Harvey S. James, Jr.

Portrait of Harvey James in suit coat against stone background

PhD

Interim Division Director

Division of Applied Social Sciences

Professor

Division of Applied Social Sciences

Research at a glance

Area(s) of Expertise

Research Summary

My research focuses on applied ethics and the economic foundations of trust, happiness, and ethical behavior.

Harvey S. James, Jr., Ph.D., is Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the Division of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Missouri. James’s research focuses on applied ethics and the economic foundations of trust, happiness, and ethical behavior. He is currently conducting research on how the structure of agricultural networks affects perceptions of fairness and how cognitive biases contribute to problems of foodborne illness outbreaks. His edited book, Handbook on the Human Impact of Agriculture, which explores the effects of agriculture and the agrifood system on farmers and non-farmers, was published in 2021. His previous edited books include Ethical Tensions from New Technology: The Case of Agricultural Biotechnology (2018), which reviews the ethical implications of technological innovation and adaptation in the agricultural industry, and The Ethics and Economics of Agrifood Competition (2013), which examines the question of whether there is adequate competition in the agrifood industry. James is former editor-in-chief of the journal Agriculture and Human Values and is a member of the editorial boards at Business Ethics Quarterly and Academy of Management Perspectives.

Educational background

Ph.D. Economics, Washington University in St. Louis, 1995

Courses taught

ABM 1041: Applied Microeconomics
ABM 3241: Ethical Issues in Agriculture