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Name: Hector Zapata
Title: Professor
Specialization: Ag. Marketing, Price Analysis & Econometrics
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Department: Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
Organization: LSU AgCenter
Address 1: 224 Ag Admn Bldg
Address 2: Baton Rouge, LA 70803 - 5604
Phone Number: (225) 578-2766
Fax Number:

Education/Training
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Doctor of Philosophy, Agricultural Economics and Econometrics, July 1987

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Master of Science, Agricultural Economics, December 1983

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Economics, August 1981

Areas of Specialization/Research
Agrucultural Marketing, Price Analysis & Econometrics
Professional Experience
William H. Alexander Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2006-present.

Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana State University,
1998-present.

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana State
University, 1992-1998.

Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana State
University, 1987-1992.

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984-1987.

Graduate Research Assistant, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1981-1983.


COURSES TAUGHT

AGEC 7103 Advanced Statistical Methods. A M.S. level course in applied econometrics. (Average: 8 students per year) Years taught: 19

AGEC 7090 Advanced Methods and Research Design. Advanced research techniques in agricultural economics. (Average 5 students per year) Years taught: 4

AGEC 7703 Independent Study. Independent study of relevant subject matter areas in agricultural economics. (1 or 2 students per year) Years taught: on demand.

AGEC 7710 Advanced Topics in Agricultural Economics. New and specialized topics in agricultural economics. (1 or 2 students per year) Years taught: on demand.

AGEC 4273 Agricultural Price Analysis. Applied price analysis in agricultural markets. (Average 49 students per year) Years taught: 23

AGEC 4700 Problems in Agricultural Economics. Applied independent study research for undergraduate students on relevant subject matter areas in agricultural economics. (1 or 2 students per year) Years taught: regularly on demand.

AGEC 4433 Agricultural Commodity Exchanges and Futures Trading. An introduction to the economics and mechanics of futures markets in agribusiness. Trading simulation experience. (14 students) Years taught: 1

AGEC 3104 Agricultural Quantitative Methods. Mathematical and statistical methods and techniques essential for economic analyses and interpretation of agricultural data. (Average: 20 students) Years taught: 5
Awards/Grants
RESEARCH SUPPORT/GRANT ACTIVITIES

Zapata, H. O. (Co-PI). USDA/FAS: LSU-USDA Agricultural and Food Economics Scholarship Program. Submitted by the LSU AgCenter International Programs, in collaboration with LSU English Language and Orientation Program and the Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. LSU AgCenter/International Programs PI: Ezell Lundy, August 2010. Requested Funding Amount: $1,148,071. Status: Pending.

Zapata, H. O. (Co-PI). USDA/FAS: Ghana Monitoring, Evaluation and Technical Support Services—Project Management Technical Support. Collaboration between the LSU AgCenter/International Programs and the University of Cape Coast of Ghana. LSU AgCenter/International Programs PI: Joe Howell. Agreement Number 58-3148-0-130, July 2010. Amount Awarded: $5,600,000; First Year Obligation: $687,193.

Zapata, H. O. “Regional Biomass Feedstock Partnership for Louisiana, Arkansas, and Missouri.” Cooperative Agreement No. AB-5-15540 with Oklahoma State University and the Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness at Louisiana State University, Funded by the Department of Energy, 2008-2010. Amount Awarded $45,000.

Wilks, S. E., P. Monroe (Health Consultant), and H. Zapata (Statistical Consultant) “Examining an appraisal model of burden, coping, and resilience: Differences among African American and Caucasian Alzheimer’s caregivers.” Funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation Faculty Scholars in Geriatric Research Program, 2008-2010. Amount Awarded: $100,000.

Zapata, H.O., C.R. Hill, B. Moser, and M. Laetner. “Strategic Food Marketing to the U.S.
Hispanic Consumer.” USDA-CSREES, NRI Competitive Grant Program. Amount Requested: $499,917. Not Funded.

Zapata, H. O. in cooperation with International Programs (Lakshman Vellupillai is Project
Leader). Partnership for Food Industry Development in Southern Africa, PFID-
MSP/USAID/EGAT/LSU AgCenter International Programs 2004-2009. Associate
Award Total Awarded: $2,700,000.

Zapata, H. O. in cooperation with International Programs (Lakshman Vellupillai is Project
Leader). Partnership for Food Industry Development in Southern Africa, PFID-
MSP/USAID/EGAT/LSU AgCenter International Programs 2004-2009. Leader
Award Total Awarded: $2,500,000.

Zapata, H. O. Assistantship Support for Zamorano Graduates through LSU International Programs, LSU AgCenter. $15,000 per student. Total Awarded $60,000 for 2.5 years.

