Keith Fuglie

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Keith Fuglie is an Economist with the Structure, Technology, and Productivity Branch in the Resource and Rural Economics Division. His work focuses on the economics of agricultural technical change, science policy, and productivity growth.


Keith has worked with ERS more than 15 years. During 1997-98 he served as senior economist for agriculture and natural resources on the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He also spent 10 years working in Asia and Africa with the CGIAR Consortium of international agricultural research centers.


Ph.D. and M.S. in Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
B.A. in Mathematics, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota

Professional Affiliations

Keith is a member of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association and the International Association of Agricultural Economics.

Selected Publications

Books and Edited Volumes

K. Fuglie, S. Wang, and V. Ball, eds. 2012. Productivity Growth in Agriculture: An International Perspective. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

Pray, C., and K. Fuglie. 2002. Private Investment in Agricultural Research and International Technology Transfer in Asia. Bogor, Indonesia: jointly published by the International Potato Center, Rutgers University and Economic Research Service.

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

Journal Articles

Fuglie, K. 2016. "The Growing Role of the Private Sector in Agricultural Research and Development World-wide," Global Food Security 10:29-38.

Fuglie, K. 2015. "Accounting for Growth in Global Agriculture," Bio-based and Applied Economics 4(3):221-254.

Pray, C., and K. Fuglie. 2015. Agricultural Research by the Private Sector, Annual Review of Resource Economics 7:399-424.

Fuglie, K., and A. Toole. 2014. "The Evolving Institutional Structure of Public and Private Agricultural Research," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 96(3):862-883.

Wang, S., P. Heisey, W. Huffman, and K. Fuglie. 2013. "Public R&D, Private R&D and U.S. Agricultural Productivity Growth: Dynamic and Long-run Relationships," American Journal of Agricultural Economics (95):1287-1293.

Fuglie, K., P. Heisey, J. King, C. Pray, and D. Schimmelpfennig. 2012. "The Contribution of Private Industry to Agricultural Innovation," Science (338)6110:1031-1032.

Fuglie, K., and S. Wang. 2012. "Productivity Growth in Global Agriculture Shifting to Developing Countries," Choices magazine, 4th Quarter.

Rada, N., S. Buccola, and K. Fuglie. 2011. "Government Policy and Agricultural Productivity in Indonesia," American Journal of Agricultural Economics (93):863-880.

Fuglie, K., and D. Schimmelpfennig. 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.

Evenson, R., and K. Fuglie. 2010. "Technology Capital: the Price of Admission to the Growth Club," Journal of Productivity Analysis 33(3):173-190.

Fuglie, K. 2010. "Sources of Growth in Indonesian Agriculture," Journal of Productivity Analysis 33(3):225-240.

Fuglie, K. 2008. "Is a Slowdown in Agricultural Productivity Growth Contributing to the Rise in Commodity Prices?" Agricultural Economics 39:431-441 (supplement).

Fuglie, K. 2007. "Priorities for Potato Research in Developing Countries: Results of a Survey," American Journal of Potato Research 84:353-366.

Fuglie, K. 2007. "Priorities for Sweet Potato Research in Developing Countries: Results of a Survey," Horticultural Science 42(5):1200-1206.

Fuglie, K. 2004. "Productivity Growth in Indonesian Agriculture, 1961-2000," Bulletin of Indonesia Economic Studies 40(2):209-225.

Fuglie, K. 2004. "Challenging Bennet’s Law: the New Economics of Starchy Staples in Asia," Food Policy 29(2):187-202.

Reilly, J., F. Tubiello, B. McCarl, D. Abler, R. Darwin, K. Fuglie, S. Hollinger, C. Izaurralde, S. Jagtap, J. Jones, L. Mearns, D. Ojima, E. Paul, K. Paustian, S. Riha, N. Rosenberg, and C. Rosenzweig. 2003. "U.S. Agriculture and Climate Change: New Results," Climate Change  57(1):43-69.

Fuglie, K., and T. Walker. 2001. "Economic Incentives and Resource Allocation in U.s. Public and Private Plant Breeding," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 33(3):459-473.

Fuglie, K., and C. Kascak. 2001. "Adoption and Diffusion of Natural-resource-conserving Agricultural Technology," Review of Agricultural Economics 23(2):386-403.

Narrod, C., and K. Fuglie. 2000. "Private Investment in Livestock Breeding With Implications for Public Research Policy," Agribusiness: An International Journal 16(4):457-470.

Day-Rubenstein, K., and K. Fuglie. 1999. "Resource Allocation in Joint Public-private Agricultural Research," Journal of Agribusiness 17(2):123-134.

Fuglie, K. 1999. "Conservation Tillage and Pesticide Use in the Cornbelt," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 31(1):133-147.

Reilly, J., and K. Fuglie. 1998. "Future Yield Growth in Field Crops: What Evidence Exists?" Soil and Tillage Research 47(3-4):275-290.

Fuglie, K., and D. Bosch. 1995. "Economic and Environmental Implications of Soil Nitrogen Testing: a Switching-regression Analysis," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 77(4):891-900.

Bosch, D., Z. Cook, and K. Fuglie. 1995. "Voluntary Versus Mandatory Agricultural Policies to Protect Water Quality: Adoption of Nitrogen Testing in Nebraska," Review of Agricultural Economics (17):13-24.

Research Monographs and Book Chapters

Fuglie, K., and A. Nin-Pratt. 2013. Agricultural Productivity: a Changing Global Harvest, in IFPRI 2012 Global Food Policy Report, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, pp. 15-28.

Bientema, N., G. Stads, K. Fuglie, and P. Heisey. 2012. ASTI Global Assessment of Agricultural R&D Spending: Developing Countries Accelerate Investment, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC.

Fuglie, K. 2010. "Total Factor Productivity in the Global Agricultural Economy: Evidence From Fao Data," in The Shifting Patterns of Agricultural Production and Productivity Worldwide, J. Alston, B. Babcock, P. Pardey, eds. Ames, IA: Midwest Agribusiness Trade and Research Information Center, pp. 63-95.

Fuglie, K. 2010. "Indonesia: From Food Security to Market-led Agricultural Growth," in The Shifting Patterns of Agricultural Production and Productivity Worldwide, J. Alston, B. Babcock, P. Pardey, eds. Ames, IA: Midwest Agribusiness Trade and Research Information Center, pp. 343-381.

Fuglie, K., and G. Thiele. 2009. "Research priority assessment at the International Potato Center," in Prioritizing Agricultural Research for Development, D. Raitzer and G. Norton, eds. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

Pray, C., K. Fuglie, and D. Johnson. 2007. "Private Agricultural Research," in Handbook of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 3, Agricultural Development: Farmers, Farm Production and Farm Markets, R. Evenson, P. Pingali and T. Schultz, eds. Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Elsevier B.V., pp. 2607-2645.

Fuglie, K., and R. Piggott. 2006. "Agricultural R&D policy in Indonesia," in Agricultural R&D in the Developing World: Too Little, Too Late? P. Pardey, J. Alston, and R. Piggott, eds. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC.