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The University of Tennessee | Institute of Agriculture

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

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Dr. T. Edward Yu
Associate Professor

Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

The University of Tennessee
314A Morgan Hall
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-4518
Phone: (865) 974-7411
Fax: (865) 974-9492


Research Interests

  • Agricultural transportation and logistics
  • Transportation, trade and the environment
  • Economics of greenhouse gases mitigation


  • Ph.D., Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, 2005
  • M.S., Economics, Iowa State University, 1998
  • B.A., Transportation Management, National Taiwan Ocean University, 1993

Selected Papers in Refereed Journals

(asterisk indicates previous students under my supervision)

  • Tong*, T., T.E. Yu, K.L. Jensen, D. de la Torry Ugarte, and S. Cho. 2016. “Impact of Public Infrastructure on Output of U.S. Food Manufacturing Industries: A Heterogeneous Dynamic Panel Approach.” Agribusiness: an International Journal, in press. DOI: 10.1002/agr.21455.
  • Zhong*, J., T.E. Yu, J.A. Larson, B.C. English, J.S. Fu, and J. Calcagno III. 2016. “Analysis of Environmental and Economic Tradeoffs in Switchgrass Supply Chains for Biofuel Production.” Energy, 107:791-803.
  • Yu, T.E., B.C. English, L. He, J.A. Larson, J. Calcagno, J.S. Fu, and B. Wilson. 2016. “Analyzing Economic and Environmental Performance of Switchgrass Biofuel Supply Chains.” BioEnergy Research, 9:566-577.
  • Chugh*, S., T.E. Yu, S. Jackson, B.C. English, J.A. Larson, and S. Cho. 2016. “Economic Analysis of Alternative Logistics Systems for Tennessee-Produced Switchgrass to Penetrate the Energy Markets.” Biomass and Bioenergy, 85:25-34.
  • Yu, T.E., B.C. English, J.A. Larson, C.N. Boyer, D.D. Tyler, and K.K. Castillo-Villar. 2015. “Influence of Particle Size and Packaging on Storage Dry Matter Losses for Switchgrass.” Biomass and Bioenergy, 73:135-144.
  • Larson, J.A., T.E. Yu, B.C. English, K.L. Jensen, Y. Gao and C. Wang. 2015. “Effect of Outdoor Storage Losses on Feedstock Inventory Management and Plant-Gate Cost for a Switchgrass Conversion Facility in East Tennessee.” Renewable Energy, 74:803-814.
  • Yu, T.E., Z. Wang, B.C. English and J.A. Larson. 2014. “Designing a Dedicated Energy Crop Supply System in Tennessee: A Multi-objective Optimization Analysis.” Journal of Applied and Agricultural Economics, 46:357-374.
  • Yu, T.E., S. Cho, A.A. Koç, G. Bölük, S. Kim, D. Lambert. 2013. “Evaluating Spatial and Temporal Variation in Agricultural Output Elasticities in Turkey.” Agricultural Economics, 45-279-290.
  • Yu, T.E., S. Cho, A.A. Koç, G. Bölük, S. Kim, D. Lambert. 2013. “Evaluating Spatial and Temporal Variation in Agricultural Output Elasticities in Turkey.” Agricultural Economics, 45-279-290.
  • Tong*, T., T.E. Yu, S. Cho, K. Jensen, and D. de la Torre Ugarte. 2013. “Evaluating the Spatial Spillover Effect of Transportation Infrastructure on Agricultural Output across the United States.” Journal of Transport Geography. 30:47-55.
  • English, B.C., T.E. Yu, J.A. Larson, R.J. Menard and Y. Gao. 2013. “Economic Impacts of Using Switchgrass as a Feedstock for Ethanol Production: A Case Study Located in East Tennessee.” Economics Research International. vol. 2013, Article ID 138485, 14 pages. doi:10.1155/2013/138485
  • Yu, T., S. Cho and S. Kim. 2012. “Assessing the Residential Property Tax Revenue Impacts of a Shopping Center.” Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 45:604-621.
  • Yu, T., S. Tokgoz, E. Wailes and E. Chavez. 2011. “A Quantitative Analysis of Trade Policy Responses to Higher World Agricultural Commodity Prices.” Food Policy, 36:545-61.
  • Yu, T., M. Kim and S. Cho. 2011. “Does Trade Liberalization Induce More Greenhouse Gas Emissions? The Case of Mexico and the United States under NAFTA.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 93(2): 545-52.
  • Fabiosa, J. F., J. C. Beghin, F. Dong, A. Elobeid, S. Tokgoz, and T. Yu. 2010. “Land Allocation Effects of the Global Ethanol Surge: Predictions from the International FAPRI Model.” Land Economics, 86(4):687-706.
  • Searchinger, T., R. Heimlich, R. Houghton, F. Dong, A. Elobeid, J. Fabiosa, S. Tokgoz, D. Hayes, and T. Yu. 2008. “Use of U.S. Croplands for Biofuels Increases Greenhouse Gases through Emissions from Land Use Change.” Science, 319(February 29): 1238-1240.
  • Yu, T., D.A. Bessler and S.W. Fuller. 2007. “Price dynamics in U.S. Grain and Freight Markets.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 55:381-397.