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Azzeddine Azzam is Roy and Judith Frederick professor of agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. His primary research areas are empirical industrial organization and agricultural policy analysis. His industrial organization work examined competitive issues in the US beef supply chain; issues such as oligopsony power, captive supplies, price transmission asymmetry, mandatory price reporting, COVID-19 and beef price spreads, and restructuring U.S. meatpacking for resilience against capacity disruptions. His policy analysis at the state level examined the impact of the Livestock Friendly Country Program and Initiative 300 in Nebraska on the state’s cattle industry. At the federal level, he examined the impact of biofuel policy on US grain and livestock markets, and the effect of subsidized crop insurance on entry and exit of grain farms. He collaborated on several international research projects on agricultural and food economic issues in Morocco, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates.<br>Azzam taught applied microeconomics as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University, empirical industrial organization as a Fulbright Scholar at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and applied welfare analysis for public policy at the University Mohammed VI Polytechnique in Morocco. He served as senior economic advisor at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and as chair of the economics department at the University of Dubai, where he also taught undergraduate microeconomics and MBA managerial economics. <br> <br>He is a lifetime research fellow of the Economic Research Forum, a member of Phi Beta Delta, the Honor Society of International Scholars; and the recipient of the University of Nebraska 2008 Excellence in Graduate Education Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate Education.<br><br>He is founder and past director of CAFIO: Center of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization, founder and editor of JAFIO: Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization, and founder and managing editor of RURALS: Review of Undergraduate Research in Agricultural and Life Sciences. He served as associate editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness: An International Journal, and Middle East Development Journal.


  • Ph D, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1985

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • Anti-corporate Farming Laws & Industry Structure: the Case of Cattle Feeding, American Journal of Agricultural Economics
  • Assessing Competition in Meatpacking: Economic History, Theory, and Empirical Evidence, GIPSA-RR 96-6, May 1996
  • Asymmetry and Rigidity of Farm-Retail Price Transmission
  • Captive Supplies, Market Conduct, and the Open-Market Price, American Journal of Agricultural Economics
  • Hog Industry Structure and the Stringency of Environmental Regulation, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2015
  • Market and Welfare Effects of the U.S. Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act, Southern Economic Journal
  • Market Transparency and Market Structure: The Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act of 1999, American Journal of Agricultural Economics
  • Market Transparency and Market Structure: The Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act of 1999, American Journal of Agricultural Economics
  • Marketing Margins, Market Power and Price Uncertainty, American Journal of Agricultural Economics
  • Measuring Market Power and Cost-Efficiency Effects of Industrial Concentration, Journal of Industrial Economics
  • Measuring Market Power in Bilateral Oligopoly: The Wholesale Market for Beef, Southern Economic Journal
  • Measuring Market Power in Multi-Product Oligopolies: The U.S. Meat Industry, Applied Economics
  • Measuring Price Effects of Concentration in Mixed Oligopoly: An Application to the Swedish Beef-Slaughter Industry, Journal of Industry, Competition, and Trade
  • Stochastic Frontier Estimation of Market Power in the Food Industries, Journal of Agricultural Economics, June 2017
  • Testing Oligopolistic and Oligopsonistic Behavior: An Application to the U.S. Meat Packing Industry, Journal of Agricultural Economics

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • Roy Frederick Professor of Agricultural Economics, Institute of Agricultural and Natural Resources, 2017
  • Excellence in Graduate Education Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2008
  • Commencement Speaker, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2008
  • Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright, 1999
  • Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award, University of Wisconsin - Platteville, 1991

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