Robert P. King
Department of Applied Economics
218j Classroom Office Building
1994 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
(612) 625-1273 (Phone)
Robert King is a professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. He joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1983 and held the E. Fred Koller Chair in Agricultural Management Information Systems from 1983 to 2004. He served as head of the Department of Applied Economics from July 2004 through June 2008.
His research focuses on local food systems, on organic agriculture, and on management issues facing food retailers, farmer cooperatives, and farmers. He teaches courses on managerial economics and cooperatives and helps advise the University’s Student Organic Farm. He is also active internationally, having lectured in Brazil, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, and Poland.
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