Keith Coble

Keith Coble

Department Head

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  • Office: 320-B Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Bldg., West Wing
  • Address: Box 5187, Mississippi State, MS 39762
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  • Ph.D., Texas A&M, 1993
  • M.S., University of Missouri, 1984
  • B.S., University of Missouri, 1981

Research Interests
  • Risk Management
  • Food and Agricultural Policy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Insurance
  • Climate
  • Experimental Economics

A W.L. Giles Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics, Keith Coble holds teaching, research, and extension appointments. His work focuses on risk management, agricultural and food policy, renewable energy, climate, insurance, and experimental economics. Coble has analyzed how farmers can use risk management tools such as futures contracts, crop insurance, and federal commodity programs. Work in renewable energy focuses on the federal policy for renewable energy and economic feasibility of renewable energy. He has testified before Congressional Committees and has co-authored over fifty reports for government agencies. His insurance analysis and studies have modified several billion dollars of U.S. crop insurance premiums per year. Coble currently serves on the Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics' Blue Ribbon Panel of Experts who provide guidance about matters of significance to policy makers.

Recent Publications

  • Krah, K., D.R. Petrolia, A. Williams, K.H. Coble, A. Harri, R. Rejesus. 2018. Producer preferences for contracts on a risky bioenergy crop. Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy 40(2):240-258. Download

  • Coble, K.H., L. Chalise, B.J. Barnett, J.C. Miller. 2017. Developing area-triggered whole-farm revenue insurance. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 42:27-44. Download

  • Maestro, T., B.J. Barnett, K.H. Coble, A. Garrido, M. Bielza. 2016. Drought index insurance for the Central Valley project in California. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 38:521-545. Download

  • Petrolia, D.R. J. Hwang, C.E. Landry, and K.H. Coble. 2015. Wind insurance and mitigation in the Coastal Zone. Land Economics 91(2): 272-95. Download

  • Annan, F., J. Tack, A. Harri, K.H. Coble. 2014. Spatial pattern of yield distributions: Implications for crop insurance. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 96:253-268. Download