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Holly Wang

Agricultural Economics 

  • Professor of Agricultural Economics
Krannert Room 754F


Dr. Holly Wang’s research has been focused on food safety and marketing, agricultural risks, derivative markets, and crop insurance for domestic and international issues. Dr. Wang has advised over ten Ph.D students whom are now faculty members in major US and international research universities, and economists in the finance industry. She has taught Ph.D level courses in supply and demand systems, decision analysis, and marketing; Master level courses in econometrics and agribusiness marketing; as well as undergraduate courses in corporative finance and Chinese economy. She is coordinating the Professional Master Degree program in International Agribusiness in the department, mentoring students from multiple countries.

Dr. Wang has established herself as a known scholar in agricultural economic issues especially about China. She travels to China frequently and has developed a broad professional network. Dr. Wang serves as an Executive Board Director of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association( ( She also served as past President of Chinese Economists Society ( in 2009, a US based organization focusing on the research of Chinese economic issues, and founding Chair for China Section of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association ( in 2010.

Awards & Honors

(2016) Quality of Communication Award. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

(2015) Outstanding Paper Award in 2014. Emerald Literati Network.

(2016) AAEA Outstanding Undergraduate Paper First Place (Adviser). AAEA.

Selected Publications

Wang, H. H. (2016). China’s Role in World Food Security. In The Eurasian Wheat Belt and Food Security: Global and Regional Aspects. (259-273). Spirnger.

Jin, S., Delgado, M. S., & Wang, H. H. (2017). Benefit or Damage? The Productivity Effects of FDI in the Chinese Food Industry. 68(1), 1-9.

Zheng, Q., & Wang, H. H. (2017). The Market Power in Chinese Wine Industry. 33(1), 30-42.

Wang, H. H. (in press). The Media Impact of Animal Disease on the US Meat Demand. Agribusiness An International Journal.

Zheng, Q., & Wang, H. H. (2016). Chinese preferences for Duck Attributes in Food Service Sector: a Rank-Ordered Model. 42, 148-158.

Ortega, D. L., Hong, S. J., Wang, H. H., & Wu, L. (2016). Emerging Markets for Imported Beef in China: Results from a Consumer Choice Experiment in Beijing. Meat Science, 121, 317-323.

Zheng, Q., Wang, H., & Shi, Q. (2014). Estimating Bivariate Yield Distributions and Crop Insurance Premiums Using Nonparametric Methods. Applied Economics (SSCI), 46(18), 2108-2118.

Guo, Q., Wang, H. H., & Chen, Y. (2016). Do Chinese Dairy Firms Have Market Power? An Estimation of Differentiated Market Power with Price Heterogeneity. China Agricultural Economic Review, 8(2), 206-214.

Wang, H., Wang, Y., & Delgado, M. (2014). The Transition to Modern Agriculture: Contract Farming in Developing Countries. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (SCI, SSCI), 96(4), 1257-1271.

Ortega, D., Wang, H., & Olynk Widmar, N. (n.d.). Effects of Media headlines on Consumer Preferences for Food Safety, Quality and Environmental Attributes. A, 59, 433-445.

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