Vega's agriculture economics experts have experience addressing issues in various agricultural subfields including commodity markets, biotechnology, international trade, and food marketing. They have extensive experience in business valuation, pricing, calculation of lost profits, financial modeling, and analysis of economic impact.

Our experts have worked on cases involving market power and competition issues as well as evaluating consumer demand based on food quality and reputation.

Publications

  • Industry Analysis: U.S. Farming During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life in America in many ways, and many industries have felt the economic effects. Our economists shed light on the impact of the pandemic on the U.S. farming sector, focusing on production and supply chain, exports, and bankruptcy.

Example Engagements

  • Economic Impact of Water Transfer: Vega is engaged with Foulston to support Professor Stephen Hamilton in analyzing the benefits of changing water rights within Kansas municipalities. The Kansas Water Transfer Act requires an economic-impact analysis of statewide benefits for water transfers exceeding more than 2,000 acre-feet of water annually. This is the first water transfer application in Kansas meeting the threshold requiring such analysis.

Experts

Oral Capps Jr.

Executive Professor, Regents Professor and holder of the Southwest Dairy Marketing Endowed Chair in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University

  • Agriculture
Colin Carter

Distinguished Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis

  • Valuation
  • Agriculture
Stephen F. Hamilton

Professor in the Department of Economics at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Valuation
  • Energy & Environmental Economics
  • Agriculture
Yizao Liu

Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics, Pennsylvania State University

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Energy & Environmental Economics
  • Agriculture
Jason Winfree

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at the University of Idaho

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Agriculture
Xiaoyong Zheng

Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Agriculture