University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Applied Economics

William Lazarus

William LazarusProfessor
Extension Economist

Phone: 612-625-8150

249a Ruttan Hall
1994 Buford Avenue
St Paul, MN 55108

Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1981.

Farm business and financial management

Bill Lazarus joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1988. He is author of numerous extension publications, journal articles, staff papers, book chapters, computer decision aids, and abstracts. He has received awards for excellence in extension programming from the American Agricultural Economics Association and the Minnesota Association of Extension Educators, and received the Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award from the American Agricultural Economics Association.

His research interests and extension programs include crop and livestock production economics, farm machinery economics, biomass energy economics, agricultural impacts on water and air quality, and economic impact analysis. He also teaches ApEc 4501, Financial Modeling.

A native of Pennsylvania, Bill received his BS and MS degrees from the Pennsylvania State University, and his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1981. He was a member of the faculty at Cornell University from 1981 to 1988.

Past work has appeared in journals including American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Review of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Systems, Biomass and Bioenergy, Energy Policy, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, Journal of Animal Science, Journal of Dairy Science, Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Journal of Forestry, Agribusiness, Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, and Swine Health and Production.



Minnesota Land Economics

Areas of Expertise

Crop Production

Energy Resources

Farm Management

Economic Impact Analysis

Livestock & Poultry Production

Machinery Economics

Minnesota Economy

Sustainable Agriculture