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andrew novakovic

Andrew Novakovic

E. V. Baker Professor of Agricultural Economics

Areas of Expertise

Agricultural Policy, Economics of Agricultural Markets

Contact Information

451A Warren Hall • Phone: 607.821.2613

Andrew Novakovic primarily focuses on applied research in the field of dairy market economics and educational programs for dairy sector leaders, analysts, and policy-makers. He currently teaches a course in Dairy Markets and Policy and has previously taught Agricultural and Food Policy. Previously, he developed and taught a course in personal development, career planning, and interpersonal relations for Dyson undergraduates. His focus in undergraduate advising is external transfer students, and his graduate advising includes working with students in the field of food science. Dr. Novakovic has written over 400 publications and is often asked to speak at various industry conferences and extension activities. He has received research and extension awards from the American Agricultural Economics Association and extension and advising awards from Cornell University.

In 2010, Dr. Novakovic was appointed Chair of the ad hoc Dairy Industry Advisory Committee to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. Beginning in June 2011, he served one year in residence as a Senior Economist in the USDA Office of the Chief Economist, whose mission it is to advise the Secretary on agricultural, food, environmental, and trade policy. He also works closely with the Dairy Programs unit of the Agricultural Marketing Service. His part-time appointment with USDA continues through 2015.

From 1993 to 2003, Dr. Novakovic served as the chair of the Department of Applied Economics and Management, at which time he laid the foundation for its transformation to the Dyson School.

A native of Wisconsin, Dr. Novakovic received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls and did his graduate work at Purdue University.


Ph.D., Purdue University, 1979
M.S., Purdue University, 1976
B.S., University of Wisconsin-River Falls, 1974


Dr. Novakovic teaches two upper division courses related to domestic and trade policies pertaining to agriculture, food market, agriculture and the environment, and agricultural trade.
AEM 3040: Dairy Markets and Policy


  • American Agricultural Economics Association Group Extension Award, 1984
  • American Agricultural Economics Association Group Extension Award, 1987
  • Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Distinguished Extension Program Award, 1999
  • Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, D. C. Burgett Distinguished Advisor, 2010