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Juan P Sesmero

Agricultural Economics 

  • Assistant Professor of Ag Economics
Krannert Room 591A

Dr. Juan Sesmero is as an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics. He completed his Ph.D. in agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Juan's teaching and research activities are focused primarily on natural resource and environmental economics.

He has a strong interest in the identification and measurement of trade-offs between economic efficiency and distributional equity in the context of energy, climate, and water policy.

Juan is also interested in the role of technological progress in resource extraction and the resulting ecological sustainability of production systems. His research also includes measurement of environmental and marketing efficiency in the biofuels industry and agricultural productivity growth in China.


Awards & Honors

(2016) Certificate of Recognition as Advisor of Second Best MS Thesis Award (Student: Whitney Hodde), Dep. Ag. Economics, Purdue University.

Selected Publications

Sesmero, J. P., Perrin, R. K., & Fulginiti, L. E. (in press). A Variable Cost Function for Corn Ethanol Plants in the Midwest. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Irfanoglu, B., Sesmero, J. P., & Gollub, A. (n.d.). Can the United States Convince China to Comply with a Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Mitigation Agreement by Using Punitive Tariffs: a Case Study. Manuscript in preparation.

Iglesias, C., & Sesmero, J. P. (2015). Economic Analysis of Supplementing Sugarcane with Corn for Ethanol Production in Brazil: A Case Study in Uberaba. BioEnergy Research, 8(2), 627-643.

Giannakas, K., Fulton, M., & Sesmero, J. P. (n.d.). Horizon and Free-Rider Problems in Cooperative Organizations. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Sesmero, J. P., Ricker-Gilbert, J. E., & Cook, A. C. (2015). How do African households adapt to climate change? Evidence from Malawi. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Horowitz, J. B., Karls, M. A., & Sesmero, J. P. (2015). Innovations, Clockwise Rotations and Parallel Shifts of Supply. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Sesmero, J. P., Perrin, R., & Fulginiti, L. (2015). Marketing Efficiency Among Corn Ethanol Plants. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Sesmero, J. P., Jung, J., & Tyner, W. E. (n.d.). The effect of current and prospective policies on photovoltaic system economics: an application to the US Midwest. Energy Policy.

Irfanoglu, B., Sesmero, J. P., & Gollub, A. (2015). Potential of border tax adjustments to deter free riding in international climate agreements. Environmental Research Letters, 10(2), 024009.

Sesmero, J. P., Balagtas, J. V., & Pratt, M. (in press). Spatial Competition and Economics of Biofuel from Corn Stover. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

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