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Firm-level performance

   Productivity, efficiency

  Growth dynamics

  Collaboration

 

Price behavior

   Analysis & forecasting

   Transmission

   Volatility

   Stabilization

 

Environment

  Effects of production

  Pollution management

  Watershed management

  Biodiversity

 Integrated models

 

Chains & Networks

  Emergence & formation

  Performance

  Sharing-rules & games

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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          Oct-Nov 1992          Visiting Scholar

 

National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences          1987-1988

 

BOOKS

 

Wesseler, Justus, Hans-Peter Weikard and Robert D. Weaver 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 AMAZ

 

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

 

Publications

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

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.

 

Mulugeta D. WatabajiAdrienn 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

 

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

 

Gellynck, Xavier & Kuehne, 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 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.    

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. (2009) Collaborative Pull Innovation: Origins and Adoption in the New Economy, Agribusiness, 24(3): 388 - 402

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

Curtiss, J., B. Brummer, and T. Medonos. (2006) “Can Prosocial Behavior Affect Efficiency and Structural Change? Evidence from Czech Agriculture.” Chapter in In: Mann, S. (ed.): Causes and Impacts of Agricultural Structures. Verlag Nova Publishers 

 

Loy, J.-P. Weaver, R. (2006) "How do price-based sales affect market basket prices? Evidence for fresh food products in German grocery stores?". Food Economics 3(2): 64-80. Public

 

Pruss, J. A., D. B. Beegle, A. J. Turgeon, R. L. Day, R. D. Weaver. “Using On-Farm Data to Validate Crop Management Recommendations and Implementation”. Agronomy Journal 2005 97: 113-117. [Get pdf] Public]

 

Chin, M. and R. D. Weaver. 2005. “Does Generic Advertising Warp Demand Curvature?” Taiwanese Agricultural Economic Review, 10(2):   [Get pdf] Public]

 

Weaver, R. D. “Ex Post Evidence on Adoption of Transgenic Crops: U.S. Soybeans"   Chapter 9a in Wesseler, Justus (ed.), 2005. Environmental Costs and Benefits of Transgenic Crops. Wageningen UR Frontis Series vol. 7, Springer, Dordrecht . [Request Copy]

 

Weaver, R. D. and J. Wesseler. (2004) “Monopolistic pricing power for transgenic crops when technology adopters face irreversible benefits and costs.” Applied Economic Letters, 11, 969-973. [Get pdf] Public] Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Downloads

 

Weaver, R. D. and J. Wesseler. 2004. “Restricted Monopoly R&D Pricing: Uncertainty, Irreversibility, and Non-market Effects”.Chapterin Evenson, R.E. and V. Santaniello (eds.) International Trade and Policies for Genetically Modified Products.CABI Publishing.Wallingford. [Request Copy]

 

Weaver, R. D. and J. Wesseler. (2004) “Food System Value Chains: Implications for Agricultural Policy.” Chapter 14 in G. Van Huylenbroeck, W. Verbeke, and L. Lauwers (eds.) Role of Institutions in Rural Policies and Agricultural Markets.Elsevier.pp. 213-223. [Request Copy]

 

Wesseler, Justus, Hans-Peter Weikard and Robert D. Weaver (2003) “Approaches to Risk and Uncertainty in Environmental and Resource Economics” Chapter 1 in Risk and Uncertainty in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. Eds Justus Wesseler, Hans-Peter Weikard, and Robert D. Weaver, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham , UK.

 

Weaver, R. D. (2003). “R&D Incentives to Develop GM Seeds: Restricted Monopoly, Nonmarket Effects, and Regulation.” Chapter 13 In The Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology Robert E. Evenson and Vittorio Santaniello (eds.) CABI. [Request Copy]

 

Weaver, R. D. (2002). "Demand for quality: implications for managing food system supply chains." in Paradoxes in Food Chains and Networks J.H. Trienekens, S.W.F. Omta (eds.) Wageningen Academic Publishers.2002. pp. 274-285. [Request Copy] Link(90-76998-09-4, 978-90-76998-09-1). Link

 

Frechette, D. L. and R. D. Weaver. "Heterogeneous Expectations of Traders in Speculative Markets". Journal of Futures Markets (21)5:429-446, 2001. [Get pdf] Public] SSRN

Weaver, R. D. “Biotechnology in the Supply Chain: Managing a Product Differentiating Technology”.In Market Development for Genetically Modified Foods.CABI Press. 2001.pp. 301-312.  [Request Copy]  Link

