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Ken Erickson

Agricultural Economist


Kenneth Erickson is an Economist in the Farm Economy Branch at ERS. His research interests include the financial performance of the farm household and business sectors, as well as natural resources economics.


Ken received his Ph.D. and Master's degree in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.

Professional Affiliations:

American Agricultural Economics Association, Western Agricultural Economics Association, Northeast Agricultural Economics Association

Selected Publications:

Kenneth Erickson, Ashok Mishra and Charles Moss, “Cash Rents, Imputed Returns and the Valuation of Farmland.” Government Policy and Farmland Markets: The Maintenance of Farmer Wealth. Edited by Charles B. Moss and Andrew Schmitz, pp. 223-35. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State Press, 2003.

Kenneth W. Erickson, Charles B. Moss, and Ashok K. Mishra, “Rates of Return in the Farm and Non-Farm Sectors: How Do They Compare?” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics (December 2004).

Ashok K. Mishra, Charles B. Moss, and Kenneth W. Erickson, “Valuing Farmland with Multiple Quasi-Fixed Inputs.” Applied Economics (2004).

Brian Biggs and Paul Murray (Statistics Canada), Robert Dubman, Kenneth Erickson, and Penni Korb (ERS), “Recent Changes in Farm Structure: A Canada-U.S. Comparison.” Current Agriculture, Food, and Resource Issues, a journal of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society (2003).

Richard Weldon, Charles Moss, and Kenneth Erickson, “The Distribution of Farm Wealth in the United States.” Agricultural Finance Review, Vol. 53, 1993, pp. 100-109.

J. Johnson, M. Morehart, K. Erickson,“The Financial Condition of the Agricultural Sector.” Agricultural Finance Review, Vol. 47, Special Issue, 1987, pp. 1-18.

Steven C. Blank and Kenneth W. Erickson. AAEA Principal Papers Session: “Profit and Productivity Patterns from the Farm-Gate to the Global Marketplace: Implications for American Agricultural Competitiveness” (also in American Journal of Agricultural Economics, December 2004).


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