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Michael Adjemian

Agricultural Economist


Michael K. Adjemian is a Research Agricultural Economist in the Crops Branch of the Market and Trade Economics Division. His research is focused on current issues in commodity derivatives markets.


After completing his Ph.D., Michael joined ERS in June 2009. Previously, Michael worked as a Performance Auditor for the state of California and as a Budget Analyst for Lockheed Martin.


Michael has a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis. He also has a B.S. in Finance, with a minor in history, from the University of Florida.

Professional Affiliations:

Michael is a member of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

Selected Publications:

Adjemian, M.K., and A. Smith. "Using USDA Forecasts to Estimate the Price Flexibility of Demand for Agricultural Commodities," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, vol. 94, no. 4 (July 2012): 978-995.

Adjemian, M.K. 2012. "Quantifying the WASDE Announcement Effect," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 94(1), 238-256.

Adjemian, M.K., C.-Y.C. Lin, and J. Williams. 2010. "Estimating Spatial Interdependence in Automobile Type Choice with Survey Data," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 44(9), 661-675.

Adjemian, M.K., and J. Williams. 2009. "Using Census Aggregates to Proxy for Household Characteristics: An Application to Vehicle Ownership," Transportation, 36(2), 223-241.

Adjemian M.K., J.Z., Adjemian M.K., P. Foley, R. Kasten, B. Chomel, and J.E. Foley. 2008. "Prevalence of Multiple Zoonotic Agents in Wild Rodent Communities in the Eastern Sierra Nevada," Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 44(3), 737-742.

Baier, J., N. Calloway, and Adjemian M.K., 2003. California Energy Markets: The State's Position Has Improved, Due to Efforts by the Department of Water Resources and Other Factors, but Cost Issues and Legal Challenges Continue, California Bureau of State Audits.

Benson, L., M. Tilden, Adjemian M.K., and A. Udrys. 2003. Franchise Tax Board: Its Performance Measures are Insufficient to Justify Requests for New Audit of Collection Program Staff, California Bureau of State Audits.

Vose, D., N. Ahmadi, and Adjemian M.K., 2002. Department of Transportation: Its Seismic Retrofit Expenditures Comply With the Bond Act, and It Has Continued to Reimburse the Interim Funding for Fiscal Years 1994-95 and 1995-96, California Bureau of State Audits.

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