Zapata, H.O. Quarter Time Assistantship Funding for Research Assistant in Ag. Economics. Supported by the College of Agriculture, Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, 2002. Total Awarded: $12,800.

H. O. Zapata, (Project Sub-Leader), “Louisiana Alliance/Presidential Program for Investments in
Honduras.” in cooperation with International Programs (Lakshman Vellupillai /ProjectLeader) USAID Project # 522-G-00-01-00202-00, October 2000-March 2002. Amount Awarded: $415,000.

Salassi, M. E., H. O. Zapata, and G. Giesler, “Economic Analysis of Rice Production and Farm Management in Louisiana,” Louisiana Rice Research Board, 1998-1999. Amount awarded: $40,000.

Zapata, H. O., J. Musick, B. Coats, and D. F. Caillavet. "Resource Allocation and Agricultural Policy Simulator." U.S. Rice Producers' Group, 1994-1996. Amount awarded: $84,000.

Salassi, M, E., H. O. Zapata, and G. Giesler, “Economics of Enterprise Selection and Whole Farm Firm Analysis in Louisiana Rice Growing Areas and Statewide Impact Assessment of Alternative Rice Program Policies.” Louisiana Rice Research Board, 1997. Amount awarded: $40,000.

Salassi, M. E., H. O. Zapata, and G. Giesler, “Economics of Enterprise Selection and Whole Farm Firm Analysis in Louisiana Rice Growing Areas and Statewide Impact Assessment of Alternative Rice Program Policies.” Louisiana Rice Research Board, 1996. Amount awarded: $51,345.

Salassi, M. E., H. O. Zapata, and G. Giesler, “Economics of Enterprise Selection and Whole Farm Firm Analysis in Louisiana Rice Growing Areas and Statewide Impact Assessment of Alternative Rice Program Policies.” Louisiana Rice Research Board, 1995. Amount awarded: $54,850.

Heagler, A. M., H. O. Zapata, and G. Giesler, and M. E. Salassi. “Economics of Enterprise Selection and Whole Farm Firm Analysis in Louisiana Rice Growing Areas and Statewide Impact Assessment of Alternative Rice Program Policies.” Louisiana Rice Research Board, 1994. Amount awarded: $52,850.

Dellenbarger, L., A. Schupp and H. O. Zapata. "Targeting Selected Markets for Louisiana's Crawfish Products." Louisiana Crawfish Marketing and Promotion Board. Amount Awarded: $23,576 for 1989-1990.

Zapata, H. O. "Cooperative project with NASS on developing a microcomputer-based data management system for Louisiana and publishing annual statistics." $5,000 per year, 1987-1998. Total Awarded: $60,000.


AWARDS AND LECTURESHIPS

Distinguished Professional Contribution Award, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, in recognition for service as 2009 President, Orlando, Florida, February 8, 2010.

Service Award, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, in grateful recognition and appreciation of 20 years of devoted and loyal service to the University. Baton Rouge, December 31, 2007.

LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award 2004, Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 11, 2004.

Service Award, Southeastern Louisiana University. In recognition for participation in the “Development Agro-Industrial Rural Micro-Enterprises Seminar.” Hammond, Louisiana, June 2003.

Sedberry Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching in the College of Agriculture, Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, October 2002.

Honor Roll, LSU Gamma Sigma Delta Teaching Merit Award, Baton Rouge, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003.

Special Appreciation Award, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, for services to the association as First Vice-President, 1999-2000.

Outstanding Service Award, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, for services to the association as Second Vice-President, 1998-1999.

Invited Lectureship, “Using Gauss in Time Series Analysis.” Workshop conducted for M.S. and Ph.D. students at the Servicio de Investigación Agraria, Zaragoza, Spain, September-October, 1996.

Invited Lectureship, “Recent Developments in Cointegration and Causation.” Presented to graduate students and faculty, Department of Economics, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza Spain, December 5, 1996.

Invited Lectureship, “Desarrollos Recientes en Cointegration y Causalidad.” Presented to graduate students and faculty, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, December 10, 1996.

Invited Lectureship, “The History of U.S. Agricultural Policy Leading to the Fair Act.” VI International Course on Food Economics, Servicio de Investigación Agraria, Zaragoza, Spain, November 8, 1996.

Invited Lectureship, Commodity Modeling and Price Analysis, a two-week module at The International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Studies (CIHEAM), Zaragoza, Spain, November 6-17, 1995.

Supervised 1994 AAEA Outstanding M.S. Thesis by Jayson L. Johnson, American Agricultural Economics Association, 1994.

George Award, College of Agriculture George Award, Louisiana State University, for service, dedication and imagination, Spring 1991
Publications/Presentations/Patents
REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Zapata, H. O. and Paudel, K. Functional form of the environmental Kuznets curve.
In Advances in Econometrics: Nonparametric Methods, Volume 25, Editors: Qi Li and Jefrey S. Racine. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, UK. (2009):471-493.

