Bessler, David individual record
Regents Professor Emeritus

Dr. Bessler's research is in the area of applied decision analysis, especially as it contributes to understanding agricultural price uncertainty. He teaches graduate courses in research methodology and applied time series analysis.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles152
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  • Chen, J., Kibriya, S., Bessler, D., & Price, E. (2018). The relationship between conflict events and commodity prices in Sudan. 40(4), 663-684.
  • Huang, W., Lai, P., & Bessler, D. A. (2018). On the changing structure among Chinese equity markets: Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. 264(3), 1020-1032.
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  • Fang, L. u., & Bessler, D. A. (2017). Is it China that leads the Asian stock market contagion in 2015?. 25(11), 1-6.
  • Nerlove, M., & Bessler, D. A. (2001). Chapter 3 Expectations, information and dynamics. Elsevier.
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  • Bessler, D. A., McCarl, B. A., Wu, X., & Alan Love, H (2014). Quantitative Methods in Agricultural Economics. Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems. 1-10. Elsevier.
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  • Welch, J. M., Shafer, C. E., & Bessler, D. A (2014). Markets and Prices. Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems. 186-192. Elsevier.
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  • Akleman, D. G., Bessler, D. A., & Burton, D. M (1999). Modeling corn exports and exchange rates with directed graphs and statistical loss functions. Cooper, G. F., & Glymour, C. (Eds.), Computation, Causation, and Discovery. 497-520. AAAI Press.
Conference Papers16
  • Bessler, D. A., Dorfman, J. H., Holt, M. T., & LaFrance, J. T. (2010). Econometric Developments in Agricultural and Resource Economics: The First 100 Years. 92(2), 571-589.
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  • Dharmasena, S., Jr, C. O., & Bessler, D. A (2008). "Probability Evaluation Through Calibration, Resolution, Brier Score, and Yates-Partition: An Application to Qualitative Choice Models.". JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS. 33(3), 504-504.
  • Yu, T. H., Bessler, D. A., & Fuller, S. W. (2006). The influence of transportation rates on grain prices: A dynamic analysis. 1, 846-863.
  • Yu, T. H., Fuller, S. W., & Bessler, D. A. (2003). Lock congestion and its impact on grain barge rates on the upper Mississippi River.. 28(3), 655-655.
  • Reddy, A. R., Anderson, C. G., Bessler, D. A., & Shafer, C. E. (1999). The association between nearby cotton futures price and net bale commitments of speculative traders. 294-298.
chaired theses and dissertations
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mailing address
Texas A&M University; Agricultural Economics; 2124 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2124