Anastasia Thayer

Assistant Professor
Agribusiness Program
Agricultural Sciences Department

Office: 237 McAdams Hall
Phone: 864-565-4079


 Educational Background

PhD Agricultural Economics
Texas A&M University 2018

M.S. Resource Economics
University of Alaska Fairbanks 2015

B.A. Economics, Environmental Studies
Wellesley College 2012

 Courses Taught

AGRB 4080 Quantitative Agribusiness Analysis II
AGRB 4090 Commodity Futures Markets


Dr. Thayer an agricultural economist with an interest in natural resource, environmental, and rural economics. She uses econometrics, mathematical programming, and simulation to answer research questions climate change impacts and adaptation, water use and management, drought, and livestock economics.


Thayer, A.W., A. Vargas, A.A. Castellanos, C.W. Lafon, B.A. McCarl, D.L. Roelke, K.O. Winemiller, T.E. Lacher. 2020. "Integrating Agriculture and Ecosystems to Find Suitable Adaptations to Climate Change." Climate. doi: 10.3390/cli8010010

Benavidez, J.R., A.W. Thayer, D.P. Anderson. 2019. ``Poo power: revisiting biogas generation on dairy farms in Texas''. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Killon, A.K., K. Sterle, E. Bondank, J.Drabik, A.Bera, S. Alian, K. Goodrich, M. Hale, R.A. Myer, Q. Phung, A.M. Shew, A.W. Thayer. 2018. ``Preparing the next generation of sustainability scientists''. Ecology and Society.

Fei, C.J., B.A.McCarl, A.W.Thayer. 2017. ``Estimating the impacts of climate change and potential adaptation strategies for cereal grains in the United States''. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

McCarl, B.A., A.W.Thayer, J.P.H. Jones. 2016. ``The challenge of climate change adaptation in agriculture: an economically oriented review''. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.