Keith Coble

Keith Coble

Department Head

Phone: (662) 325-6670


Address: Box 5187, Mississippi State, MS 39762


Office: 320-B Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Bldg., West Wing


Bio:

Dr. Keith Coble is a Giles Distinguished Professor and Head of the Agricultural Economic Department at Mississippi State University where he focuses on agricultural policy, insurance, and agricultural data analytics. Within his profession, Coble is the President-elect of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). Coble has published 90 scientific research journal articles, over 60 reports for government agencies, and 160 scientific conference papers. Over his academic career, Coble has received over $9.8 million in grants and contracts.

Coble served as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics from 2008-2011. Coble also received the Bruce Gardner Award from the U.S. Department of Agricultural Economists Group for his contribution to USDA policy analysis and he received a Southeastern Conference's Faculty Achievement Award for achievement in research, scholarship and service. Coble has testified before Congressional Committees on three occasions regarding agricultural policy and served as the Chief Economist for the Minority Staff of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee during the 2013-2014 farm bill debate. He served as the Chair of the 'Big Ag Data' committee for the Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Ag Data Coalition a non-profit to help farmers control and manage their agricultural data.

Research:

  • Risk Management
  • Food and Agricultural Policy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Insurance
  • Climate
  • Experimental Economics
  • Society Membership:

  • American Agricultural Economics Association
  • American Economics Association
  • Southern Agricultural Economics Association
  • Western Agricultural Economics Association
  • American Risk and Insurance Association
  • Awards:

