Serkan Aglasan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. He received his M.S. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Ph.D. in Economics from North Carolina State University. Dr. Aglasan's scholarly work broadly encompasses agricultural economics (production, policy), climate change, risk analysis and management, crop insurance, applied econometrics, and price analysis. In particular, most of my research over the past five years has focused on climate change mitigation and adoption efforts, crop insurance and the Farm Bill, the economic assessment and impacts of transgenic crops (i.e., Bt corn), agri-environmental policies, spatial and vertical market integration in the U.S. domestic and international commodity markets, the effects of soil health management and farm management practices (e.g., crop rotation, planting density, pest management) on climate resilience, yield, yield risk, agricultural land value, farm costs, agricultural sustainability, and environmental quality.



  • Ph.D. in Economics, North Carolina State University
  • M.S. in Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S. in Econometrics, Uludag University; Bursa/Turkey

Awards & Honors

  • Award for Best Graduate Student Paper: Applied Risk Analysis Section of the AAEA
  • Graduate Scholarship, NCSU

Recent Publications

Cover Crops, Crop Insurance Losses, and Resilience to Extreme Weather Events. Accepted at the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2023 (with Roderick Rejesus, Stephen Hagen, and William Salas)

Long-Term Economic Impacts of No-Till Adoption. Soil Security, 2023 (with Yuyuan Che, Roderick Rejesus, Michel A Cavigelli, Kathryn E White, Lynn G Knight, Curt Dell, David Hollinger, and Erin D Lane)

The Impact of Conservation Tillage Intensities on Mean Yields and Yield Risk. Soil Security, 2023 (with Ayesha Cooray, Roderick Rejesus, Zheng Li, and Alex Woodley)

Understanding the Effect of Cover Crop Use on Prevented Planting Losses. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2023 (with Sunjae Won, Roderick Rejesus, and Barry Goodwin)

Risk Effects of GM Corn: Evidence from Crop Insurance Outcomes and High-Dimensional Methods. Agricultural Economics, 2023 (with Barry K. Goodwin and Roderick Rejesus)

The Impact of No-Till Production on Agricultural Land Values in the United States Midwest. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2022 (with Le Chen and Roderick Rejesus)

The Impact of Cover Crops on Soil Erosion in the US Midwest. Journal of Environmental Management, 2022 (with Le Chen and Roderick Rejesus)

Payments from Agricultural Conservation Programs and Cover Crop Adoption. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 2022 (with Roderick Rejesus, Byungyul Park, Yuyuan Che, Stephen C. Hagen, William Salas)