David's areas of interest are value of information and
agricultural research and productivity. His work on information
economics relates to precision agriculture, crop germplasm,
machinery utilization, productivity growth, and crop pest
I worked on a USDA extension service grant entitled "Innovation
and Dynamic Efficiency in Agricultural Biotechnology" that resulted
in a new patent database. In 2002, I was a senior Fulbright Scholar
at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. I was also a PI on
Rockefeller Foundation projects on the impacts of genetically
modified crops in South Africa from 2000 to 2008.
Ph.D. Economics, Michigan State University (MSU), 1992
M.A. Economics, MSU, 1990
B.S. Industrial Management, Purdue University, 1981, Honors in
Chair ERS Reference Center Advisory Committee (2010-present)
ERS Statistical Econometric Software License
AAEA Communications & Publications Committee (2007-10)
Editorial Advisory Board, 2006, Agricultural Economics
National Science Foundation's Global Change and Society (tiger)
team on the human dimensions of climate change research
Fuglie, Keith O., Paul Heisey, John L. King, D.
Schimmelpfennig. 2012. "Private Industry Investing Heavily,
and Globally, in Research To Improve Agricultural
Productivity,"Amber Waves, March.
Robert Ebel and Schimmelpfennig, D. 2011. "The Information
Age and Adoption of Precision Agriculture,"Amber Waves
Schimmelpfennig, D. and Robert Ebel. 2011. "On the Doorstep
of the Information Age: Recent Adoption of Precision
Agriculture," Economic Information Bulletin, EIB-80, August,
Schimmelpfennig, D. and Paul Heisey, 2009, "The Evolving
Public Agricultural Research Portfolio" Amber Waves (finding),
Vol.7, Issue 1, p.7.
Schimmelpfennig, D. and Paul Heisey, 2009, U.S. Public
Agricultural Research: Changes in Funding Sources and Shifts
in Emphasis, 1980-2005, Economic
Information Bulletin, EIB-45, March, 34 pp.
Day-Rubinstein, Kelly, Paul Heisey and D.
Schimmelpfennig, 2007, "Sources of Public Agricultural R&D
Changing," Amber Waves (finding), Vol. 5, Issue 3,
Roberts, Michael, D. Schimmelpfennig, Elizabeth Ashley, Michael
Livingston with contributions by Mark Ash and Utpal Vasavada, 2006,
The Value of Plant Disease Early-Warning Systems: A Case Study of
USDA's Soybean Rust Coordinated Framework, Economic Research
Report, ERR-18, April, 38 pp.
Roberts, Michael and D. Schimmelpfennig, 2006, "How Public
Information Creates Value: A Case Study of USDA's Soybean Rust
Coordinated Framework," Amber Waves, Vol. 4, Issue 2, April, pp.
J. Piesse, D. Schimmelpfennig, Colin Thirtle. 2010. "An Error
Correction Model of Induced Innovation in UK Agriculture," Applied
Economics 14 December.
Keith Fuglie and D. Schimmelpfennig (guest editors). 2010.
"Introduction to the Special Issue on Agricultural Productivity
Growth: A closer look at large, developing countries,"Journal of
Productivity Analysis, 33(3):169-172 (June)
Roberts, M.J., D. Schimmelpfennig, M.J. Livingston, and E.
Ashley. 2009. "Estimating the Value of an Early-Warning System,"
Review of Agricultural Economics, 31, no. 2 (Summer): 303-329.
Thirtle, Colin, Jenifer Piesse and D. Schimmelpfennig, 2008,
"Modelling the Length and Shape of the R&D Lag: An Application
to UK Agricultural Productivity,"Agricultural Economics 39(1):
Gouse, Marnus, Carl Pray, D. Schimmelpfennig and Johann Kirsten,
2006, "Three Seasons of Subsistence Bt Maize in South Africa: Have
Small-holders Benefited?" AgbioForum 9(1). http://www.agbioforum.org/v9n1/v9n1a02-gouse.htm
Schimmelpfennig, D., Christopher J. O'Donnell and George
Norton, 2006, "Efficiency Effects of Agricultural Economics
Research," Agricultural Economics 34(3): 273-80.
Fuglie, Keith and D. Schimmelpfennig, editors, 2000,
Public-Private Collaboration in Agricultural Research: New
Institutional Arrangements and Economic Implications,
Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa.