Deepayan Debnath

International Market and Policy Analyst
(573) 882-5105

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Deepayan Debnath is an international market and policy analyst in the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at University of Missouri (FAPRI-MU). His main responsibility is to develop, maintain, and update the international biofuels model. He also does research on international agricultural markets. Prior to joining FAPRI-MU, he was a post-doctoral research associate at FAPRI-CARD at Iowa State University, where he was responsible for international cotton model and played a major role in developing the stochastic international modeling system. He has presented his research in countries such as Italy, Turkey, and India.

He earned a Ph.D. and master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University. His dissertation was mainly focused on bioenergy and water economics. He has a bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Kalyani, India.


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    • Deepayan Debnath, Jarrett Whistance, Wyatt Thompson. "The Causes of Two-way U.S.–Brazil Ethanol Trade and the Consequences for Greenhouse Gas Emission." Energy, 141, 2045-2053.
    • Deepayan Debnath, Jarrett Whistance, Wyatt Thompson, Julian C.R. Binfield. "Complement or Substitute: Ethanol’s Uncertain Relationship with Gasoline Under Alternative Petroleum Price and Policy Scenarios." Applied Energy, 191, 385-397 (2017).
    • Deepayan Debnath, Wyatt Thompson, Michael Helmar, Turgut Orman. "Effect of the Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP) on Cotton Markets of Turkey and the World." Journal of Cotton Science, 20(1), 46-55.
    • Deepayan Debnath, Kynda Curtis, Susan Slocum. "Expanding Direct Marketing Opportunities through Farm Shops in Western Tourism Destinations: Extension Program Design." 2014 National Value Added Agriculture Conference and Northeast Regional What Works Conference Proceedings (Peer reviewed). Available at
    • Deepayan Debnath, Francis M. Epplin, Arthur L. Stoecker. "Switchgrass Procurement Strategies for Managing Yield Variability: Estimating the Cost-Efficient D (Downtime Cost) L (Land to Lease) Frontier." Biomass and Bioenergy, 77, 110-122.
    • Deepayan Debnath. "Can Carbon Credit Reduce Switchgrass Breakeven Price?." American Journal of Biomass and Bioenergy, 4(1), 10-27.
    • Deepayan Debnath, Arthur L. Stoecker, Francis M. Epplin (2014, August). "Impact of Valuing Environmental Variables on the Breakeven Price of Switchgrass." Biomass and Bioenergy, 70, 184-195. Available at
    • Deepayan Debnath (2014, May). "Integrating Economic and Hydrologic Interdependence in Reservoir Management." Lakes & Reservoir: Research and Management, 19, 211-224.
    • Deepayan Debnath, Francis M. Epplin, Arthur L. Stoecker (2014, February). "Managing Spatial and Temporal Switchgrass Biomass Yield Variability." BioEnergy Research, 7, 946-957.
    • Deepayan Debnath, Tracy A. Boyer, Arthur L. Stoecker, Larry D. Sanders (2013, September). "Nonlinear Optimization Model of Reservoir Water Allocation with Stochastic Inflows: A Case Study of Lake Tenkiller." Journal of Water Resource Planning and Management, 141(1), 1-12.