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Roman M Keeney

Agricultural Economics 

  • Associate Professor of Ag Economics
Krannert Room 692

Roman Keeney began his appointment with the agricultural economics faculty of Purdue University in August 2005 as assistant professor of farm and rural household economics. Prior to that Roman was a Ph.D. student in the Purdue AgEcon department. Roman’s research program explores how farm households and rural residents respond to and are impacted by changes to farm and farm related policies. Roman has worked extensively on the interaction between U.S. domestic farm programs and international trade barriers, focusing in particular on the distribution of gains and losses across the population of U.S. farmers. Recently, Roman has taken on Extension responsibilities for analysis and education of farm payment programs. In addition to research and Extension, Roman teaches the department’s undergraduate math programming course and graduate level production economics course.

Roman grew up on a cow-calf farm in central Kentucky and received a B.S. degree from the University of Kentucky in Biology. He subsequently completed B.S. and M.S. degree programs in Agribusiness Economics at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois before moving on to Purdue for his doctoral studies and initial faculty appointment. Roman and his wife, Lori, have two sons—Travis and Lucas.

Selected Publications

Kuethe, T. H., & Keeney, R. M. (2012). Environmental Externalities and Residential Property Values:Externalized Costs along the House Price Distribution. LAND ECONOMICS, 88(2), 241-250.

Beckman, J., Keeney, R. M., & Tyner, W. E. (2011). Feed Demands and Coproduct Substitution in the Biofuel Era. AGRIBUSINESS, 27(1), 1-18. doi:10.1002/agr.20247


Keeney, R. M. (2009). Transfer Efficiency and Distributional Impacts of US Farm Support:Evidence from a Macro-Micro Simulation. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS, 91(5), 1289-1295. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8276.2009.01299.x

Keeney, R. M., & Hertel, T. W. (2009). The Indirect Land Use Impacts of United States Biofuel Policies: TheImportance of Acreage, Yield, and Bilateral Trade Responses. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS, 91(4), 895-909. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8276.2009.01308.x

Hertel, T. W., Keeney, R. M., Ivanic, M., & Winters, L. A. (2009). Why Isn't the Doha Development Agenda more Poverty Friendly? REVIEW OF DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS, 13(4), 543-559. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9361.2008.00483.x

Keeney, R. M., & Beckman, J. (2009). WTO negotiations on agriculture and the distributional impacts for USrice farm households. FOOD POLICY, 34(1), 70-80. doi:10.1016/j.foodpol.2008.05.002

Hertel, T. W., Hummels, D. L., Ivanic, M., & Keeney, R. M. (2007). How confident can we be of CGE-based assessments of Free TradeAgreements? ECONOMIC MODELLING, 24(4), 611-635. doi:10.1016/j.econmod.2006.12.002

Valenzuela, E., Hertel, T. W., Keeney, R. M., & Reimer, J. J. (2007). Assessing global computable general equilibrium model validity usingagricultural price volatility. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS, 89(2), 383-397. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8276.2007.00977.x

Hertel, T. W., Keeney, R. M., Ivanic, M., & Winters, L. A. (2007). Distributional effects of WTO agricultural reforms in rich and poorcountries. ECONOMIC POLICY, (50), 289-337.