Zapata, H. O. “The Intellectual Impact of Agricultural Economists.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 41 2 (2009): 293-314.

Gauthier, W. and H. O. Zapata. “Testing Symmetry in Price Transmission Models.” Southwestern Economic Review, 33 (2006):121-135.

Paudel, K. P., H. O. Zapata, and D. Susanto. “Examining the Relationship between Water Pollution and Per Capita Income in Louisiana,” Louisiana Agriculture, 48 (2005):22-23.

Paudel, K. P. and H. O. Zapata. “An Emperical Test of Environmental Kuznets Curve for Water Pollution.” Environmental & Resource Economics, 31 (2005):325-348.

Fortenbery, T. R. and H. O. Zapata. “Developed Speculation and Underdeveloped Markets: the Effects of Futures Trading in Export Prices of Less Developed Countries.” European Review of Agricultural Economics, 31 (4,2004).

No, S-C and H. O. Zapata. “A Dynamic Econometric Model of the U.S. Rice Market.” J. Am. Academy of Business, 8, 1 (March 2004):384-393.

No, S-C., H. O. Zapata, M. Salassi, and W. Gauthier. “Asymmetry in Farm-Milled Rice Price Transmission in the Major Rice Producing States.” J. Am. Academy of Business, 8, 1 (March 2004):460-463.

Robledo, C. W., H. O. Zapata, and M. McCracken. “Measuring Predictive Accuracy in Agribusiness Forecasting.” J. Am. Academy of Business, October 2002.

Kennedy, G. A., S. A. Henning, L. R. Vandeveer and H. O. Zapata. “Implications of the Fair Act on the Risk-Return Relationship of Southwest Louisiana Producers.” Southwestern Economic Review, Winter, 2000: 23-31.

Gil, J. M., A. M. Angulo and H. O. Zapata. “Further Empirical Evidence of Wheat and Barley Market Integration in the EU.” Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing, 11, 2 (2000): 45-61.

Zapata, H. O. and J. M. Gil. “Cointegration and Causality in International Agricultural Economics Research.” Agricultural Economics, 20, 1 (1999): 1-9.

Fortenbery, T. R., R. Cropp, and H. O. Zapata. “Analysis of Expected Price Dynamics Between Fluid Milk Futures Contracts and Cash Prices for Fluid Milk.” Journal of Agribusiness, 15, 2 (Fall 1997): 125-234.

Zapata, H. O. and A. N. Rambaldi. "Monte Carlo Evidence on Cointegration and Causation." Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 59, 2 (May 1997): 285-298.

Fortenbery, T. R. and H. O. Zapata. “An Evaluation of Price Linkages Between Futures and Cash Markets for Cheddar Cheese.” The Journal of Futures Markets, 17, 3 (May 1997): 279-301.

Kazmierczak, Jr., R. F., H. O. Zapata, and H. Diop. “Noncompetitive Pricing and Exchange Rate Pass-Through in Mauritanian Octopus Export Markets.” Journal of Agribusiness, 15, 1 (Spring 1997): 85-102.

Zapata, H. O. and T. R. Fortenbery. “Stochastic Interest Rates and Price Discovery in Selected Commodity Markets.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 18 (1996): 643-654.

Johnson, J. L., H. O. Zapata, and A. M. Heagler. "An Analysis of Technical Efficiency in the Louisiana Sugar Cane Processing Industry." Journal of Agribusiness, 13, 2 (1995): 85-98.

Dellenbarger, L. E., A. R. Schupp and H. O. Zapata. "Crawfish Markets in Selected Cities of the United States." Journal of Astacology, December 1994.

Fortenbery, T. R. and H. O. Zapata. "Evaluating Stochastic Properties of Systematic Risk." The Review of Futures Markets, 12, 1 (1993): 191-214.

Fortenbery, T. R. and H. O. Zapata. "An Examination of Cointegration Between Futures and Local Grain Markets." The Journal of Futures Markets, 13, 8 (1993): 921-932.

Johnson, J. L., A. M. Heagler, H. O. Zapata, and R. Ricaud. "The Impact of Succession Planting and a Third-Ratoon Crop on Economic Efficiency in Sugarcane Production in Louisiana." Journal of American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Florida and Louisiana Divisions, 13 (September 1993).

Dellenbarger, L. E., J. Dillard, A. R. Schupp, H. O. Zapata, and B. T. Young. "Socio-economic Factors Associated with at Home and Away from Home Catfish Consumption in the U.S." Agribusiness: An International Journal, 8 (1992): 35-46.

Kanjilal, B., H. O. Zapata and A. M. Heagler. "Stochastic Analysis of Regional Comparative Advantage." Journal of the Southwestern Society of Economists, 19, 1 (1992).

