TEXAS AGRIBUSINESS MARKET RESEARCH CENTER

TAMRC Mission
The Texas Agribusiness Market Research Center is dedicated to providing high quality, objective, and timely market research to support strategic agribusiness decision-making at all levels along the supply chain from producers to processors, wholesalers, retailers, and consumers.


Meet Our Associates
Dr. Gary W. Williams is Coordinator of the Texas Agribusiness Market Research Center (TAMRC) and Professor of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. His teaching and research expertise include international agricultural trade, agricultural policy, and marketing and price analysis. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University and a B.S. in Economics from Brigham Young University. Before coming to TAMU in 1988, he a professor at Iowa State University, Senior Economist at Chase Econometrics, agricultural economist for U.S.D.A., and Special Assistant to the U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Agriculture for International Affairs and Commodity Programs. Dr. Williams speaks fluent Spanish and has lived and worked in Latin America throughout his career. In 1991, Dr. Williams was named by then Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Rick Perry as a member of his Select Committee on the U.S.-Mexico Free Trade Agreement. In 1998, Dr. Williams and TAMRC received the TAMUS Vice Chancellor's Award in Excellence for Team Research.

Dr. Oral Caps, Jr. is a Professor and holder of the Southwest Dairy Marketing Endowed Chair in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. Dr. Capps received a B.S. in Mathematics, M.S. in Statistics, M.S. in Agricultural Economics, and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, all from Virginia Tech. Dr. Capps is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in demand analysis. His applied research emphasis includes analyses of expenditure patterns of prepared foods and foods eaten away from home; health and nutrition issues; uses of scanner-derived information for managerial decision-making in food retailing; unilateral price effects of mergers and acquisitions; and regional, national, and international markets for the agricultural, agribusiness, and financial sectors. Dr. Capps is a survivor of the San Francisco earthquake on October 17, 1989 and the New York City World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001.

Dr. Stephen W. Fuller is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics. He has a B.S. and M.S. in Agricultural Economics and a Ph.D. in Economics all from Kansas State University. His research expertise is transportation issues related to marketing and international trade. Dr. Fuller teaches undergraduate courses in price analysis and futures & options.

Dr. Eluned Jones is an Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Agribusiness (MAB) program in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. She holds Honors BS (Univ. of Bath, UK) and MS (N.C. State Univ.) degrees in horticultural crop production and a PhD in Agricultural Economics (Texas A&M Univ.). She was Assistant Head of Materials Evaluation for the International Textile Research Institute, Lubbock, Texas, and a Marketing Engineer for Texas Instruments between her MS and PhD degrees, and Director of Livestock Research for Drexel, Burnham, Lambert, Inc., in Chicago before joining the Virginia Tech faculty. She is a 1992 Fellow of the Kellogg-funded Leadership Development Program at the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy in Washington, D.C. and a co-recipient of awards for excellence in extension programs and publications from the Southern Agricultural Economics Association and the American Society of Agronomy.

Dr. H. Alan Love is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. He received his B.S. from the University of Kentucky, M.S. from the University of Minnesota, and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. His research program is concerned with measuring the effects of market concentration in domestic and international agricultural markets on producers and consumers. He has teaching responsibilities in information economics and agricultural marketing.

Dr. John P. Nichols is Professor and Interim Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. His research and teaching program includes agricultural and food product marketing and policy. Dr. Nichols' teaching responsibilities include courses in agricultural and food marketing and policy. He also teaches marketing management and planning and serves as advisor to the undergraduate NAMA marketing team.

Dr. Victoria Salin is an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics with teaching and research responsibilities in agribusiness management and finance. Her research specialty is in applications of real options theory to agribusiness investments, currently analyzing food safety risks and risk-shifting contracts. Other current and recent projects include analysis of the market for U.S. rice in Mexico, financing infrastructure for trade in frozen foods to Southeast Asia, and a case study of the market for Electronic Data Interchange systems among fresh produce companies, and an investigation of contracting in poultry production.

Dr. George Davis is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Clemson University, and Ph.D. in Economics, with a minor in Statistics from North Carolina State University. His research expertise is in demand analysis, marketing, and econometric modeling. He teaches the Ph.D. level econometrics and demand classes.

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