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Corinne E N Alexander

Associate professor Corinne Alexander serves as an Extension specialist in the area of grain marketing. Her goal is to assist farmers and agricultural businesses with the marketing of their grain both in commodity markets and in specialty markets.

Dr. Alexander received her Ph.D. in agricultural economics from University of California, Davis with fields in agricultural economics and resource economics. Her research generally focuses on interactions between members of the supply chain, with a particular interest in contractual relationships. Her current research interests examine how farmer’s production decisions interact with their marketing decisions. This includes several projects: a) farmer input buying behavior using Purdue’s Large Commercial Producer Survey, b) integrated pest management in on-farm storage bins where the farmer is under contract with a food-grade grain buyer, and c) comparing the technical efficiency of organic and conventional dairy technologies.

Dr. Alexander has two Extension programs. The first program focuses on price risk management and provides information about new marketing tools such as new generation grain marketing contracts. The second program focuses on marketing value-added products, with a focus on food-grade grains and organic products.

Awards & Honors

(2014) Mid-Career Award, Extension Specialist 11-20 Years' Experience. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists Association (PUCESA).

(2011) AAEA Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program, Individual: Less than Ten Years’ Experience. American Applied Economics Association.

(2011) Winner of Best Paper Competition. International Food and Agribusiness Management Association.

(2010) Managing Moldy Corn Extension Team. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists Association.

(2009) Early Career Award. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialist Association.

(2009) Faculty Award of Merit--Extension. Gamma Sigma Delta.

(2005) Team Award. PUCESA.

Selected Publications

Jones, M., Alexander, C., & Lowenberg-DeBoer, J. (2014). A simple methodology for measuring profitability of on-farm storage pest management in developing countries. Journal of Stored Products Research, 58, 67-76. Retrieved from

Veldstra, M., Alexander, C., & Marshall, M. (2014). To Certify or Not to Certify? Decomposing the Organic Production and Certification Decisions. Food Policy, 49, 429-436. Retrieved from http:// 10.1016/j.foodpol.2014.05.010

Yigezu, Y., Alexander, C., Preckel, P., Maier, D., Woloshuk, C., Mason, L., Lawrence, J., . . . Moog, D. (2013). Integrated Joint Pest Management Strategies in the Presence of Control Spillovers. European Review of Agricultural Economics, 1, 21-Jan. Retrieved from http://doi:10.1093/erae/jbs044

Alexander, C., & Kenkel, P. (2012). Economics of Commodity Storage. In Stored Product Protection (Vol. 1, pp. 11-Jan). Manhattan, KS: Kansas State. Retrieved from

Alexander, C., & Adam, B. (2012). Economics of IPM Decisions. In Stored Product Protection (Vol. 1, pp. 9-Jan). Manhattan, KS: Kansas State University. Retrieved from

Borchers, B., Roucan-Kane, M., Alexander, C., Boehlje, M., Downey, S., & Gray, A. (2012). How Large Commercial Producers Choose Expendable Input Suppliers: From Seed to Animal Health Products. International Food and Agribusiness Marketing Review, 15(2), 20-Jan. Retrieved from

Rosch, S., Alexander, C., Tyner, W., Wu, S., Ivanic, R., & Yoder, J. (2012). Incentives in Long-Term Biofuel Contracts. , (RE-4-W), 5. Retrieved from

Ivanic, R., Rosch, S., Tyner, W., Wu, S., & Yoder, J. (2011). Contract Theory and Implications for Perennial Energy Crop Contracting. Energy Economics, 10. Retrieved from doi:10.1016/j.eneco.2011.05.013.

Roucan-Kane, M., Boelhje, M., Downey, S., & Gray, A. (2011). Large Commercial Producer Market Segments for Agricultural Capital Equipment. International Food and Agribusiness Marketing Review, 14(4), 127-144.

Rankin, A., Gray, A., & Boelhje, M. (2011). Sustainability Strategies in Agribusiness: Understanding Key Drivers, Objectives, and Actions. International Food and Agribusiness Marketing Review,, 14(4), 20-Jan.