Harvey S. James, Jr.

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics

Agriculture and Human Values

Fall 2015 Teaching Schedule
Ag Econ 1041 Applied Microeconomics (click here for most recent syllabus)

Agric 3215 Community Food Systems (co-taught with Mary Hendrickson) (click here for most recent syllabus)

Ag Econ 8010 Research Methodology (click here for most recent syllabus)

Spring 2016 Teaching Schedule
Ag Econ 3241 Ethical Issues in Agriculture (click here for most recent syllabus)


Contact Information
Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics
University of Missouri
146 Mumford Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
573-884-9682 (phone)
573-882-3958 (fax)
HJames@missouri.edu (email)

My CV, my Bio, my Google Scholar profile

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I am Professor of Applied Economics and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics at the University of Missouri, where I am also a Senior Fellow at the Contracting and Organizations Research Institute. The Department of Agricultural Economics is a part of the Division of Applied Social Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. Go Tigers!

Previously, I was Assistant Professor of Economics in the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford, in West Hartford, Connecticut. Go Hawks!

In 1995 I completed the PhD program in the Department of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis in Missouri. Go Bears!

I am also a graduate of the Economics program at Brigham Young University, which is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Go Cougars!

My research interests include the economics of trust, ethics, and happiness; business and applied ethics generally; and the ethics of competition, especially in agricultural markets.

I am editor-in-chief of the journal Agriculture and Human Values, and I serve on the editorial board of Business Ethics Quarterly.

I am a member of the American Economic Association, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, the Association for Social Economics, the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society, and the Society for Business Ethics.

Last updated: October 2015