Rambaldi, A., H. O. Zapata and R. D. Christy. "Selecting the Best Prediction Model: An Application to Agricultural Cooperatives." Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, 24 (1992): 163-169.

Garcia, P. and H. O. Zapata. "Co-Integration, Error Correction and the Fisher Effect: A Clarification." Applied Economics, 23 (1991): 1367-1368.

Zapata, H. O. and P. Garcia. "Price Forecasting with Time Series Methods and Nonstationary Data: An Application to Monthly U.S. Cattle Prices." Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, 15 (1990): 123-132.

Zapata, H. O., M. A. Hudson, and P. Garcia. "Identifying Causal Relationships Between Nonstationary Stochastic Processes: An Examination of Alternative Approaches in Small Samples." Western Journal of Agricultural Economics, 13(1988): 202-215.

Garcia, P., R. M. Leuthold, and H. O. Zapata. "Lead-Lag Relationships between Trading Volume and Price Variability: New Evidence." Journal of Futures Markets, 1 (1986):1-10.


REFEREED ABSTRACTS

Ran, T. and H. Zapata. “Mixed Unit Roots and Deterministic Trends in Noncausality Tests.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Vol 39, 2 (2008): 411.

Zapata, H. O., P. Sambidi, and E. Dufour. Choice Models in Policy Analysis. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Vol 39, 2 (2007): 411.

Sulgham, A. and H. O. Zapata. “A Dynamic Approach to Estimate Theoretically Consistent U.S. Demand Systems.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 38, 2 (2006):466.

Zapata, H. and K. Paudel. “Use of Seemingly Unrelated Parametric and Semiparametric Panel Models in the Environmental Kuznets Curve Estimation.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 37, 2 (2005):509.

Paudel, K., H. Zapata, A. Diaz, and K. Bhattarai. “Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions in Latin America: Looking for the Existence of Environmental Kuznets Curves.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 37(2005):511.

Paudel, K. and H. Zapata. “Two Methods of Estimating Semi-Parametric Components in the Environmental Kuznets Curve.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 36, 2 (2004):512.

Zapata, H. O. and W. M. Gauthier. “Threshold Models in Theory and Practice.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 35, 2(2003):432.

No, S-C., M. E. Salassi and H. O. Zapata. “Long-Run Trend Analysis of Countercycle Program Commodity Prices in the Farm Security Act of 2001.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 35, 2(2003):433.

Armstrong, D. M., H. O. Zapata and T. R. Fortenbery. “Price Discovery in the Futures and Cash Market for Sugar.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 35, 2(2003):433.

No, S-C, H. O. Zapata, and M. E. Salassi. “Combining Annual Econometric Forecasts with Monthly ARIMA forecasts for Louisiana Rough Rice Prices.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 34, 2 (2002): 368.

Robledo, C.W., H. O. Zapata and M. McCracken. “New MSE Tests for Evaluating Forecasting Performance: Empirics and Bootstrap.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, December 2001.

No, S-C. and H. O. Zapata. “A Dynamic Response Analysis for the U.S. Rough Rice Market.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, December 2001.

Robledo, C. W., H. O. Zapata, and M. McCraken. “Dynamic Analysis with Time Series Models: Simulation and Empirical Evidence.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, December 2000.

Gauthier, W. and H. O. Zapata. “Asymmetry in Price Transmission Models: New Simulation and Empirical Evidence.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 32, No. 2 (August, 2000).

No, S-C. and H. O. Zapata. “Monetary Shocks, Exchange Rate, and Agricultural Trade Balance.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 32, No. 2 (August, 2000).

Robledo, C. W. and H. O. Zapata. “Dynamic Analysis with Time Series Models: Simulation and Empirical Evidence.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 51, No. 5 (1999): 1288.

Zapata, H. O. “Econometric Methods for Nonstationary Economic Time Series.” Abstract: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 30, 1 (July 1998):227.

Piedra, M. A. and H. O. Zapata. “Dynamic Modeling of the Import Demand for Coffee for the United States and Germany.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 29, 1 (July 1997): 207.

Zapata, H. O. and A. N. Rambaldi. “Recent Developments in Cointegration and Causation.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 78, 5 (December 1996): 1411.

Salassi, M. E., H. O. Zapata, and G. Giesler. “Base Acre Returns Under Alternative Rice Program Payment Options for Southwest Louisiana Rice Farms.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 28, 1 (July 1996): 225.

Kazmierczak, R. F., H. O. Zapata, and H. Diop. “Identifying Market Structure and Competitiveness: The Case of Mauritanian Octopus.” Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, 27, 1 (July 1995): 335.

