David Schimmelpfennig

David Schimmelpfennig

Agricultural Economist
202-694-5507
des@ers.usda.gov
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Briefly

David's areas of interest are value of information and agricultural research and productivity. His work on information economics relates to precision agriculture, crop germplasm, machinery utilization, productivity growth, and crop pest early-warning systems.

Background

David worked on a USDA extension service grant entitled "Innovation and Dynamic Efficiency in Agricultural Biotechnology" that resulted in a new patent database. In 2002, David was a senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He was also a PI on Rockefeller Foundation projects on the impacts of genetically modified crops in South Africa from 2000 to 2008.

Education

Ph.D. Economics, Michigan State University (MSU), 1992
M.A. Economics, MSU, 1990
B.S. Industrial Management, Purdue University, 1981, Honors in Economics

Professional Affiliations

Chair ERS Reference Center Advisory Committee (2010-present)
ERS Statistical Econometric Software License Committee (2000-present)
AAEA Communications & Publications Committee (2007-10)
Editorial Advisory Board, 2006, Agricultural Economics
National Science Foundation's Global Change and Society (tiger) team on the human dimensions of climate change research (1997-98)

Selected Publications

Fuglie, K., P. Heisey, J. King, and D. Schimmelpfennig. 2012. "Private Industry Investing Heavily, and Globally, in Research To Improve Agricultural Productivity," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, March.

Ebel, R., and D. Schimmelpfennig. 2011. "The Information Age and Adoption of Precision Agriculture," Amber Waves (finding), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, December.

Schimmelpfennig, D., and R. Ebel. 2011. On the Doorstep of the Information Age: Recent Adoption of Precision Agriculture, EIB-80, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, August.

Schimmelpfennig, D., and P. Heisey. 2009. "The Evolving Public Agricultural Research Portfolio," Amber Waves (finding), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, March.

Schimmelpfennig, D., and P. Heisey. 2009. U.S. Public Agricultural Research: Changes in Funding Sources and Shifts in Emphasis, 1980-2005, EIB-45, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, March.

Day-Rubinstein, K., P. Heisey, and D. Schimmelpfennig. 2007. "Sources of Public Agricultural R&D Changing," Amber Waves (finding), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, June.

Roberts, M., D. Schimmelpfennig, E. Ashley, and M. Livingston with contributions by M. Ash and U. Vasavada. 2006. The Value of Plant Disease Early-Warning Systems: A Case Study of USDA's Soybean Rust Coordinated Framework, ERR-18, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, April.

Roberts, M., and D. Schimmelpfennig. 2006. "How Public Information Creates Value: A Case Study of USDA's Soybean Rust Coordinated Framework," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, April.

Piesse, J., D. Schimmelpfennig, and C. Thirtle. 2010. "An Error Correction Model of Induced Innovation in UK Agriculture," Applied Economics 43(27):4081-4094.

K. Fuglie, and D. Schimmelpfennig, eds. 2010. "Introduction to the Special Issue on Agricultural Productivity Growth: a Closer Look at Large, Developing Countries," Journal of Productivity Analysis, 33(3):169-172.

Roberts, M., D. Schimmelpfennig, M. Livingston, and E. Ashley. 2009. "Estimating the Value of an Early-Warning System," Review of Agricultural Economics 31(2):303-329.

Thirtle, C., J. Piesse, and D. Schimmelpfennig. 2008. "Modelling the Length and Shape of the R&D Lag: An Application to UK Agricultural Productivity," Agricultural Economics 39(1):73-85.

Gouse, M., C. Pray, D. Schimmelpfennig, and J. Kirsten. 2006. "Three Seasons of Subsistence Insect-Resistant Maize in South Africa: Have Smallholders Benefited?" AgbioForum 9(1).

Schimmelpfennig, D., C. O'Donnell, and G. Norton. 2006. "Efficiency Effects of Agricultural Economics Research," Agricultural Economics 34(3):273-80.

K. Fuglie, and D. Schimmelpfennig, eds. 2000, Public-Private Collaboration in Agricultural Research: New Institutional Arrangements and Economic Implications, Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press.