Lan Li

Lan Li
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences

 

 

 

 

Contact Information:

Office Location: 205B Lawson Hall 
Telephone:  615-963-4935  
Email: lli@tnstate.edu

Research Areas:

•Agricultural and food marketing, food retailing, empirical industrial organization, local food systems, supply chain management, price and demand analysis, applied microeconomics, applied econometrics, and agricultural and public policy.
Recent Publications:

•Carman, H. F., L. Li, and R. J. Sexton (2010) “Can Improved Market Information Benefit Both Producers and Consumers.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Update 13(4): 5-8.

•Carman, H. F., L. Li, and R. J. Sexton (2009) “An Economic Evaluation of the Hass Avocado Promotion Order’s First Five Years.” Giannini Foundation Research Report 351.

•Li, L. (2007) “Retailer Pricing Behavior for A Fresh Produce Commodity: The Case of Avocados.” Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Davis, pp541.

•Li, L., R J. Sexton, and T. Xia (2006) “Food Retailers’ Pricing and Marketing Strategies with Implications for Producers.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 35(2): 221-238.

•Li, L., H. F. Carman, and R. J. Sexton (2006) “Retailer Pricing Practices for Fresh Avocados.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Update 10(1): 5-8.

Conference and working papers:

•Li, L., H. Kaiser, E. McLaughlin, and D. Dong (2010) “Quality-Based Price Discrimination in the Retail Grocery Market for Milk.” Under review. [Presented at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 2009; the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Annual Meeting, Burlington, VT, 2009.]

•Li, L., H. F. Carman, and R. J. Sexton (2010) “Countercyclical Price Movements during Periods of Peak Demand: Evidence from Grocery Retail Price.” The AAEA Selected Paper 469829. [Presented at the AAEA Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2008.]

•Li, L., H. F. Carman, and R. J. Sexton (2010) “Price Transmission and Cost Pass-Through Rates: A Modern Approach to A Classical Issue.” [Presented at the AAEA Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2008.]

•Li, L., H. F. Carman, and R. J. Sexton (2009) “Retail Price Variation and Its Determinants: Evidence from Retail Scanner Data.” [Presented at the AAEA Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2008.]

•Li, L., H. F. Carman, and R. J. Sexton (2008) “A New Framework for Evaluating Promotion Programs: What Can We Learn from Disaggregate Data?” The AAEA Selected Paper 157062. [Presented at the AAEA Meeting, Long Beach CA, 2006; the Research Committee on Commodity Promotion Conference, Hilton Head Island, SC, 2008.]

•Li, L., H. F. Carman, and R. J. Sexton (2008) “Impact of Partial and Sequential Trade Liberalization for Mexican Avocado Imports on the U.S. Avocado Industry.” The AAEA Selected Paper 115813. [Presented at the AAEA Meeting, Long Beach, CA, 2006.]

•Li, L. and R. J. Sexton (2007) “Retailer Pricing Strategies for Differentiated Products: The Case of Bagged Salads and Lettuce.” The AAEA Selected Paper 136487. [Presented at the AAEA Meeting, Providence, RI, 2005.]

•Li, L., H. F. Carman, and R. J. Sexton (2006) “Grocery Retailer Pricing Behavior for California Avocados with Implications for Industry Promotion Strategies.” The AAEA Selected Paper 136500. [Presented at the Conference of International Agricultural Economics, Gold Coast, Australia, 2006; invited conference speaker, the Industrial Organization and Food Processing Industries Conference, Toulouse, France, 2006; the International Industrial Organization Conference, Boston, MA, 2006; invited conference speaker, the Consumer and Market Demand Conference, Banff, Canada, 2005; the AAEA Meeting, Providence, RI, 2005.]

Teaching:

AGSC 5300 - Quantitative Methods for Decision Making in Agribusiness
Supply Chain Management in Agribusiness (in development)

Extension:

Online Tools of Plant Water Use, Biomass growth, and Air Quality (Remote Sensing Algorithms)

Recent Honors and Awards:

The Erasmus Mundus Scholar, the European Commission, 2007.

Travel Grant Award, the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, 2006.

Travel Grant Award, Graduate Studies, University of California, Davis, 2006.

Travel Grant Award, the American Agricultural Economics Association Foundation, 2005.

Henry A. Jastro and Peter J. Shields Graduate Research Scholarship Awards, 2003 and 2005.


Recent research grants:

“The Impact of Product Labeling on Consumer Food Choices.” Co-PI, research grant from Economic Research Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2008-2010.


“An Economic Evaluation of the Hass Avocado Promotion Order’s First Five Years.” Co-PI, research grant from the Hass Avocado Board, 2007-2009.


“Retailer Pricing Strategies and Market Power: Implications for Upstream Producers.” PI, Faculty Competitive Research Grant, La Trobe University, 2006-2007.


“Retailer Pricing and Marketing Strategies for Specialty Food Products.” PI, Junior Faculty Research Grant, La Trobe University, 2006-2007.


“Impacts of Mexican Avocado Imports on California’ Avocado Industry and Optimal strategic Responses for California.” Co-PI, the Giannini Foundation Grant, 2005-2006.


“Grocery Retailer Pricing Behavior for California Avocados: Implications for Producer Prices and Incomes and Industry Promotion Strategies.” Co-PI, research grant from the California Institute for the Study of Specialty Crops, 2004-2006.


“Retailer Pricing Strategies for Differentiated Products: The Case of Bagged Salads.”  Co-PI, the Giannini Foundation Grant, 2004-2005. 

Education:

Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis.

Date joined staff : 2010






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