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Kent F. Kovacs

Kent F. Kovacs

Assoc Professor

Director Experiment Station

(AEAB)-Agricultural Economics and Agri business

Phone: 479-575-2323

Fax: (479) 575-5306

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Kent Kovacs grew up in California where he developed an interest in agriculture growing up in the fertile Central Valley. Dr. Kovacs has also worked for the University of Nevada and the University of Minnesota on topics such as invasive species and public land conservation. He has taught courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, and environmental and resource economics.

Dr. Kovacs’ areas of research include agricultural and natural resource economics (with an emphasis on water, land, and forests) and agricultural and environmental economics (with an emphasis on valuation and policy analysis). His research has been funded by the Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, USDA Forest Service, USDA Economic Research Service, and Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics. Coverage of his research has appeared in popular media outlets such as the Economist, New York Times, Scientific American, and Milwaukee Sentinel Journal. 

B.A. in Economics with minors in Environmental Studies and Mathematics, Vassar College

Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics with emphasis on land economics and environmental valuation, University of California, Davis