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Todd H. Kuethe
Curriculum Vita

Clinical Assistant Professor
TIAA-CREF Center for Farmland Values
406C Mumford Hall
1301 W. Gregory
Urbana, Illinois 61801

Voice: (217) 244-2517
tkuethe@illinois.edu

Website: http://www.farmdoc.illinois.edu/kuethe

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Clinical Assistant Professor, Land Economics
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2013-
Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
TIAA-CREF Center for Farmland Research

Economist
Economic Research Service, United State Department of Agriculture, 2009-2013

Instructor (Part-time)
Purdue University, College of Technology, 2008

Graduate Assistant
Purdue University, Department of Agricultural Economics, 2005-2009
Southern Illinois University, Department of Agribusiness Economics, 2003-2005

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, 2009
M.S. Agribusiness Economics, Southern Illinois University, 2005
B.S. Economics, John Cook School of Business, Saint Louis University, 2003

HONORS AND AWARDS

Lincoln Scholar, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2014

Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program Award, group category, Agricultural and Applied Eco-
nomics Association, 2014

Outstanding Choices Article Award, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 2012

Omicron Delta Epsilon (The International Honor Society for Economics)

Alpha Zeta (Agricultural Honor Society)

Finalist - Graduate Student Paper Competition, North American Regional Science Council, 2008,
with Valerien Pede

Runner Up - Snyder Graduate Student Poster Competition, Department of Agricultural Economics,
Purdue University, 2008, with Do-Yeun Park

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles (*Lead author)

24. Borchers, Allison*, Jennifer I t*, and Todd H. Kuethe* “Linking the Price of Agricultural
Land to Use Values and Amenities" American Journal of Agricultural Economics (forthcoming).

23. Delbecq, Benoit,* Todd H. Kuethe, and Allison Borchers. “Identifying the Extent of the
Urban-Fringe and its Impact on Agricultural Land Values" Land Economics (forthcoming).

22. I t, Jennifer*, Shang Wu, and Todd H. Kuethe “The Impact of Pasture Insurance on Farmland
Values" Agricultural and Resource Economics Review (forthcoming).

21. Kuethe, Todd H.,* Todd Hubbs, and Mitchell J. Morehart. “Farmland Returns and Economic
Conditions: A FAVAR Approach" Empirical Economics (forthcoming).

20. I t, Jennifer*, Todd H. Kuethe, and Mitch Morehart. (2013) “The Role of Federal Crop
Insurance in Farm Debt Use" Choices 28 (3).

19. Kuethe, Todd H.,* Nicholas Walsh, and Jennifer I t. (2013) “Farmland vs. Alternative Invest-
ments Before and After the 2008 Financial Crisis" Journal of American Society of Farm Managers
Rural Appraisers 76 (1): 120-131.

18. Dillard, John*, Todd H. Kuethe, Craig Dobbins, Michael Boehlje, and Raymond Florax. (2013)
“The Impacts of the Tax-Deferred Exchange Provision on Farm Real Estate Values" Land Eco-
nomics 89 (3): 479-489.

17. Kuethe, Todd H.* and Jennifer I t. (2013) “The Information Content of Farmland Value
Surveys" Agricultural Finance Review 73 (1): 45-57 [Proceedings of the Agricultural Finance and
Managment Section, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association].

16. Lewis, Daniel*, Todd H. Kuethe, Mark Manfredo, and Dwight R. Sanders. (2012) “Uncovering
Dominant-Satellite Relationships in the U.S. Soybean Basis: Temporal Causation and Spatial
Dependence" Journal of Agribusiness 30 (1): 1-15.

15. Kuethe, Todd H.* and Mitchell J. Morehart (2012) “The Agricultural Resource Management
Survey: An Information System for Production Agriculture" Agricultural Finance Review 72 (2):
191-200 [Invited Contribution].

14. Kuethe, Todd H.* and Roman Keeney (2012) “Environmental Externalities and Residential
Property Values: Externalized Costs along the House Price Distribution" Land Economics 88
(2): 241-250.

