Michael Vassalos

Assistant Professor


Vassalos_Michael_web.jpgEmail: mvassal@clemson.edu
Office: 864-656-2439

Department:
School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences

Location:
233 McAdams Hall


Education:
Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky 2013

M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky 2008

5 year Ptyxio (M.Sc. equivalent) in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural University of Athens 2006

Responsibilities:
Teaching and Research

Research interest:
My research interests lie primarily in the areas of farm/agribusiness management and production economics. Specifically, I am particularly interest in applied oriented economic research focusing on several aspects of farm decision making and the influence of risk on growers’ choices.

Publications:
Vassalos, M., C.R. Dillon and T. Coolong. 2013. “Optimal Land Allocation and Production Timing for Fresh Vegetable Growers under Price and Production Uncertainty.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, forthcoming (2013).

Vassalos, M., C.R. Dillon and P. Childs. 2012. “Empirically Testing for the Location – Scale Condition: A Review of the Economic Literature.” Journal or Risk Model Validation 6(3):51-66.

Vassalos,M., C.R. Dillon and A. Pagoulatos. 2012. “A Hedonic Price Analysis of Corn and Soybean Herbicides.” Food Economics 9(1-2): 117-128

Vassalos, M. C.R. Dillon, D. Freshwater and P. Karanikolas. 2010. “Modeling Multifunctionality of Agriculture at a Farm-Level: The Case of Kerkini District, Northern Greece.” Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce 4(3-4): 59-64.

Professional society activity:
European Association of Agricultural Economics
Southern Agricultural Economics Association
Athens Institute for Education and Research