Michael Sykuta, PhD

Associate Professor

Agricultural & Applied Economics; Markets & Policy

Executive Director, Financial Research Institute

Financial Research Institute

Contact Information

Email SykutaM@missouri.edu
Phone 573-882-1738
Address 143B Mumford Hall
Websites Google Scholar
Personal Site
Social Science Research Network


BS, Economics, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1989
MA, Economics, Washington University, 1990
PhD, Economics, Washington University, 1994


Organizational economics
Management strategy
Regulation and antitrust
Political economy
Economics of contracting


Dr. Sykuta’s research focuses on contracting practices, firm organization, organizational governance and the implications of regulation and government programs for business organization and contracting. This has included such topics as contract structures for ag commodities, the structure of the ag value chain, regulation and distribution of wine and franchising organizations and entrepreneurship.


AG_EC 4971: Agribusiness Management Strategy
AG_EC 4990: Economic Analysis of Policy and Regulation
AG_EC 8520: Economics of Transactions & Contracting
AG_EC 9042: Advanced Microeconomic Theory & Applications II
AG_EC 2050: For the Love of Food: Global Food System Debate


Contracting & Organizations Research Institute (CORI)