13. Kuethe, Todd H. (2012) “Spatial Fragmentation and the Value of Residential Housing" Land
Economics 88(1): 16-27.

12. Kuethe, Todd H.* and Mitchell J. Morehart. (2012) “The Pro t Impacts of Risk Management
Tool Adoption" Agricultural Finance Review 72 (1): 104-116.

11. Kuethe, Todd H.* and Allison Borchers (2012) “Farmland Assessment Through Multiple Re-
gression Analysis" Journal of Extension 50 (3).

10. Burnett, Perry,* Todd H. Kuethe, and Curtis Price. (2011) “Consumer Preference for Locally
Grown Produce: An Analysis of Willingness-to-Pay and Geographic Scale" Journal of Agriculture,
Food Systems, and Community Development 2 (1): 269-278.

9. Kuethe, Todd H.,* Jennifer I t, and Mitchell J. Morehart. (2011) "The Influence of Urban
Areas on Farmland Values" Choices 26 (2) -Winner of Outstanding Article Award.

8. Kuethe, Todd H.* and Valerien O. Pede. (2011) "Regional Housing Price Cycles: A Spatio-
Temporal Analysis Using US State Level Data" Regional Studies 45 (5): 563-574.

7. Kuethe, Todd H.* (2011) "Measuring Local Aggregate House Prices" International Real Estate
Review 14(1): 118-129.

6. Kuethe, Todd H.* and Mesbah Motamed (2010) "Returns to Stardom: Evidence from US
Major League Soccer" The Journal of Sports Economics 11(5): 567-579.

5. Zimmer, Timothy* and Todd H. Kuethe* (2009) "Testing for Bias and Manipulation in the
National Basketball Association Playo s" Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports 5 (3), Article
4.

4. Moon, Wanki,* Todd H. Kuethe, Steven E. Kraft, and J. Dixon Esseks (2009) "Registered
Voters' Preferences for the Multifunctionality of Agriculture in the U.S." Korean Journal of
Agricultural Management and Policy 36 (1): 1-34.

3. Zimmer, Timothy* and Todd H. Kuethe* (2008) "Major Conference Bias and the NCAA Men's
Basketball Tournament"Economics Bulletin 12 (17): 1-7.

2. Sanders, Dwight R.*, Wanki Moon, and Todd H. Kuethe (2007) "Consumer Willingness to
Pay for Fresh Pork Attributes" Journal of Agribusiness 25 (2): 163-179.

1. Quagrainie, Kwamena K.,* Todd H. Kuethe, and Carole R. Engle. (2007) "Arkansas Cat sh
Farmers and Marketing Contracts: Some Insights into Motivations" Aquaculture Economics and
Marketing 11 (1): 39-51.

Peer-Reviewed Reports (*Lead author)

5. Jennifer I t,* Cynthia Nickerson, Todd H. Kuethe, and Chengxia You (2012, November) 'Po-
tential Farm-Level E ects of Eliminating Direct Payments" Economics Information Bulletin No.
EIB-103, USDA Economic Research Service, Washington, DC.

4. Cynthia Nickerson,* Jennifer I t, Todd H. Kuethe, and Mitch Morehart (2012, September)
"Farmland Values on the Rise: 2000-2010" Amber Waves (Feature), USDA Economic Research
Service, Washington, DC.

3. Borchers, Allison* and Todd H. Kuethe (2012) "Chapter 3: Farm Real Estate Values and Cash
Rents" In Craig Osteen, Jessica Gottlieb, and Utpal Vasavada (eds.) Agricultural Resources and
Environmental Indicators 2012 No. EIB-98, USDA Economic Research Service, Washington, DC.

2. Nickerson, Cynthia,* Mitchell Morehart, Todd H. Kuethe, Jayson Beckman, Jennifer I t, and
Ryan Williams (2012) "Trends in US Farmland Values and Ownership" Economics Information
Bulletin No. EIB-92, USDA Economic Research Service, Washington, DC.

