Harvey James


Harvey James is Professor of Applied Economics, Chair of the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, and the Department's Director of Graduate Studies, at the University of Missouri, in Columbia, Missouri. Dr. James is also editor-in-chief of the journal Agriculture and Human Values and a member of the editorial board at Business Ethics Quarterly. Dr. James has a BA in economics and an MS in sociology from Brigham Young University, and an MA and PhD in economics from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. James teaches courses in microeconomics and agricultural ethics for undergraduates and research methodology for graduate students. His research focuses on applied ethics and the economic foundations of trust and ethical behavior. Dr. James has produced two edited books: The Ethics and Economics of Agrifood Competition (2013) examines the question of whether there is adequate competition in the agrifood industry, while New Ideas in Contracting and Organizational Economics Research (2005) explores emerging research on business organization. He also co-authored the book, When Businesses Cross International Borders: Strategic Alliances and Their Alternatives (with the late Murray Weidenbaum, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors under U.S. President Ronald Reagan). Dr. James has published more than 100 academic articles and book chapters. He is a member of the American Economic Association; the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association; the Association for Social Economics; the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society; and the Society for Business Ethics.

Author's Books

CABI Biotechnology Series Series 6

Ethical Tensions from New Technology

The Case of Agricultural Biotechnology

Edited by Harvey James