Zapata, H. O. and A. N. Rambaldi. “Small Sample Performance of Non-Causality Tests in Cointegrated Systems.” Econometrica, December 1994.

Johnson, J. O. and H. O. Zapata. “Dynamic Modeling of the Demand for Jamaican Coffee.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 76, 5 (December 1994):1251.

Kanjilal, B., H. O. Zapata, and A. M. Heagler. “An Analysis of the Efficiency of Sugarcane Farms in Louisiana.” American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, 14 (September 1994): 70.

Heagler, A. M., H. O. Zapata, and J.L. Johnson. “A MIP Sugarcane Farm Simulation Model.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 25, 1 (July 1993): 290.

Zapata, H. O. “An Empirical Illustration of Impulse Response Functions from Cointegrated Models.” Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, 24, 1 (July 1992): 298-99.

Heagler, A. M., H. O. Zapata, B. K. Kanjilal, B. McManus and D. Lavergne. “A Note on Measuring Comparative Advantage.” Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, 23, 1 (July 1991): 269.

Lanclos, K., J. G. Lee and H. O. Zapata. “Estimation of Armington Trade Models.” Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, 23, 1 (July 1991): 262.

Rambaldi, A. N., H. O. Zapata and R. D. Christy. “Selecting the Best Prediction Model: An Application to Agricultural Cooperatives.” Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, 23, 1 (July 1991): 255.

Zapata, H. O. and R. Fortenbery. “Specification Tests in Risk Premium Analysis.” Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, 23, 1 (July 1991): 260.

Kanjilal, B., H. O. Zapata, and A. M. Heagler. “Efficiency and Regional Comparative Advantage.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, December 1991.

Lee, T-H, H.O. Zapata and P. Garcia. “Granger Test Performance under Cointegration.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, December 1991.

Dellenbarger, L. E. A. R. Schupp and H. O. Zapata. “Crayfish Consumption in Selected Cities of the United States.” 8th International Symposium of Astacology, April 1990.

Dellenbarger, L. E., A. R. Schupp and H. O. Zapata. “Targeting Crawfish Markets in Selected Cities of the United States.” World Aquaculture Society, June 1990.

Lanclos, K., H. O. Zapata and J. Lee, “Regional Analysis of International Rice Demand.” Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, 22, 1 (July 1990): 202.

Lee, J. G., H. O. Zapata, D. K. Lanclos. “Measurement Error and Proxies: An Empirical Assessment.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 72,5 (December1990): 1365.

Zapata, H. O., J. F. Denison, and H. D. Traylor. “Uncertainty in Regression Coefficients and Value Assessments.” Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, 22, 1 (July 1990): 210.

Zapata, H. O. “Cointegration and Causation: Some Monte Carlo Results.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 72, 5 (December 1990):1365.

Lanclos, K., H. O. Zapata and J. Lee, “An Armington Model of the Export Demand for U.S. Rice.” Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, 21, 1 (July 1989): 182.

Rambaldi, A. N., H. O. Zapata and R. D. Christy, “The Financial Performance of Agricultural Cooperatives: Preliminary Findings on an Empirical Evaluation of Multidimensional Models.” Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, 21,1 (July 1989):172.

Zapata, H. O. and A. N. Rambaldi, “Effects of Data Transformations on Stochastic Properties of Economic Data.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 71, 5 (December 1989): 1342.

Zapata, H. O. and A. M. Heagler, “Testing Nonstationarity in Economic Time Series: An Empirical Evaluation with Estimation and Forecasting Implications.” Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, 21, 1 (July 1989): 180.

Zapata, H. O. and P. Garcia, “Forecasting Monthly U.S. Cattle Prices: Time Series Methodologies and Nonstationary Data.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 70, 5 (December 1988):1197.

Zapata, H. O., P. Garcia, and M. A. Hudson, “Identifying Causal Relationships Between Nonstationary Stochastic Processes: An Examination of Alternative Approaches in Small Samples.” Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics, 20, 1 (July 1988): 195.

Zapata, H. O., M. A. Hudson, and P. Garcia, “Granger Causality Testing Under Independent Nonstationary ARMA(p,q) Processes: Some Preliminary Evidence.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 69, 5 (December 1987): 1080-81.

OTHER REPORTS

Research

Zapata, H. O., Maradiaga, D. I., Pujula, A. L. and Dicks, M. “Recent Developments in Unit Root Tests and Historical Crop Yields.” Selected Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, July 24-26, 2011.

Pujula, A. L., Maradiaga, D. I., Zapata, H. O. and Dicks, M. R. “A Century of Crop Yield Density Estimation with Perspectives.” Selected Poster presented at the Annual Meetings of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, Denver, Colorado, July 25-27, 2010.

Zapata, H. O., T. R. Fortenbery, and D. Armstrong. “Price Discovery in the World Sugar Futures and Dominican Republic Cash Markets.” Staff Paper Series No. 469, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, March 2005.