 

Weaver, R. D.and W. C. Natcher "Price Volatility: A Bitter Pill of Trade Liberalization in Agriculture?" as Chapter 20 in (ed.) Lynn Kennedy and Won Koo. Agricultural Trade Policies in the New Millennium.2001. pp. 341-353. http://www.haworthpress.com/store/product.asp?sku=4616 [Request Copy]

 

Weaver, R. D. and W. C. Natcher. "Price Volatility in Dairy Markets: Estimation for Economic Decision-making" Chapter in Advanced Strategies for Risk Management , Integrated Dairy Risk Management Education & Research . Ohio State University and Risk Management Agency, U.S.D.A. Pp.29. 1999. [Request Copy]

 

hraen, C., Kevin McNew, and Rob Weaver. "Milk and Feed Price Variability: An Introduction for Dairy Producers." Chapter in Integrated Dairy Risk Management Education & Research. Ohio State University and Risk Management Agency, U.S.D.A., 1999, Pp. 32. [Request Copy]

 

Weaver, R.D. "Measuring Productivity of Environmentally Interactive Technologies: The Case of Agriculture and the Environment." American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 80: 595-599, August 1998. [Get pdf] Public]

Bonnieux, F; Carpentier, A; Weaver, R. 1998. Reducing soil contamination: economic incentives and potential benefits. AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT 67 (2-3): 275-288. [Get pdf] Public / PSU (Full Paper may not be Available without Charge or Subscription)]

 

Loy, Jens-Peter and R. D. Weaver. "Inflation and Relative Price Volatility in Russian Food Markets." European Review of Agricultural Economics; 25: 373-394, 1998. [Get pdf] Public / PSU (Full Paper may not be Available without Charge or Subscription)]
 

Weaver, R. D. and W. C. Natcher "Volatility of Commodity Prices: Has Anything Changed?" American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 80(1998).

 

Weaver, R. D. "Private Provision of Public Environmental Goods: Policy Mechanisms for Agriculture." Chapter 11 in (ed.) S. Dabbert The Economics of Landscape and Wildlife Conservation, C.A.B. International, Wallingford, U.K. 1998. Pp. 159-172. [Request Copy]

 

Frechette, D. L. and R. D. Weaver. "Heterogeneous Subjective Moments and Price Dynamics," in Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management, Chicago Mechantile Exchange, Chicago, Illinois. 1998. Pp. 133-142. [Request Copy]

 

Carpentier, A. C. and R. D. Weaver "Damage Control Productivity: Why Econometrics Matters." American Journal of Agricultural Economics, (79) 47-61, February 1997. [Get pdf] Public]
Weaver, R. D. and A. Carpentier. "Heterogeneity in Production Technologies and Estimation of Pesticide Productivity." In (ed.) A. Oskam Policy Measures to Control Environmental Impacts from Agriculture.. Wageningen: 1997, pp. 439-449. [
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Carpentier, A. C. and R. D. Weaver. "Information, Production Risk and Chemicals: A Panel Data Approach." Chapter 8 in Risk Management Strategies in Agriculture: State of the Art and Future Perspectives (eds.) R.B.M. Huirne, J.B. Hardaker, and A.A. Dijhuizen. Wageningen Press, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 1997.

 

Piot-Lepetit, I., Vermersch, D., Weaver, R.D. "Agriculture's environmental externalities: DEA evidence for French agriculture." Applied Economics (29)3: 331-342, 1997. [Get pdf] Public (Not Available)]
 

Weaver, Robert D. "Prosocial Behavior: Private Contributions to Agriculture's Impact on the Environment." Land Economics, May 1996. [Get pdf] Public] Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Downloads

Bonnieux, F., A. Carpentier, and Weaver, R. D. "Reducing Soil Contamination: Economic Incentives and Potential Benefits." Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment, 1996. [Get pdf] Public]

 

Bonnieux, F. and RD Weaver (1996). “Management agreements: public economics and evidence”, Chapter in European Experience with Policies for Agriculture's Environmental Impacts, M. Whitby (ed.), CAB, International.
 