1. Kuethe, Todd H.,* Robert Williams, and Mitch Morehart (2010) "Low Levels of At-Risk Farm
Business Collateral Security and Debt" In Timothy Park (Ed) Agriculture Income and Finance
Outlook AIS-90, USDA Economic Research Service, Washington, DC.

farmdoc daily Posts

"Highlights of the 2012 Census of Agriculture: Number of Farms" May 9, 2014.

2014 Farm Bill: Updating Payment Yields" April 3, 2014.
(with Nick Paulson and Jonathan Coppess)

Impacts of Recent Changes in the Illinois Farmland Assessment Act" January 23, 2014
(with Bruce Sherrick)

"Mapping the Fate of the Farm Bill: A Closer Look at SNAP" January 10, 2014
(with Jonathan Coppess)

"IFES 2013: Farmland Markets: Current Issues, Future Implications" January 2, 2014
(with Bruce Sherrick)

"Federal Crop Insurance's Role in Production Loans" December 12, 2013
(with Jennifer Ifft and Kevin Patrick)

"Mapping the Fate of the Farm Bill" December 5, 2013
(with Jonathan Coppess)

"Debt Use by Farms with Crop Insurance" November 13, 2013
(with Jennifer Ifft and Kevin Patrick)

"Rental Agreements in the USA and in Illinois" January 24, 2013
(with Jennifer Ifft)

"Landlord Characteristics in the USA and in Illinois" January 25, 2013
(with Jennifer Ifft)

"Farmland Tenure in the USA and in Illinois" January 17, 2013
(with Jennifer Ifft)

Outreach Reports (*Lead author)

3. Sherrick, Bruce* and Todd H. Kuethe. (2014) "Impacts of Recent Changes in the Illinois
Farmland Assessment Act" 2014 Illinois Farmland Values and Lease Trends, Illinois Society of
Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers.

2. Ifft, Jennifer* and Todd H. Kuethe. (2011) "Why Are Outside Investors Suddenly Interested
in Farmland?" ARE Update 15(1): 9-11.

1. Kuethe, Todd H.,* Todd Hubbs,* Timothy G. Baker, and Bruce Erickson. (2009, March)
"Measuring Systematic Risk for Crop and Livestock Producers" Top Farmer Crop Workshop
Newsletter, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

TEACHING AND ADVISING

Instructor

Economic Geography (Undergraduate), Purdue University, Summer 2009
Course Rating (4.9/5) Instructor Rating (4.9/5)

Principles of Economics (Undergraduate), Purdue University, Fall 2008
Course Rating (4.2/5) Instructor Rating (4.9/5)

Teaching Assistant

Economic Geography (Undergraduate), Purdue University, Spring 2007
The Economics of Risk (PhD), Purdue University, Fall 2006, 2007
Top Farmer Crop Workshop (Extension), Purdue University, Summer 2006
Agribusiness Management (Undergraduate), Southern Illinois University, Spring 2005
Agricultural Price Analysis (Undergraduate), Southern Illinois University, Spring 2005

Advising

Economic Research Service - Intern Advisor
2013 Andrew Sokolchik, Purdue University
2012 Nicholas Walsh, George Washington University (with Jennifer Ifft and Sarah Low)
2010 Jeni er Ifft, University of California - Berkeley (with Mitch Morehart)

Presentations

Invited Presentations

2014 Oxford University, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford, UK (Scheduled)
Craigmore Research, London, UK (Scheduled)
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge MA

2013 University of Illinois, Dept. of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

2012 Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - "Farmland Leases: Tales, Types, and Trends"
North Central Regional Center for Rural Development Webinar Series
University of Illinois, Dept. of Agricultural and Consumer Economics

2011 Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - "Rising Farmland Values: Causes and Cautions"
19th Pacioli Workshop, Tallinn, Estonia