Zapata, H. O. “Agricultural Reconstruction and Development Strategic Plan for Honduras.” Final Report, Louisiana Alliance/Presidential Program for Investments in Honduras, Submitted to USAID, April 2002.

Zapata, H. O. “The Macroeconomy and Agriculture in Honduras.” Report submitted to International Programs, Government of Honduras and USAID/Tegucigalpa, Honduras, April 2002.

Olatubi, W. and H. O. Zapata. “ A 1997 Agriculture-Based Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Honduras.” Louisiana Alliance/Presidential Program for Investments in Honduras, Submitted to USAID, April 2002.

Fortenbery, T. R. and H. O. Zapata. “Economic Diversification in the Agricultural Sector of Honduras.” Louisiana Alliance/Presidential Program for Investments in Honduras, Submitted to USAID, April 2002.

Kennedy, P. L., H. O. Zapata, O. R. Zapata, and J. Andino. “An Exploratory Case Study of the Honduran Coffee Industry.” Louisiana Alliance/Presidential Program for Investments in Honduras, Submitted to USAID, April 2002.

Zapata, H. O., G. G. Giesler and C. W. Robledo. “Field Hours for Selected Southern Locations.” D.A.E. Research Report No. 710, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU Agricultural Center, December 1997.

Zapata, H. O., G. Giesler, B. Bolton, and M. Salassi. “Louisiana Weather Impact on Field Days.” D.A.E. Research Report No. 707, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU Agricultural Center, January 1997.

Fortenbery, T. R., R. Cropp, and H.O. Zapata. “Analysis of Expected Price Dynamics Between Fluid Milk Futures Contracts and Cash Prices for Fluid Milk.” Agricultural and Applied Economics Staff Paper Series No. 407, University of Wisconsin-Madison, January 1997.

Zapata, H. O. and A. N. Rambaldi. "Monte Carlo Evidence on Cointegration and Causation." D.A.E. Research Report No. 700, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 1995.

Johnson, J. L., H. O. Zapata, and A. M. Heagler. "Technical Efficiency in Louisiana Sugar Cane Processing." D.A.E. Research Report No. 698, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 1994.

Zapata, H. O. "Forecasting Models for Louisiana Agriculture: A Technical Publication." D.A.E. Research Report No. 696, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 1994.

Rambaldi, A. N., R. D. Christy and H. O. Zapata. "The Use of Multidimensional Models in Evaluating the Financial Performance of Agricultural Cooperatives." D.A.E. Research Report No. 686, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, September 1990.

Zapata, H. O. and A. N. Rambaldi. "Effects of Data Transformations on Stochastic Properties of Economic Data." D.A.E. Research Report No. 682, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 1989.

Heagler, A. M., B. A. Chapman, and H. O. Zapata. "Projected Costs and Returns - Sugarcane, Louisiana, 1983." D.A.E. Research Report No. 608, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1983.

Information Series

Crawford, S. and H. O. Zapata. “Louisiana Agricultural Statistics.” A.E.A. Information Series No. 95, 86, 231, and 239, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU Agricultural Center/LAES, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. In collaboration with Louisiana Agricultural Statistics Service (LASS/USDA).

Frank, D. and H. O. Zapata. “Louisiana Agricultural Statistics.” A.E.A. Information Series No. 213, 204, 195, 178, 177, 168, 157, 147, 134, 125, 116, 107, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU Agricultural Center/LAES, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002. In collaboration with Louisiana Agricultural Statistics Service (LASS/USDA).

Schnitkey, G. D., M. E. Salassi, G. G. Giesler, H. O. Zapata, R. E. Coats, Jr., and T. R. Fortenbery. “The Rice Farm Financial-Policy Simulation Model: User’s Guide.” A.E.A. Information Series No. 146, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU. Agricultural Center, September 1996.

Salassi, M. E., H. O. Zapata, and G. G. Giesler. “Rice Production Economics Research: Economics of Enterprise Selection and Whole Farm Decision Making in the Louisiana Rice Growing Areas and Statewide Impact Assessment of Alternative Rice Program Policies,” 87th Annual Research Report, Rice Research Station, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, LSU Agricultural Center, 1995.

Salassi, M. E., H. O. Zapata, and G. G. Giesler. “Rice Production Economics Research: Economics of Enterprise Selection and Whole Farm Decision Making in the Louisiana Rice Growing Areas and Statewide Impact Assessment of Alternative Rice Program Policies,” 86th Annual Research Report, Rice Research Station, LAES, LSU Agricultural Center, 1994.

Zapata, H. O., D. Frank and D. Shah. "MILAS: Microcomputer Implemented Louisiana Agricultural Statistics: User's Manual." A.E.A. Information Series No. 94, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, June 1991.