Carpentier, A. C. and R. D. Weaver. "Intertemporal and Interfirm Heterogeneity: Implications for Pesticide Productivity." Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics (44) 219-236, 1996. [Get pdf] Public]
 

Weaver, Robert D., Jason K. Harper, and William J. Gillmeister. "Efficacy of Standards vs. Incentives for Managing the Environmental Impacts of Agriculture." Journal of Environmental Management. (46) 173-188, 1996.
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Weaver, R. D. "Agricultural Household Modeling and Family Economics." Book review, Cahiers d’Economie Agricole, June 1995.
Weaver, R. D. "Mitigation, Product Substitution, and Consumer Valuation of Undesirable Foodborne Effects." Chapter 3 in Valuing Food Quality and Safety, Julie Caswell (ed.). Boulder: Westview Press, 1995, pp. 51-68. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Downloads  
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Rainelli, P. and R. D. Weaver. "Prévention et Assurance des Risques de Pollution: Le Cas de l'Agriulture." Risques. 4: 45-59, 1994.

 

Weaver, R. D. and A. Chitose, "Total Factor Productivity for Nonhomothetic, Nonseparable, Multiple Output Technologies: A New Approach and Evidence for U.S. Agriculture." Cahiers d'Economie et Sociologie Rurale. 4, 1994. [Request Copy]

 

Kim, K. C. and Robert D. Weaver, "Biodiversity and Humanity." Chapter 1 in Biodiversity and Landscapes. (eds.) K. C. Kim and R. D. Weaver. Cambridge: Cambridge Press, 1994, pp. 1-3. [Request Copy]

 

Weaver, R. D. " Pesticide Use and Consumer Demand for Produce Quality: A Survey of Evidence ", Chapter 1 in Pesticide Use and Produce Quality. Neil Conklin. (ed.) Chicago: Farm Foundation, 1994, pp. 1 - 13. [Request Copy]

 

Weaver, Robert D. (1994) "Economic Valuation of Biodiversity" Chapter 13 in Biodiversity and Landscapes. (eds.) K. C. Kim and R. D. Weaver. Cambridge: Cambridge Press, pp. 255-270. [Request Copy]

 

Weaver, Robert D. (1994) "Market-based Economic Development and Biodiversity" Chapter 16 in Biodiversity and Landscapes. (eds.) K. C. Kim and R. D. Weaver. Cambridge: Cambridge Press, pp. 307-327. [Request Copy]

 

Weaver, Robert D. and K. C. Kim (1994) "Biodiversity and Humanity: Toward a New Paradigm" Chapter 22 in Biodiversity and Landscapes. (eds.) K. C.

Kim and R. D. Weaver. Cambridge: Cambridge Press, pp. 393-423. [Request Copy]

 

Weaver, Robert D. (1993) "Environmental Performance of Agricultural Chemistry: The Role of FIFRA." In Robert D. Weaver (Ed.) U.S. Agricultural Research: Strategic Challenges and Options. Bethesda: Agricultural Research Institute, pp. 129-141. [Request Copy] Link

 

Weaver, Robert D. (1993) "Strategic Issues Facing the U.S. Agricultural Research System." In Robert D. Weaver (Ed.). U.S. Agricultural Research: Strategic Challenges and Options. Bethesda: Agricultural Research Institute, pp. 333-353. [Request Copy]

 

Weaver, Robert D. (1993) "The U.S. Agricultural Research System Under Challenge." In Robert D. Weaver (Ed.). U.S. Agricultural Research: Strategic Challenges and Options. Bethesda: Agricultural Research Institute, pp. 2-10. [Request Copy]

 

Weaver, Robert D. and Jayson Harper. "Analyzing Water Quality Policy Using Microeconomic Models of Production Practices and Biophysical Flow Models of Environmental Processes." Resource Management and Optimization, 1992. [Request Copy]

 

Weaver, Robert D. "Small Fruit Grower Interest in Adopting Alternative Technologies: Results from a Nationwide Survey." Pennsylvania Horticulture, 1993, 26 pp. [Request Copy]

 

Weaver, Robert D. "Small Fruit Grower Willingness to Adopt Alternatives to Chemical Controls." Small Fruit News, 1993, 28 pp.

