Kent Messer

Kent Messer

S. Hallock du Pont Professor, Director of the Center for Experimental & Applied Economics, University of Delaware

Kent Messer is the S. Hallock du Pont Professor of Applied Economics and the director of the Center for Experimental & Applied Economics at the University of Delaware. He also co-directs the Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR), a USDA Center of Excellence.

Messer’s research interests include the behavioral response to food risks and the interface between agriculture and the environment. He has over 85 published works, served as editor of the Agricultural and Resource Economics Review and is an associate editor for the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Messer has been an investigator of interdisciplinary proposals worth over $70 million from numerous sources including NSF, EPA, NOAA and USDA. His most recent book is The Science of Strategic Conservation: Protecting More with Less published by Cambridge University Press.