Dellenbarger, L. E., A. R. Schupp and H. O. Zapata. "Consumer and Grocery Store Experience with Crawfish in Four Selected U.S. Cities." A.E.A. Information Series No. 81, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU Agricultural Center, 1990.

Zapata, H. O., K. Sargent, and D. Frank. "Agricultural Statistics and Prices for Louisiana, 1983-1988." A.E.A. Information Series No. 77, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 1989.

Zapata, H. O., S. S. Kelly, and D. Frank. "Agricultural Statistics and Prices for Louisiana, 1982-1987." A.E.A. Information Series No. 69, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 1988.

Zapata, H. O., S. S. Kelly, and B. A. Nelson. "Agricultural Statistics and Prices for Louisiana, 1981-1986." A.E.A. Information Series No. 57, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU Agricultural Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 1987.

Louisiana Rural Economist

Gauthier, M. G. and H. O. Zapata. “Louisiana Farm and Retail Fluid Milk Prices and Corresponding Marketing Margins.” Louisiana Rural Economist, 61, No. 2, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 1999.

Zapata, H. O., S-C No, and M. E. Salassi. “Price Behavior in the Rice Market.” " Louisiana Rural Economist, 60, No. 3, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 1998.
Salassi, M. E. and H. O. Zapata. "Recent Trends in Louisiana Rice Production." Louisiana Rural Economist, 56, No. 4, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 1994.

Johnson, J. L., A. M. Heagler, H. O. Zapata. "The Economic Impact of Alternative Rotations on Economic Efficiency in Louisiana Sugarcane Production." Louisiana Rural Economist, 55, No. 2, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 1993.

Lanclos, K., H. O. Zapata, and J. G. Lee. "Regional Analysis of International Rice Demand." Louisiana Rural Economist, 52, No. 4, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 1990.

Zapata, H. O., A. M. Heagler, B. K. Kanjilal, B. E. McManus, and D. A. Lavergne. "Measuring Comparative Advantage for Selected Louisiana Crops." Louisiana Rural Economist, 52, No. 3, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 1990.

Zapata, H. O. and L. E. Dellenbarger. "Trends in the Louisiana Seafood Industry." Louisiana Rural Economist, 51, No. 3. Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, September 1989.

Denison, J. F., H. O. Zapata and H. D. Traylor. "An Early Evaluation of the Rice Futures Market." Louisiana Rural Economist, 50, No. 3. Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 1988.

Zapata, H. O. and W. M. Gauthier. "The Role of Prices and Government Programs in Acreage Response for Selected Louisiana Commodities." Louisiana Rural Economist, 50, No. 4. Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 1988.

Other Selected Reports

Zapata, H. O. “Business Planning Trip Report: Red Meat, Poultry and Seafood Sectors of South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zambia.” Prepared for LSU Ag Center International Programs / PFID Project (USAID), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 2006.

Zapata, H. O. “Assessment of Market Linkages in the Red Meat, Poultry and Seafood Sectors of South Africa, Namibia, and Zambia.” Prepared for LSU Ag Center International Programs / PFID Project (USAID), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 2005.

Nuñez, Oscar and H. O. Zapata. “ Comercio Exterior and Crecimiento Economico: La Evidencia de Centroamerica.” Banco Centroamericano de Integracion Economica, Cuadernos Socieconomicos del BCIE, Cuaderno No. 17, May 1996.

Giesler, G. G., M. E. Salassi, G. D. Schnitkey, R. E. Coats, and H. O. Zapata. “A Rice Farm Financial-Policy Simulation Model.” Proceedings: Twenty-sixth Rice Technical Working Group, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, 1996, pp.98-99.

Fortenbery, T. R. and H. O. Zapata. "An Evaluation of Price Linkages Between Futures and Cash Markets for Cheddar Cheese." Research Report, The Center for Food Policy Research, Working Paper 107, March 1995.

Zapata, H. O. and A. N. Rambaldi. "Non-Causality Tests in Cointegrated Systems: Small Sample Performance of the Likelihood Ratio and the Wald Statistics." Working Paper Series No. 78, Department of Econometrics, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia, December 1994.

Kazmierczak, Jr., R. F., H. O. Zapata, and H. Diop. "Identifying Export Market Structure and Competitiveness: The Case of Mauritanian Octopus." SP-94-08, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, December 1994.

Kazmierczak, Jr., R. F., H. O. Zapata, and H. Diop. "Price Discrimination in Mauritanian Octopus Export Markets." SP-94-03, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, September 1994.

Zapata, H. O., B. K. Kanjilal, A. M. Heagler, B. McManus, and W. Wilkerson. "A Note on Measuring Comparative Advantage." SP-90-09, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 1990.

