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Victoria Salin is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University specializing in agribusiness management and finance. She has taught managerial economics, land economics, and financial management. Salin is Co-Director of the Agribusiness, Food, & Consumer Economics Research Center (http://AFCERC.tamu.edu) and leads the research and outreach projects of the Center relating to food safety, traceability, financial markets, and strategic management. Recent research projects examine supply chain management and the role of RFID technology, efficient transportation in private sector food safety programs, business social networks for safer foods, microfinance and credit rationing, and risk exposures of lending institutions. In 2013 Salin was appointed to Chair of the Intercollegiate Faculty of Agribusiness and Director of the Master of Agribusiness program (http://tx.ag/agribusiness).

Salin serves on the Executive Board of the International Food & Agribusiness Management Association and is organizing the program for the June 2014 conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Salin also serves on the Scientific Advisory Council of the World Food Logistics Organization (www.wflo.org) and collaborates on research projects of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses. Salin is a past-chair of the Food Safety & Nutrition Section of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association.

Salin grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a degree in political science and history. She then completed a Master of Arts from the University of Virginia in government and foreign affairs. In Washington she was an editor in private industry and with the Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. She also served as an international trade analyst at the U.S. International Trade Commission. Salin received her Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1996, with specialties in agribusiness finance and international trade. Dr. Salin joined the faculty at Texas A&M in 1996.

Contact me:

Tel: (979) 845-8103

email: v-salin@tamu.edu

Office:
AGLS Room 369 / Room 213
Department of Agricultural Economics
Texas A&M University, TAMU 2124
College Station, TX 77843-2124

 

 

Courses:

AGEC 431

AGEC 630

AGEC 695-601

Other:

FIRE Club

Delta Sigma Pi

Best Writers Publication

Recent presentations and publications:

1. Bahktavoryan, Rafael, Oral Capps, Jr., and Victoria Salin. “Impact of Food Contamination on Brands: A Demand Systems Estimation of Peanut Butter.” Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 41/3 (December 2012), 1–13.

2. Salin, Victoria. “Logistics Analysis of the Pathogen Control Provisions of the Almond Marketing Order.” Journal of Food Distribution Research, Dec. 2012.

3. Power, Gabriel, Victoria Salin, and John L. Park. 2012. “Strategic Options Associated with Cooperative Members Equity, Agricultural Finance Review, 72(1) 48-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00021461211222123

4. Ng, Desmond, and Victoria Salin. 2012. “An Institutional Approach to the Examination of Food Safety,” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 15 (2). Available: https://www.ifama.org/publications/journal/vol15/cmsdocs/20110055_Formatted.pdf

5. Chang, Meng-Shiuh, Victoria Salin, and Yanhong Jin. 2011. “Diversification Effect of Real Estate Investment Trusts: Comparing Copula Functions with Nonparametric Methods,” Journal of Property Research, 28 (3), pp. 189-212, September.