The Economics and Management of Agrobiotechnology Center (EMAC) is a research institute that studies the effects of biotechnology on agriculture, food production and value chains across the globe. EMAC provides rigorous, data-based analysis of economic, management and policy issues affecting decision-making in agricultural biotechnology.

EMAC has active research programs on Consumer Behavior, Impact AssessmentIndustry OrganizationInternational Trade, Media AnalysisRegulationScience and Technology Policy and Supply Chain Management, as they relate to agricultural biotechnology.

EMAC’s research is funded by the Department of Agricultural Economics, the College of Agriculture Food and Natural Resources and through competitive grants.

Recent Publications

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• Zahringer, K,.  C. Kolympiris and N. Kalaitzandonakes “Time to Patent at the USPTO: The case of emerging entrepreneurial firmsJ of Technology Transfer, forthcoming

• Kolympiris, C., S. Hoenen, and N. Kalaitzandonakes “Geographic distance between venture capitalists and target firms and the value of quality signalsIndustrial and Corporate Change, forthcoming

• Zahringer, K,. C. Kolympiris and N. Kalaitzandonakes, “Academic Knowledge Quality Differentials and the Quality of Firm InnovationIndustrial and Corporate Change, forthcoming

• Kalaitzandonakes, N., P. Philips, S. Smyth and J. Wesseler (eds.) The Coexistence of Genetically Modified, Organic and Conventional Foods: Government Policies and Market Practices, Springer, New York, 2016.

• McCluskey, J., N. Kalaitzandonakes, and J. Swinnen “Media Coverage, Public Perceptions, and Consumer Behavior: Insights from New Food Technologies Annual Review of Resource Economics, 8:467–86, 2016

• Kalaitzandonakes, N. and A. Magnier “A Profile of non-GM Crop Growers in the United StatesEurochoices, 15(1): 64-68, 2016

• Kalaitzandonakes, N., K. Zahringer and J. Kruse, “The Economic Impacts of Regulatory Delays on Trade and InnovationJournal of World Trade, 49 (6): 1011–1046, 2015

• Kolympiris, C., N., Kalaitzandonakes and D. Miller “Firm Location Choice of Academic Entrepreneurs: Evidence from the US Biotechnology Industry Journal of Business Venturing, 30:227-254, 2015

• Meyers, W., and N. Kalaitzandonakes. “World Population, Growth and Food Supply and Food Security Challenges” in Food Security in an Uncertain World: An International Perspective, A. Schmitz, P.L Kennedy & T.G. Schmitz, Emerald, 2015

• Hoenen, S., C. Kolympiris, W. Schoenmakers, N. Kalaitzandonakes “The Diminishing Signaling Value of Patents between Early Rounds of Venture Capital FinancingResearch Policy, 43:956–989, 2014

• Kalaitzandonakes, N., J. Kaufman, and D. Miller “Potential Economic Impacts of Zero Thresholds for Unapproved GMOs: The EU CaseFood Policy, 45:146–157, 2014

• Kolympiris, C., N., Kalaitzandonakes and D. Miller “Public Funds and Local Biotechnology Firm Creation.” Research Policy, 43(1): 121–137, 2014.

• Kolympiris C, Kalaitzandonakes N. and Schneeberger “Where do academic entrepreneurs locate their firms?” in Handbook of Research In Entrepreneurship Education Vol 4, Redford, D. and Fayolle, A., eds. 2014

• Alston J., N. Kalaitzandonakes and J. Kruse, “The Global Economic Impacts of Biotech Crops” in Handbook on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development, Smyth, S. et al., eds., Edward Edgar, 2014

• Magnier, A., N. Kalaitzandonakes and D. Miller, “Market Power in Industries with Large Number of Differentiated Products” in Handbook on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development, Smyth, S. et al., eds., Edward Edgar, 2014