Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes

Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes

Agriculture Economics and Biotechnology

Office address: 125A Mumford, University of Missouri
Office phone: (573) 882-0143
Fax: (573) 882-3958

Research Interest

Economics and policy of agrifood biotechnology and other agribusiness innovations.


Dr. Kalaitzandonakes' current research focuses on the economics and policy of agrifood biotechnology and other agribusiness innovations.

After 15 years of research and product development, biotechnology has taken the global agrifood industry by storm. In the US and elsewhere, it has been adopted faster than any other agrifood technology on record. It has pushed along the ongoing consolidation of the global agrifood industry. And, it has confronted consumers, public officials, industry entrepreneurs, scientists, journalists, ethicists and others with complex questions on food and environmental safety, international trade, and other key issues.

Dr. Kalaitzandonakes' recent research deals with the economic and environmental impacts of biotechnology, strategic changes in the agrifood supply chain emerging from the use of biotechnology, structural change, optimal national and international biotechnology policies and regulation, consumer response to biotech foods, and issues around the communication of biotechnology. Dr. Kalaitzandonakes also works on the economics of e-commerce in the agrifood sector.

Selected Publications