About Prithviraj Lakkakula

  • Ph.D. Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, 2014
  • M.S. Agricultural Economics, University of Arkansas, 2010
  • B.Sc. Agriculture, Acharya N.G Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, 2007
Teaching Experience
  • ECON 341: Intermediate Microeconomics (at NDSU)
  • AGEC 344: Agricultural Price Analysis (at NDSU)
  • AEB 5516: Quantitative Methods in Agribusiness (at University of Florida)
  • Awarded (as a Co-Principal Investigator) a $86,000 grant proposal (Transportation Study on the Rail Supply Chain from the U.S. to Mexico) to US Wheat Associates [PI: Dr. William Wilson,
    Other Co-PIs: Dr. David Bullock and Dr. Wesley Wilson], June 2020.
  • Awarded (as a Co-Principal Investigator) a $67,064 grant proposal (International Market and Trade Policy Analysis for U.S. Field Peas and Lentils) to USDA/AMS/ND Department of Agri-
    culture's Specialty Crop Block Grant Program [PI: Dr. Frayne Olson], June 2020.
  • Awarded $76,206 grant for Pea and Lentil Market Analysis from USDA/AMS/ND Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, October 2015 to June 2017 (Co-PIs: Dr. Frayne Olson, and Dr. David Ripplinger) [Funded].
  • Submitted (as a Principal Investigator) a $200,305 grant proposal (Detection of Foliar Diseases in Peas Using Image Analysis and Deep Learning) to USDA/AMS/ND Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant Program [Co-PIs: Dr. Simone Ludwig, Dr. Julie Pasche, Dr. William Wilson, and Dr. Frayne Olson], March 2019 [Not Funded].
Selected Publications

Lakkakula, P., and Schmitz, A. (2021). Obesity: Distributional E ects of Sweetener Taxes". Journal of Public Health: From Theory to Practice. DOI: 10.1007/s10389-021-01563-5
Lakkakula, P., Bullock, D., and Wilson, W. (2021). \Asymmetric Information and Blockchain in Soybean Commodity Markets". Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy. DOI: 10.1002/aepp.13159
Lakkakula, P., and Wilson, W. (2021). Origin and Export Basis Interdependencies in Soybeans: A Panel Data Analysis". Journal of Agricultural Resource Economics 46(1): 69-84. DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.302464
Wilson, W., and Lakkakula, P. (2020). Secondary Rail Car Values in Grain Transportation and Basis Values". Agribusiness: An International Journal. DOI: 10.1002/agr.21677
Lakkakula, P., Bullock, D., and Wilson, W. (2020). Blockchain Technology in International Commodity Trading". The Journal of Private Enterprise, 35 (2): 23-46.
Lakkakula, P., and Schmitz, A. (2019). U.S. Sweeteners: Combating Excess Consumption with an Excise Tax?.  Agricultural Economics. DOI: 10.1111/agec.12508
Lakkakula, P. (2018). Potential Impact of Sweetener Input Tax on Public Health.Applied Health Economics and Health Policy. DOI: 10.1007/s40258-018-0428-0.
Lakkakula, P., and Olson, F. (2017). Sweeteners May Leave a Sour Note on NAFTA Renegotiations. Choices. Quarter 4.
Lakkakula, P. (2017). What are the Effects of GST on Indian Agriculture? The Case of Turmeric. Economic & Political WEEKLY. Volume 52, Issue No. 41.
Lakkakula, P. (2017). Testing Causality Among Five Fertilizer Prices. Applied Economics Letters. DOI:10.1080/13504851.2017.1352067
Lakkakula, P., Schmitz, A., and Ripplinger, D. (2016). U.S. Sweetener Demand Analysis:A QUAIDS Model Application. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 41(3): 533-548.
Lakkakula, P., Dixon, B. L., Thomsen, M. R., Wailes, E. J. and Danforth, D. M. (2015). Global Rice Trade Competitiveness: A Shift-Share Analysis. Agricultural Economics.DOI: 10.1111/agec.12162


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