Colin Carter

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

Colin A. Carter is Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Davis. His research/teaching interests include international trade, futures markets, and commodity markets.

Dr. Carter has produced around 150 academic publications in the areas of international trade, agricultural policy, futures and commodity markets, the economics of China’s agriculture, and the economics of biotechnology adoption in agriculture. He has received a number of professional awards for teaching and research, including the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association’s (AAEA) Annual Awards for Quality of Research Discovery (in both 1981 and 2008), Quality of Communication (in both 1994 and 2011), Distinguished Policy Contribution (1998), and Outstanding Essay for the 21st Century (2001). Dr. Carter was elected a Fellow of the AAEA in 2000 in recognition of his many contributions to the field of agricultural economics. From 2004 through 2008, Dr. Carter was an Editor of the Review of Agricultural Economics.

Dr. Carter has extensive litigation experience as an economics expert witness, dealing with commodities. He has written a number of economic reports for litigation purposes and has been deposed numerous times. He has experience estimating economic damages or measuring the market impacts of international commodity trade.

He obtained a BA in Economics and an MS in Agricultural Economics from the University of Alberta. He then studied at University of California, Berkeley where he completed an MA in Economics and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics in 1980. From 1980 to 1986, he held the position of Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics at the University of Manitoba. He is now a professor at UC Davis.