Tian.  Commodity Price Dynamics: Discontinuity and Jumps.  Ph.D. 2016. (Chair)

 

Sung Hoon Chung  Computational Sustainability via Differential Variational Inequalities.  Ph.D. 2011. (co-chair)

 

Illsoo Lee  Dynamic Supply Chain Model and Disruption Analysis.  Ph.D. 2011.

 

Molnar, A. Supply Chain Performance and Relationships: the European Traditional Food Sector. Universiteit Gent.  Belgium.  Ph.D. 2010

 

Kim, Taeil. Dynamic Congestion Games and Dynamic Traffic Assignment. Ph.D. 2010.

 

Moon, Y. Essays on Investment Decisions Under Uncertainty. Ph.D. 2010.

 

Isoo Lee.  Dynamic Supply Chain Model and Disruption Analysis.  Ph.D. 2010.

 

Changhyun Kwon.  Dynamic Pricing, Competition, and Uncertainty  Ph.D. 2008.  

 

Morteza Chalak. Ph.D. Economics of Controlling Invasive Species: The Case of California Thistle in New Zealand.  Wageningen University, The Netherlands. 2008.

 

Sabine Duvaleix. Ph.D. Simulation Studies of Risk Management Strategies for Dairy Cooperatives. University of Rennes, France. 2005

 

Ming Chin Chin Captive Supply, Contracting, and the Private Sectors Role in Price Volatility. 2003. (Chair)

 

Nam-Young Kim Ph.D. Industrial Engineering Real Option Valuation of Research and Development Projects 2002.

 

Taeho Kim. Supply Chain Management for Quality and Technical Efficiency: Benchmarking and Contracting Approach , 2002. (Chair)