Vincent H. Smith
Vincent H. Smith is Professor of Economics in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University and co-director of MSU’s Agricultural Marketing Policy Center. He is currently also the director of the American Enterprise Institute’s agricultural policy research program and a senior consultant to the International Food Policy Research Institute. Dr. Smith received his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in 1987 and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Manchester in 1970 and 1971. Professor Smith’s current research program examines agricultural trade and domestic policy issues, with a particular focus on agricultural insurance, domestic and world commodity markets, risk management, agricultural trade policy, and agricultural science policy. He has authored nine books and monographs, including his widely known work with Dr. Barry Goodwin, The Economics of Crop insurance and Disaster Aid, and has published well over 100 articles on agricultural and other policy and economic issues. His contributions have been recognized nationally through multiple national awards for outstanding research programs and in 2008, he became a Distinguished Scholar of the Western Agricultural Economics Association.