  • USDA Economists Group Bruce Gardner Award
  • William L. Giles Distinguished Professor
  • Southern Agricultural Economics Association Advisor to Outstanding Master's Thesis Recipient
  • Mississippi State, Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Research Award
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honorary
  • 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
    • Pendell, D. L., J. L. Lusk, T. L. Marsh, K. H. Coble, S. C. Szmania. 2016. Economic assessment of zoonotic diseases: An illustrative study of rift valley fever in the United States. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 63(2):203-214. Download
    • Pendell, D. L., T. L. Marsh, K. H. Coble, J. L. Lusk, S. C. Szmania. 2015. Economic Assessment of FMDv releases from the National Bio and Agro Defense facility. PLoS ONE 10(6):e0129134: 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
    • Rejesus, R. M., K. H. Coble, M. F. Miller, R. Boyles, B. K. Goodwin, T. O. Knight. 2015. 2015. Accounting for weather probabilities in crop insurance rating. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 40(2):306-324.
    • 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
    • Barnett, B.J., K.H. Coble, J.M. Riley. 2014. Analyzing Mississippi soybean producers' farm bill alternatives. Ag Policy Brief #2014-05, Department of Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University. Download
    • Coble, K.H., G. Barnaby, R. Jones. 2014. Crop insurance in the Agricultural Act of 2014. Choices 29(2). Download
    • Collart, A.J., K. Coble. 2014. Highlights of the Agricultural Act of 2014 for specialty crops. Choices 29(2):1-4. Download
    • Lusk, J.L., T.L. Marsh, K.H. Coble, S. Szmania. 2014. Economic assessment of zoonotic diseases: An illustrative study of rift valley fever in the United States. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases Download
    • Borman, J., B.K. Goodwin, K.H. Coble, T.O. Knight, and R. Rejesus. Accounting for short samples and heterogenous experience in rating crop insurance. Agricultural Finance Review 73:88-101. 74-87. Download
    • Coble, K.H., and B.J. Barnett. 2013. Why do we subsidize crop insurance? American Journal of Agricultural Economics 95:498-504. Download
    • Coble, K.H., T.O. Knight, M.F. Miller, B.K. Goodwin, R. Rejesus, and R. Boyles. 2013. Estimating structural change in U.S. crop insurance experience. Agricultural Finance Review 73:74-87. Download
    • Falconer, L., J.M. Riley, B. Williams. 2013. Custom rates for farm and ranch services in Mississippi. Mississippi State University Extension Publication 2776. Download
    • Miller, J.C., K.H. Coble, J.L. Lusk. 2013. Evaluating top faculty researchers and the incentives that motivate them. Scientometrics 97(3):519-533. Download
    • Mutac, M., R. Rejesus, K.H. Coble, P.D. Mitchell, T.O. Knight. 2013. U.S. agricultural producer perceptions of climate change. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 45:701-718. Download
    • Petrolia, D.R., C.E. Landry, K.H. Coble. 2013. Risk preferences, risk perceptions, and flood insurance. Land Economics 89(2): 227-45. Download
    • Barnett, B.J., and K.H. Coble. 2012. Understanding regional differences in farm policy preferences. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94:528-534. Download
    • Dismukes, R., C. Arriola, K.H. Coble, and D. Ubilava. 2012. Switching the payment trigger for an area-based revenue program could increase participation. AmberWaves, Economics Research Service. Download
    • Dismukes, R., D. Ubilava, and K.H. Coble. 2012. Correlations of farm-level revenue and county-level revenue for corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, grain sorghum and rice. USDA ERS Staff Analysis #12-190.
    • Mitchell, P.D., R. Rejesus, K.H. Coble, and T.O. Knight. 2012. Analyzing farmer participation intentions and county enrollment rates for the average crop revenue election program. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 34(4):615-636. Download
    • Tack, J.B., A. Harri, and K.H. Coble. 2012. More than mean effects: Modeling the effect of climate on the higher order moments of crop yields. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 94(5):1037-1054. Download
    • Coble, K.H. 2011. Analysis of proposed systematic risk reduction (SRRP) program. U.S. Department of Agriculture, ERS Staff Analysis #12-040.
    • Coble, K.H. 2011. Analysis of the proposed aggregate risk and revenue management (ARRM) program. U.S. Department of Agriculture, ERS Staff Analysis #12-031.
    • Coble, K.H., M.F. Miller, R. Rejesus, B.K. Goodwin, R. Boyles, and T.O. Knight. 2011. Methodology analysis for weighting of historical experience. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency. Download
    • Coble, K.H., Z. Yang, and D. Hudson. 2011. Using experimental economics to evaluate alternative subjective elicitation procedures. Applied Economics 43:1729-1736. Download
    • Dismukes, R., C. Arriola, and K.H. Coble. 2011. ACRE program payments and risk reduction: An analysis based on simulations of crop revenue variability. U.S. Department of Agriculture, ERR-101. Download
    • Dismukes, R., K.H. Coble, D. Ubilava, J. Cooper, and C. Arriola. 2011. Alternatives to a state-based ACRE program: Expected payments under a National Crop District, or County Base. U.S. Department of Agriculture, ERR-126. Download
    • Harri, A., and K.H. Coble. 2011. Normality testing: Two new tests using L-Moments. Journal of Applied Statistics 38(7):1369-1379. Download
    • Harri, A., K.H. Coble, A.P. Ker, and B.K. Goodwin. 2011. Relaxing heteroscedasticity assumptions in area-yield crop insurance rating. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 93(3):703-713. Download
    • Liang, Y., J.C. Miller, A. Harri, and K.H. Coble. 2011. Crop supply response under risk: Impacts of emerging issues on Southeastern U.S. agriculture. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 43(2):181-194. Download
    • Linton, J.A., J.C. Miller, R.D. Little, D.R. Petrolia, and K.H. Coble. 2011. Economic feasibility of producing sweet sorghum as an ethanol feedstock in the Southeastern United States. Biomass and Bioenergy 35:3050-3057. Download
    • Miller, J.C., and K.H. Coble. 2011. Incentives matter: Assessing biofuel policies in the South. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 43 (3):413-421. Download
    • Ubilava, D., B.J. Barnett, K.H. Coble, and A. Harri. 2011. The SURE program and its interaction with other federal farm programs. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 36(3):630-648. Download
    • Weirich, J.W., D.R. Shaw, K.H. Coble, M.D. Owen, P.M. Dixon, S.C. Weller, B.G. Young, R.G. Wilson, and D.L. Jordan. 2011. Benchmark study on glyphosate-resistant cropping systems in the United States. Part 6: Timeliness of economic decision-making in implementing weed resistance management strategies. Pest Management Science 67(7):785-789. Download
    • Anderson, J.D., K.H. Coble. 2010. Impact of renewable fuels standard ethanol mandates on the corn market. Agribusiness 26(1):49-63. Download
    • Coble, K.H., J.L. Lusk. 2010. At the nexus of risk and time preferences: An experimental investigation. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 41(1):67-79. Download
    • Knight, T.O., K.H. Coble, B.K. Goodwin, R.M. Rejesus, S. Seo. 2010. Developing variable unit-structure premium rate differentials in crop insurance. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 92(1):141-151. Download
    • Rejesus, R.M., K.H. Coble, B.K. Goodwin, T.O. Knight. 2010. Evaluation of the reference yield calculation method in crop insurance. Agricultural Finance Review 70(3):427-445. Download
    • Anderson, J.D., A. Harri, and K.H. Coble. 2009. Techniques for multivariate simulation from mixed marginal distributions with application to whole farm revenue simulation. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 34(1):53-67. Download
    • Barnett, B.J., and K.H. Coble. 2009. Are our agricultural risk management tools adequate for a new era?. Choices 24(1):36-39. Download
    • Harri, A., C. Erdem, K.H. Coble, and T.O. Knight. 2009. Crop yield distributions: A reconciliation of previous research and statistical tests for normality. Review of Agricultural Economics 31(1):163-182. Download
    • Harri, A., J.M. Riley, J.D. Anderson, and K.H. Coble. 2009. Managing economic risk in value-based marketing of fed cattle. Agricultural Economics 40(3):295-306. Download
    • Yang, Z., K.H. Coble, and M.D. Hudson. 2009. The role of individual personality type in subjective risk elicitation outcomes. Journal of Risk Research 12(2):209-222. Download
    • Coble, K.H., and B.J. Barnett. 2008. Implications of integrated commodity programs and crop insurance. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 40(2):431-442. Download
    • Coble, K.H., and R. Dismukes. 2008. Distributional and risk reduction effects of commodity revenue program design. Review of Agricultural Economics 30(3):543-553. Download
    • Coble, K.H., J.C. Miller, and M.D. Hudson. 2008. Decoupled farm payments and expectations for base updating. Review of Agricultural Economics 30(1):27-42. Download
    • Hanson, T.R., S. Shaik, K.H. Coble, S.E. Edwards, and J.C. Miller. 2008. Identifying risk factors affecting weather- and disease-related losses in the U.S. farm-raised catfish industry. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 37(1):27-40. Download
    • Miller, J.C., and K.H. Coble. 2008. An international comparison of the effects of government agricultural support on food budget shares. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 40(2):551-558. Download
    • Rejesus, R., T.O. Knight, M. Jaramillo, K.H. Coble, G.F. Patrick, and A.E. Baquet. 2008. Preference for risk management information sources: Implications for extension and outreach programming. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 37(1):106-116. Download
    • Shaik, S., K.H. Coble, M.D. Hudson, T.R. Hanson, and S.H. Sempier. 2008. Willingness to pay for a potential insurance policy: Case study of trout aquaculture. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 37(1):41-50. Download
    • Shaik, S., K.H. Coble, T.O. Knight, A.E. Baquet, and G.F. Patrick. 2008. Crop revenue and yield insurance demand: A subjective probability approach. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 40(3):757-766. Download