Stephen P. Davies, PhD.

Professor Emeritus

Agricultural and Resource Economics

Fields of Expertise


Areas of Interest

Agricultural development, Agricultural marketing & prices, Econometrics, Regional impact analysis


Dr. Davies received a B.A. in Economics from Williams College, MA in 1972 and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University in 1988. He has worked in research and teaching in econometrics, agricultural marketing and trade, and international and regional development. For the past decade, Professor Davies has been working on regional development analyses using mainly CGE or input-output models. These have focused on issues of affordable housing, development of the oil and gas sector on public lands, regional economic returns to beef research, and subsidies to private investment (with an example of Hyundai's decision not to locate in Fort Collins). Finally, some of his most recent work has examined the impacts of different types of productivity change on local economic growth, as well as how expansions in different sectors of an economy affect local growth and equity.