Welcome New TOTM Blogger Mike Sykuta

Josh Wright —  27 October 2009

TOTM is extremely excited to announce the latest addition to our team, Mike Sykuta.  Readers might know Mike from his guest blogging stints at Organization and Markets.  Or perhaps making Brad DeLong’s Hall of Honor.  Mike joins J.W. Verret as the second addition to blog in the last week, and we hope to announce some other major changes in the very near future.  Mike is Director of the Contracting and Organizations Research Institute (CORI) at the University of Missouri and received his Ph.D. in economics at Washington University in St. Louis.  Mike is a productive scholar in the New Institutional Economics tradition who works on contracting, corporate governance, and the political economy of regulation.   Recent scholarship includes:

The Elgar Companion to Transaction Cost Economics. Introduced and edited by Peter G. Klein and Michael E. Sykuta. Edward Elgar Publishing (expected 2010).

“New Institutional Econometrics: The Case of Contracting and Organizations Research” Chapter 6 in E. Brousseau and J.M. Glachant (eds.), New Institutional Economics: A Textbook, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2008

“Farmer Trust in Producer- and Investor-Owned Firms: Evidence from Missouri Corn and Soybean Producers” (with Harvey S. James, Jr.), Agribusiness: An International Journal, 22(1) January 2006

“Property Right and Organizational Characteristics of Producer-Owned Firms and Organizational Trust” (with Harvey S. James, Jr.), Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 76(4) December 2005

“Market Integration: Case Studies of Structural Change” (with Jason V. Franklin, Joe Parcell, and Chris Fulcher), Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 34(2) October 2005

“Agricultural Organization in an Era of Traceability,” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 37(2) August 2005

“Politics, Economics, and the Regulation of Direct Interstate Shipping in the Wine Industry” (with Gina M. Riekhof), American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 87(2) May 2005

“Who’s Monitoring the Monitor? Do Outside Directors Protect Shareholders’ Interests?” (with Eric Helland), Financial Review, 40(2) May 2005

Welcome Mike!