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Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

Agricultural Sciences Bldg.
Phone: (208) 885-6264
Fax: (208) 885-5759

Mailing Address:
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2334
Moscow, ID 83844-2334

James Jones

James R. Jones

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Professor Emeritus

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Areas of Expertise:
      Agricultural trade and marketing, price analysis, emerging market economies, maritime logistics and policy
    • Research Interests:
      International Trade and Marketing
    • Expertise and Programs:
      Foreign market analysis and forecasting with emphasis on China, Former Soviet Union, and Pacific Rim nations. Maritime shipping logistics and policy. Identification of markets and economic strategies to enhance Idaho's competitiveness and access to foreign agricultural markets. Collection of information regarding market potential and characteristics in socialist type and Pacific Rim economies. Identification of cost effective approaches to possible removal of China's quarantine on shipments of wheat from the Pacific Northwest. Publications in a range of outlets including American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Maritime Policy and Management, and other refereed professional journals. Editorship of a book on East-West agricultural trade, and numerous articles in bulletins on agricultural trade and marketing topics. Teaching related to international agricultural trade and development, agricultural market and price analysis, mathematical economics and economic theory.