 

Weaver, Robert D., David J. Evans and A. E. Luloff. "Pesticide Use in Tomato Production: Consumer Concerns and Willingness-to-Pay." Agribusiness, 8(2):131-142, 1992. [Get pdf] Public / PSU (Full Paper may not be Available without Charge or Subscription)]

 

Weaver, Robert D. "Does Futures Trading Destabilize Cash Prices? Evidence for U.S. Live Beef Cattle." Journal of Futures Markets, 10:41-60, 1990. [Get pdf] Public / PSU (Full Paper may not be Available without Charge or Subscription)]

 

Weaver, Robert D. (1990) "The Role of Government in Pennsylvania Agriculture" in Pennsylvania's Agricultural Economy: Trends, Issues, and Prospects, Ed. C. Hamlett. [Request Copy]
Weaver, Robert D. "An Integrated Model of Perennial and Annual Crop Production for Sub-Saharan Countries." Policy, Planning, and Research Series WPS 175, The World Bank, 1989. [Get pdf]
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Weaver, Robert D. and Daniel A. Lass. "Corner Solutions in Duality Models: A Cross-Section Analysis of Dairy Production Decisions." American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 71(4):1025-1040. 1989. [Get pdf] Public]

 

Weaver, Robert D. "Rational Roots of 'Irrational' Behavior." Journal of the Northeast Agriculture and Research Economics Association, 18(2):58-102, 1989. PDF  Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Downloads

 

Weaver, R.D. 1989. Price and tax policy for semi-subsistence agriculture in Ethiopia Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Downloads Link

 

Weaver, Robert D. "Market Structure and the Dynamics of Retail Food Prices." Journal of the Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association , 18(2):160-170. Co-authors: P. Chattin and A. Banerjee, 1989. PDF Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Downloads

 

Weaver, Robert D. "The Structure of the International Trade of Wheat: Its Implications for Model Specification and Trade Liberalization Analysis." A.E. & R.S. 203, Agricultural Experiment Station, The Pennsylvania State University, 1989. [Request Copy]

Weaver, R.D. (1985) “Returns-to-scale and productivity in Multiple Product Firms.” In Papers commissioned for a workshop on the federal role in research and development. National Academy Press. 371 p.  Link

 

Weaver, R. D. 1984. Caveats on the Application of the Fourier Flexible Form - Discussion. American Journal of Agricultural Eeconomics66 (2): 209-210. [Get pdf] Public]

 

Weaver, Robert D. & Stefanou, Spiro E., 1984. "Toward A Behavioral Approach To Modelling Dynamic Production Choice Structures," Northeastern Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 13(2), October. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Downloads PDF

 

Weaver, R. D. 1983. Multiple Input, Multiple Output Production Choices and Technology In The United-States Wheat Region. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 65(1): 45-56. [Get pdf] PSU (Full Paper May Not Be Available Without Charge or Subscription)]

Weaver, Robert D. “Specification and Estimation of Consistent Sets of Choice Functions.” In Gordon Rausser (ed.) New Frontiers in Econometric Modeling and Forecasting.  Contributions to Economic Analysis Series.  Amsterdam:  North Holland. 1982. pp. 131-177.

 

Weaver, R. D.; Banerjee, A. 1982. Cash Price Variation In The Live Beef-Cattle Market - The Causal Role of Futures Trade. Journal of Futures Markets 2 (4): 367-389. [Get pdf] Public / PSU (Full Paper May Not Be Available Without Charge or Subscription)]

 

Krantz, D. P.; Weaver, R. D.; Alter, T. R. 1982. Residential Property-Tax Capitalization - Consistent Estimates Using Micro-Level Data. Land Economics 58 (4): 488-496. [Get pdf] Public] Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Downloads

 

Helmberger, P. G.; Weaver, R. D.; Haygood, K. T. 1982. Rational-Expectations and Competitive Pricing and Storage. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 64 (2): 266-270. [Get pdf] Public]

 

Weaver, R. D. 1980. The Causal Linkage of Control Policy and Its Targets - The Case of Wheat. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 62 (3): 512-516. [Get pdf] Public]

 

Morzuch, B. J.; Weaver, R. D.; Helmberger, P. G. 1980. Wheat Acreage Supply Response Under Changing Farm Programs. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 62 (1): 29-37. [Get pdf] Public]

 

Weaver, Robert D., 1978. "Measurement Of Allocative Biases Of Production Control Policies," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 10(02), December. PDF  Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Downloads

 

Helmberger, P; Weaver, R. 1977. Welfare Implications of Commodity Storage Under Uncertainty. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 59 (4): 639-651. [Get pdf] Public]

 

Weaver, R.; Helmberger, P. 1977. Welfare Implications of Stabilizing Consumption and Production - Comment. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 59 (2): 397-397.

 

 

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 - 11/30/2019

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

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

 

PRESENTATIONs

 

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

 

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  R. D. Weaver, F. Rosa, M. Vasciaveo. 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.

 

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

 

PROCEEDINGS PAPERs

 

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

 

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.