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andrew novakovic

Andrew Novakovic

E. V. Baker Professor of Agricultural Economics
Director of Outreach, Dyson School

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. His focus in undergraduate advising is external transfer students, and his graduate advising includes working with students in the field of food science.

In 1989, the Cornell Program on Dairy Markets and Policy was organized. A key component of this program was a coordinating committee of dairy economists from various Land grant Universities. In 2011, the Cornell program became the National Program on Dairy Markets and Policy (DMaP), with Dr. Novakovic as a Co-Director. The DMaP group is actively engaged in a variety of educational and research activities, including a partnership with the Farm Service Agency of USDA to provide educational support for the Margin Protection Program for Dairy Producers.

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.

Since 2015, he serves as Director of Outreach for the Dyson School. 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 an upper division course related to the economics of the dairy foods sector. He also is a regular guest lecturer in the Dyson course on farm business management and offers regular opportunities for independent study in agricultural and food policy.
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