Ani L. Katchova
Department of Agricultural Economics
University of Kentucky
320 Barnhart Building
Lexington, KY 40546-0276
E-mail: akatchova @ uky.edu
Ani Katchova is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky. Her research areas are industrial organization, agricultural finance, agribusiness management and marketing, and applied econometrics. Her research has been published in leading journals such as the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Finance Review, and Agribusiness and has been funded by over $2 million in grants. She teaches an undergraduate course in agricultural financial management and a graduate course in applied econometrics. She has served as an associate editor for the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, an editorial board member for Agribusiness: An International Journal, a chair of the AAEA Economic Statistics and Information Resources Committee, and a chair of the Agricultural Finance Regional Committee. She has served as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow and a Visiting Scholar at the Economic Research Service at USDA and a Fulbright Specialist Scholar at BOKU university in Austria. She has been awarded the honorary title of Kentucky Colonel. Dr. Katchova holds a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and was a faculty member at the University of Illinois prior to joining the University of Kentucky.
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Areas of Interest
Industrial Organization, Agricultural Finance, Agribusiness Management and Marketing, Applied Econometrics
AEC441 Agricultural Financial Management
AEC724 Applied Econometrics
Selected Presentations and Publications
"Understanding American Agriculture: Challenges for the Agricultural Resource Management Survey." A.L. Katchova, panel member. National Research Council, National Academies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2007. website
Katchova, A.L. "Agricultural Contracting and Competition." book chapter in the Ethics and Economics of Agrifood Competition, Harvey S. James, ed. Springer, pp.177-192, 2013.
Katchova, A.L., and T.A. Woods. "Sourcing and Marketing Local Foods." book chapter in the Ethics and Economics of Agrifood Competition, Harvey S. James, ed. Springer, pp. 227-242, 2013.
Katchova, A.L., and S.J. Enlow. "Financial Performance of Publicly-Traded Agribusinesses." Agricultural Finance Review 73(2013):58-73.
Williamson, J.M., and A.L. Katchova. "Tax-Exempt Bond Financing for Beginning and Low-Equity Farmers: The Case for Aggie Bonds." Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 44(2013).
Ahrendsen, B., and A.L. Katchova. "Underlying Financial Assumptions for ARMS." Agricultural Finance Review 72(2012):262-272. (senior authorship is shared)
Kropp, J., and A.L. Katchova. "The Effect of Direct Payments on Liquidity and Repayment Capacity for Beginning Farmers." Agricultural Finance Review 71(2011):347-365.
Jette-Nantel, S., D. Freshwater, M. Beaulieu, A.L. Katchova. "Farm Income Variability and Off-Farm Diversification in Canadian Agriculture." Agricultural Finance Review 71(2011):329-346.
Collier, B., A.L. Katchova, and J. Skees. "Loan Portfolio Performance and El Nino, an Intervention Analysis." Agricultural Finance Review 71(2011):98-119.
Katchova, A.L. "Agricultural Contracts and Alternative Marketing Options: A Matching Analysis." Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 42(2010):1-6. pdf
Katchova, A.L. "Agricultural Cooperatives and Contract Price Competitiveness." Journal of Cooperatives 24(2010):2-12. pdf
Paulson, N.D., A.L. Katchova, and S.H. Lence. "An Empirical Analysis of the Determinants of Marketing Contract Structures for Corn and Soybeans." Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization 8(2010), 4:1-23.
Zhao, J., P.J. Barry, and A.L. Katchova. "Signaling Credit Risk in Agriculture: Implications for Capital Structure Analysis." Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 40(2008):805-820. pdf
Katchova, A.L. "A Comparison of the Economic Well-Being of Farm and Nonfarm Households." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 90(2008):733-747. pdf
Katchova, A.L., M.J. Miranda, and C. Gonzalez-Vega. "A Dynamic Model of Individual and Group Lending in Developing Countries." Agricultural Finance Review 66(2006):251-267.
Katchova, A.L., and P.J. Barry. "Credit Risk Models and Agricultural Lending." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 87(2005):194-205. pdf
Katchova, A.L. "The Farm Diversification Discount." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 87(2005):984-994. pdf
Katchova, A.L., I.M. Sheldon, and M.J. Miranda. "A Dynamic Model of Oligopsony and Oligopoly in the Potato Processing Industry." Agribusiness: An International Journal 21(2005):409-428. pdf
Katchova, A.L., and M.J. Miranda. "Two-Step Econometric Estimation of Farm Characteristics Affecting Marketing Contracts Decisions." American Journal of Agricultural Economics 86(2004):88-102. pdf
Selected Honors, Professional Service and Membership
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, Economic Research Service, USDA, 2012-2013.
Kentucky Colonel, honorary title given by Kentucky Governor, 2012.
Fulbright Specialist, BOKU University, Austria, 2012.
Editorial Board, Agribusiness: An International Journal, 2012-2016.
Associate Editor, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2008-2011.
Member and Past Chair, NC-1177 Agricultural and Rural Finance Markets in Transition, 2001-present.
Chair, AAEA Economic Statistics and Information Resources Committee, 2010-2013.
Chair, SAEA Outstanding Teaching of a Course Award Committee, 2010-2013.
Topic Leader, AAEA Selected Papers and Posters for the Agricultural Finance and Farm Management Section, 2010-2011.
Coordinator, SAEA Selected Papers for the Agribusiness Finance Section, 2011.
Advisory Board, Quantitative Initiative for Policy and Social Research, University of Kentucky, 2011-present.