Kathy Baylis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and
Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois. She works on international agriculture,
trade, environment and development. She joined the department after several years as an
assistant professor at the University of British Columbia and after earning her PhD from
the University of California at Berkeley in 2003. Kathy has worked in agricultural policy
in both Canada and the United States. In 2001/02, she was the staff economist in charge
of agriculture for the Council of Economic Advisors in the White House, and in the
mid-1990s, she worked as Executive Secretary with the National Farmers Union in Canada.
She has helped bring in over $25 million in grants and has published over 30 journal
articles and six book chapters on agricultural trade and environmental policy. She has
also coauthored a textbook on Canadian and U.S. agricultural policy. 

Selected Economics Articles

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Milk in the Data: Food Security Impacts from a Livestock Field Experiment in Zambia (with Margaret Jodlowski, Alex Winter-Nelson, and Peter Goldsmith), World Development (2015)
 

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Negative Leakage (with Don Fullerton and Daniel H. Karney), Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (2014)
 

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Leakage, welfare and cost-effectiveness of carbon policy (with Don Fullerton and Daniel Karney), American Economic Review; papers and proceedings (2013)
 

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Expanding Horizons: Can Women’s Support Groups Diversify Peer Networks in Rural India? (with Eeshani Kandpal), American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2013)
 

Multidisciplinary Articles

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A national survey of managed honey bee 2013-2014 annual colony losses in the USA: results from the Bee Informed Partnership (with Katie V. Lee, Natalie Steinhauer, Karen Rennich, Michael E. Wilson, David R. Tarpy, Dewey M. Caron, Roslyn Rose, Keith S. Delaplane, Eugene J. Lengerich, Jeff Pettis, John A. Skinner, J T. Wilkes, and Dennis vanEngelsdorp), Apidologie (2015)
 

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How effective are biodiversity conservation payments in Mexico? (with Sebastien Costedoat, Esteve Corbera, Driss Ezzine de Blas, Jordi Honey-Roses, and Miguel Angel Catillo-Santiago), PlosOne (2015)
 

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Mainstreaming impact evaluation in nature conservation (with Jordi Honey-Roses, Jan Boerner, Esteve Corbera, Driss Ezzine-de-Blas, Paul Ferraro, Renaud Lapeyre, Martin Persson, Alex Pfaff, and Sven Wunder), Conservation Letters (2015)
 

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The Bee Informed Partnership: Using beekeepers’ real-world experience to solve beekeepers’ real-world problems (with Dennis vanEngelsdorp, David R. Tarpy, Marla Spivak, Dewey M. Caron, Joseph Connel, Kieth Delaplane, Susan Donohue, Wayne Esias, Brian Gross, Jerry Hayes, Eugene Lengerich, Jeffrey Pettis, Karen Rennich, Robyn Underwood, Robyn Rose, John Skinner, and James Wilkes), American Entomologist (2012)
 

Books

Agricultural Policy, Agribusiness and Rent-Seeking Behaviour (with Andrew Schmitz and W. Hartley Furtan) (2002)
 

Book Chapters

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The Political Economy of Export Restrictions: The Case of Vietnam and India (with Murray E. Fulton and Travis Reynolds), Food Security in a Food Abundant World: An Individual Country Perspective (2015)
 

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Spatial Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (with Amy Ando), Handbook of Regional Science (2014)
 

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Countervailing Duties, Handbook of International Trade Policy (2007)
 

Working Papers

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Can peers improve agricultural revenue? (with Tisorn Songsermsawas, Ashwini Chhatre, and Hope Michelson) (2015)
 

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Does a Nutritious Diet Cost More in Food Deserts? (with Linlin Fan, Craig Gundersen, and Michelle ver Ploeg) (2015)
 

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Friends or traders? Do social networks explain the use of market mechanisms by farmers in India? (with Tisorn Songsermsawas, Ashwini Chhatre, Hope Michelson, and Satya Prasanna) (2015)
 

Other Papers

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Antidumping and Market Power in the Agriculture Sector (with Nisha Malhotra), Estey Centre Journal (2008)
 

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End Runs Around Trade Restrictions: The Case of the Mexico Tomato Suspension Agreement (with Jeffrey M. Perloff), Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics (2005)
 

Presentations

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The Agri-Environmental Nexus in the U.S. and EU (ppt slides) (with Gordon Rausser and Leo Simon), Institute of Governmental Studies (2005)