2009 C-FARE Intern Briefing "Transitioning from Graduate School to USDA"
Economic Research Service, USDA
University of Southern Indiana, Dept. of Economics and Marketing

Selected Presentations

2014 Allied Social Science Association/Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
SCC-76 Economics and Management of Risk in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

2013 NC-1177 Agricultural and Rural Finance Markets in Transition
SCC-76 Economics and Management of Risk in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

2012 NC-1177 Agricultural and Rural Finance Markets in Transition
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association
Economic Research Service Seminar Series
North American Regional Science Council

2011 NC-1177 Agricultural and Rural Finance Markets in Transition
NCCC-134 Conference: Applied Commodity Price Analysis...
Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association
Economic Research Service Seminar Series
Economic Research Service \Food for Thought" Series

2010 NC-1177 Agricultural and Rural Finance Markets in Transition
NCCC-134 Conference: Applied Commodity Price Analysis...
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

2009 American Economic Association
NCCC-134 Conference: Applied Commodity Price Analysis...
2nd Midwest Student Summit on Regional, Population, and Health Economics
3rd World Conference of the Spatial Econometric Association

2008 American Agricultural Economics Association
North American Regional Science Council
2nd World Conference of the Spatial Econometric Association
1st Midwest Student Summit on Regional, Population, and Health Economics
Missouri Valley Economics Association
Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences
Seventh Workshop on e-Business
9thACM Conference on Electronic Commerce

2005 American Agricultural Economics Association

Extension and Outreach

2014 47th Annual Top Farmer Crop Workshop, Purdue University
2013 "Farmland Markets: Current Issues, Future Implications" Illinois Farm Economics Summit
2009 42nd Annual Top Farmer Crop Workshop, Purdue University

Briefings

2013 "Federal Crop Insurance and Farm Debt Use"
Chief Economist, United States Department of Agriculture
2012 "Potential Farm-Level E ects of Eliminating Direct Payments"
 Office of the Secretary of Agriculture
 Chief Economist, United States Department of Agriculture
"Risk within the Commercial Farm Sector"
 Farm Credit Council Board

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

"Comparison of Agricultural Resource Management Survey and State Farm Management Associa-
tion Data," USDA/ERS Cooperative Agreement, Co-PI: Todd H. Kuethe (ERS) and Nick Paulson
(University of Illinois), $15,000 (2012-2013)

Graduate Student Travel Grant, Omicron Delta Epsilon, American Economic Association Annual
Meeting, $500 (2009)

SERVICE

Guest Editor, Agricultural Finance Review, Agricultural Fincance and Mangement Section Proceed-
ings, 2014

Nominating Committee, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 2013-2016

Topic Leader, Selected Presentations on Agricultural Finance and Farm Management, Agricultural
and Applied Economics Association, 2012-2014

Agribusiness Finance and Management Section, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
2014 - Chair
2013 - Chair-Elect

NC-1177 Agricultural and Rural Finance Markets in Transition, Executive Committee 2012-2014

Expert Panelist, Farm Service Agency CRP Rental Rate Review Committee, July 2010

Regional, Population, and Health Economics Graduate Student Summit
2009 - Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Organizing committee
2008 - West Lafayette, Indiana Founder/Organizer

Book Review - Kuethe, Todd H. (2009) Review of "Snipers, Shills, & Sharks: eBay and Human
Behavior" by Ken Steiglitz. Journal of Economics (MVEA) XXXV (1).

Reviewer: Land Economics, Energy Economics, Choices, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Eco-
nomics, Agricultural Finance Review, Agricultural Economics, Regional Studies, The Journal of
Forecasting, The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, International Food and Agribusi-
ness Management Review, Urban Studies, Built Environment, Journal of Sports Economics, Journal
of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, Interfaces
AAEA Conference Abstracts, ERS Research Grants

Member: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, Agribusiness Finance and Management
Section, NC-1177 Agricultural and Rural Finance Markets in Transition

 

 

 

     
   
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