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Prithviraj Lakkakula

IPrithviraj Lakkakula

Office: Richard H. Barry Hall 402

Phone: 701-231-6642

Fax: 701-231-7400

Research Assistant Professor of Agribusiness and Applied Economics
(January 2015 – present)
Phone: 701-231-6642
Fax: 701-231-7400


Ph.D. Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, 2014
M.S. Agricultural Economics, University of Arkansas, 2010
B.Sc. Agriculture, Acharya N.G Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, 2007

Teaching Experience

ECON 341: Intermediate Microeconomics (at NDSU)
AEB 5516: Quantitative Methods in Agribusiness (at University of Florida)

Working Papers

Causal Versus Time Series Neural Networks Comparison for Forecasting
Testing Causality in Five Fertilizer Prices.
U.S. Pea and Lentil Market Analysis.
Forecasting U.S. High Fructose Corn Syrup Prices
Testing Change in Consumer Preferences Between Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup
Dynamic Long-Run Relationships  and Price Transmission Among Five Fertilizer Prices


Awarded $76,206 grant for Pea and Lentil Market Analysis from USDA/AMS/ND Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, October 2015 to June 2017 (Co-PIs: Dr. Frayne Olson, and Dr. David Ripplinger).


Lakkakula, P.,  Schmitz, A., and Ripplinger, D. (2016). "U.S. Sweetener Demand Analysis: A QUAIDS Model Application." Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 41 (3): 533-548.

Lakkakula, P., Haynes, D.J. and Schmitz, T.G. (2015). " Genetic Engineering and Food Security: A Welfare Economics Perspective." Food Security in an Uncertain World (Frontiers of Economics and Globalization), Volume 15, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 15, pp. 179-193.

Lakkakula P, Dixon B.L, Thomsen M.R, Wailes E.J, & Danforth D.M. 2015. Global Rice Trade Competitiveness: A Shift-Share Analysis. Agricultural Economics 46 (5): 667-676.
Lakkakula P, & Schmitz A. (2013). Sugar and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) consumption shifts: change in tastes or relative prices? International Sugar Journal 115: 555-559.

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