Zapata, H. O. “Bayesian and NonBayesian Techniques for Forecasting Monthly Cattle Prices.” Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, July 1987.

Zapata, H. O. "An Economic Analysis of Costs for One-Row Machinery Farms in Louisiana Sugarcane Producing Areas." Unpublished Masters Thesis, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, December 1983.

SAMPLE OF PRESENTATIONS/MEETINGS

Zapata, H. O. Organizer and Moderator, “The Theory and Practice of Modeling Ordered Choices.” In collaboration with presenters: William H. Greene, Joseph Herrigers, and Jayson Lusk. Econometrics Track Session, Annual Meetings of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Denver, Colorado, July 27, 2010.

Pujula, A. L., D. I. Maradiaga, H. O. Zapata, and M. R. Dicks. “A Century of Crop Yield Density Estimation with Perspectives.” Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Denver, Colorado, July 25-27, 2010.

Zapata, Hector O. Organizer and Moderator, “Practicing and Teaching Econometrics in R.” In collaboration with presenters Jeffrey Racine, Sujit Ghosh, and Barry Goodwin; Econometrics Track Session, Annual Meetings of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 28, 2009.

Zapata, H. O. “The Intellectual Contributions of Agricultural Economists.” Presidential Address, Annual Meetings of the Southern Agricultural Economics Association, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2, 2009.

Zapata, H. O. Presiding. Regular Meetings of the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Executive Committee. Teleconference: March 16, 2009. Summer Meeting June 11, 2009.

Zapata, H. “Semiparametric Econometric Specification Tests.” Paper presented at the Midwest Econometrics Group Conference, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, October 12, 2007.

Dufour, E., H. Zapata, and P. L. Kennedy. “Time Series Modeling of International Agricultural Trade Policy.” Poster presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Portland, Oregon, July 30, 2007.

Zapata, H. O. “First-Year Residency Requirement: Advancing the Flagship Agenda.” Educational Policy Committee, Resolution and Justification Presented to the LSU Faculty Senate for Voting, January 24, 2007. Approved.

Martinez, O and H. Zapata, “Use of Asymmetric Cycle Autoregressive Models to Improve Forecasting of Time Series Variables.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Long Beach, California, July 24, 2006.

Sulgham, A. and H. O. Zapata. “A Semiparametric Approach to Estimate Engle Curves with U.S. Micro Data.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Long Beach, California, July 24, 2006.

Zapata, H. O. and W. Gauthier. “Incorporation of Evolutionary Economic and Related Multidisciplinary Concepts into a Conceptualization of a Market.” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Southern Agricultural Economics Association, Orlando, Florida, February 7, 2006.

Sulgham, A. and H. O. Zapata. “A Dynamic Approach to Estimate Theoretically Consistent US Meat Demand System.” Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the Southern Agricultural Economics Association, Orlando, Florida, February 8, 2006.

Paudel, K. P., H. O. Zapata, M. J. Schaffer, and H. Marzooghi. “Does Social Capital Have a Role in Environmental Kuznet Curve? Spatial Parametric Regression Approach.” Selected Paper Presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Providence, Rodhe Island, July 26, 2005.

Zapata, H. O. “Business Planning for Red Meats, Poultry and Seafood.” Presented to public and private sector participants, in Maputo, Mozambique (May 31, 2006), Stellenbosch, South Africa (June 3, 2006), and Lusaka, Zambia (June 6, 2006). Collaborative project of the LSU AgCenter International Programs/ Partnership for Food Industry Development (PFID) sponsored by USAID.

Zapata, H. O. “Livestock Market System Development in Southern Africa.” A Workshop,
Agribusiness Sector and Academic Participants, Stellenbosch, South Africa (June 23, 2005), Windhoek, Namibia (June 27-28, 2005), Lusaka, Zambia (July 6-7, 2005). Collaborative project of the LSU AgCenter International Programs/ Partnership for Food Industry Development (PFID) sponsored by USAID.

Zapata, H. O. “Livestock Market System Development Southern Africa.” Focus Groups,
Agribusiness Sector and Academic Participants, Stellenbosch, South Africa (June 23, 2005),
Windhoek, Namibia (June 28, 2005), Lusaka, Zambia (July 6-8, 2005). Collaborative project of the LSU AgCenter International Programs/Partnership for Food Industry Development (PFID) sponsored by USAID.

Zapata, H. O. (Collaborating Facilitator). “National Stakeholder Meetings on Strategic Plan of Action for Agricultural Development in Honduras.” Numerous Focus Groups with Public and Private Stakeholders in Honduras. In collaboration with International Programs (LakshmanVellupillai/ProjectLeader; Brett Craig, Facilitator), Louisiana Alliance/Presidential Program for Investments in Honduras. February and March 2001.
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