Harry Kaiser

Harry Kaiser

Professor

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Harry M. Kaiser teaches and conducts research in the areas of price analysis, marketing, and quantitative methods. Professor Kaiser has written over 135 refereed journal articles, five books, 17 book chapters, over 150 research bulletins, and received $6 million in research grants in these areas. Since 1994, Professor Kaiser has been the director of the Cornell Commodity Promotion Research Program. Much of his research focuses on the market-wide economic effects of commodity advertising and promotion programs. Currently, Professor Kaiser and his staff annually conduct the economic analysis required by the U.S. Congress for the national dairy and fluid milk processor advertising programs. Professor Kaiser has also authored numerous articles on agricultural policy issues. He also was involved with some of the first research that investigated the economic impacts of climate change on the U.S. agricultural sector. Professor Kaiser served as editor of Agricultural and Resource Economics Review from 1999 through 2001, was on the editorial board of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics from 1999-2001, and has been the associate editor of Agribusiness: An International Journal since 1999. In 2002, Professor Kaiser was elected to a three-year term of the nine-member Executive Board of Directors of the American Association of Agricultural Economics. In 2005, Professor Kaiser was elected President of the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association. Professor Kaiser received the Distinguished Member Award from the Northeastern Association of Agricultural and Resource Economics in 2002. Between 1998 and 2004, Professor Kaiser served as Associate Chair of Applied Economics in the Department of Applied Economics and Management. In 2006, Professor Kaiser received the highest award given to alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Eau ClaireÑthe Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award.

Research Focus

Harry M. Kaiser teaches and conducts research in the areas of price analysis, marketing, and quantitative methods. Professor Kaiser has written 114 refereed journal articles, four books, 17 book chapters, over 150 research bulletins, and received $8 million in research grants in these areas. Since 1994, Professor Kaiser has been the director of the Cornell Commodity Promotion Research Program. Much of his research focuses on the market-wide economic effects of commodity advertising and promotion programs. Currently, Professor Kaiser and his staff annually conduct the economic analysis required by the U.S. Congress for the national dairy and fluid milk processor advertising programs. Professor Kaiser has also authored numerous articles on agricultural policy issues. He also was involved with some of the first research that investigated the economic impacts of climate change on the U.S. agricultural sector. Professor Kaiser served as editor of Agricultural and Resource Economics Review from 1999 through 2001, was on the editorial board of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics from 1999-2001, and has been the associate editor of Agribusiness: An International Journal since 1999. In 2002, Professor Kaiser was elected to a three-year term of the nine-member Executive Board of Directors of the American Association of Agricultural Economics. In 2005, Professor Kaiser was elected President of the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association. Professor Kaiser received the Distinguished Member Award from the Northeastern Association of Agricultural and Resource Economics in 2002 AND in 2009. Between 1998 and 2004, Professor Kaiser served as Associate Chair of Applied Economics in the Department of Applied Economics and Management. In 2006, Professor Kaiser received the highest award given to alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire—the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award. In 2009, Professor Kaiser received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, which is the highest award conferred by the university to an alumnus. Professor Kaiser received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, in 2009.

Teaching Focus

Kaiser teaches or has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in price analysis, marketing, dairy policy, and mathematical programming.

Awards and Honors

  • Best Economics Paper of 2014: Food Safety and Nutrition Section (2014) Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

Presentations and Activities

  • Asymmetry in Demand Response to 'Contains' versus 'Free of' Labels and Secondary Information: Evidence from Lab Experiments. Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Annual Conference. June 2013. Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Annual. Ithaca, NY.
  • "Food Labels and Ambiguity Aversion. Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Conference. June 2013. Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Annual. Ithaca, NY.
  • Fat Taxes and Vegetable Subsidies: How Price Framing Shifts Grocery Purchase in a Six-Month Field Study. Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Conference. June 2013. Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Annual. Ithaca, NY.
  • Taxes, Subsidies, and Advertising Efficacy in Changing Eating Behavior: An Experimental Study. Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Conference. June 2013. Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Annual. Ithaca, NY.
  • Consumer Income and Knowledge on Tax Status on Food and Beverages. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting. July 2012. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. Seattle, Washington.
  • Under-contribution to Public Goods due to Self-Interested Inequity Aversion. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting. July 2012. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. Seattle, Washington.