Wyatt Thompson

Associate Professor
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Wyatt Thompson is an associate professor of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Department and the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri (FAPRI-MU). He joined FAPRI-MU in 2006 to work on biofuel markets and policies, agricultural policies, and trade. He also worked at FAPRI-MU in the 1990s, focusing on dairy and livestock markets in the U.S., Japan, and Europe.

In between his time at FAPRI-MU, Thompson worked at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France, analyzing export competition policies, measuring agricultural policy expenditures, and assessing market impacts of policies, particularly those of the European Union, Mexico, and the United States. He also worked at the Policy Research Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries in Tokyo, Japan, as a research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. There, he continued similar research on policies, trade, and markets, but also studied demand system theory and applications.

He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Economics at Washington University, St. Louis, and his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri.

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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.
    • Wyatt Thompson, Robert Johansson, Seth Meyer, Jarrett Whistance. "The US Biofuel Mandate as a Substitute for Carbon Cap-and-Trade." Energy Policy, 113, 368-375. Available online (subscription required): https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421517307152.
    • Patrick Westhoff, Wyatt Thompson. "Four Indicators that Explain World Grain and Oilseed Market Developments." Agribusiness: An International Journal, pre-press publication. Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/agr.21502/full.
    • 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).
    • Wyatt Thompson, Scott Gerlt, J. Elliott Campbell, Lara M. Kueppers, Yaqiong Lu, Mark A. Snyder. "A Cost of Tractability? Estimating Climate Change Impacts Using a Single Crop Market Understates Impacts on Market Conditions and Variability." Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy, Online advance article, 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.
    • Jarrett Whistance, David Ripplinger, Wyatt Thompson. "Biofuel-Related Price Transmission Using Renewable Identification Number Prices to Signal Mandate Regime." Energy Economics, 55(March), 19-29. DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2015.12.026 (February 2016). Available at http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1SaY5W3fcVY33.
    • Aklesso Egbendewe-Mondzozo, Scott M. Swinton, Shujiang Kang, Wilfred M. Post, Julian C.R. Binfield, Wyatt Thompson. "Bioenergy Supply and Environmental Impacts on Cropland: Insights from Multi-market Forecasts in a Great Lakes Subregional Bioeconomic Model." Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 37(4), 602-618. (December 2015).
    • Jarrett Whistance, Wyatt Thompson. "A Critical Assessment of RIN Price Behavior and the Implications for Corn, Ethanol, and Gasoline Price Relationships." Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 36(4), 623-642. (doi:10.1093/aepp/ppu012).
    • Jarrett Whistance, Wyatt Thompson. "The Role of CAFE Standards and Alternative-Fuel Vehicle Production Credits is U.S. Biofuels Markets." Energy Policy, 74, 147-157. (doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2014.09.004).