Dan Scheitrum

Assistant Professor

Dr. Scheitrum’s research examines the economic, trade, and financial impacts of agricultural and energy policy. Recent projects include examining the impacts of approvals of GMO products on cultivation and international trade, estimating the price impact of animal welfare legislation, and estimating the behavioral response to animal disease management programs in the UK. Dr. Scheitrum routinely employs University of Arizona High Performance Computing resources in his empirical estimation. Dr. Scheitrum teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in microeconomics and commodity markets.


  • Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California Davis, 2017
  • B.A., Economics-Mathematics, University of California Santa Barbara, 2007
  • A.S., Computer Science, Foothill College, 2007

Classes Taught

  • AREC 210: Understanding the World of Commerce
  • AREC 313: Economics of Futures Markets
  • AREC 504: Production Economics
  • AREC 580: Mathematics for Economists

Recent Publications

Nes, K. , Schaefer, K. A., and Scheitrum, D. “Global Food Trade and the Costs of Non-Adoption of Genetic Engineering.” Accepted, forthcoming at American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Robertson, C.T., Schaefer, K.A., Scheitrum, D., Puig, S., & Joiner, K.A. Indemnifying Precaution: Economic Insights for Regulation of a Highly Infectious Disease. Journal of Law and the Biosciences, 7 (1) (2020): 20-24.

Carter, C.A., Schaefer, K.A., and Scheitrum, D. Piecemeal Farm Regulation and the U.S. Commerce Clause. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, (forthcoming).

Scheitrum, D., Schaefer, K. A. and Nes, K. 2020. Realized and Potential Global Production Effects from Genetic EngineeringFood Policy: 101882. 

Carter, C.A., Schaefer, K. A. and Scheitrum, D. 2020. Raising Cane: Hedging Calamity in Australian Sugar. Journal of Commodity Markets: 100126.

Schaefer, K.A. and Scheitrum, DSewing Terror: Price Dynamics of the Strawberry Needle CrisisThe Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 64 (2) (2020): 229-243.

Scheitrum, D. 2020. Impact of Intensity Standards on Alternative Fuel Adoption: Renewable Natural Gas and California’s Low Carbon Fuel StandardThe Energy Journal 41 (2): 191-218.

Zuo, N., Josephson, A., and Scheitrum, D. 2019. Engaging Students in Global Agriculture: Three Authentic-Learning Classroom InterventionsNACTA Journal 63 (1a): 99-107.

Schaefer, K.A., Scheitrum, D., and Nes, K. 2018. International Sourcing Decisions in the Wake of a Food Scandal. Food Policy 81: 48-57.

Scheitrum, D., Carter, C.A., and Revoredo-Giha, C. 2018. WTI and Brent Futures Pricing StructureEnergy Economics 72: 462-469. 

Ogden, J., Jaffe, A.M., Scheitrum, D., McDonald, Z., Miller, M. 2018. Natural Gas as a Bridge to Hydrogen Transportation FuelEnergy Policy, 115: 317-329.