Teaching and Research Interests
Bruce Beattie joined the faculty in 1990 as professor and head of department. He has held faculty positions at the University of Kentucky, Iowa State, Texas A&M, and Montana State University (including head of department). Teaching interests include production economics, intermediate microeconomics, and principles of microeconomics. Research interest area is production and agricultural economics. Current research/writing projects include “Stone-Geary Technology and Crop Response toApplied Nitrogen and Irrigation Water” (with Aradhyula) and a possible 3rd edition of The Economics of Production (with Taylor and Watts).
Awards and Honors
Beattie, Bruce R. and S. Aradhyula. (2015). “A Note on Threshold Factor Level(s) and Stone-Geary Technology.” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 47(4):482–493.
Watts, Myles J., J. Atwood, and B.R. Beattie. (2015). “Water Degredation Implications When Whole-Farm Irrigation Water Is Binding.” Water Resources and Economics 9:3–22.
Beattie, Bruce R. (2011). Readings in Production and Consumption Economics: Collected Papers of B.R. Beattie and Friends. Tucson: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Arizona. 85 pp.
Beattie, Bruce R., C.R. Taylor, and M.J. Watts. (2009). The Economics of Production, second edition. Malabar, FL: Krieger Publishing.
Beattie, Bruce R. (2006). On Doing More with Less and Other Messages for University Administrators: Collected Papers of a Former Insider. Tucson: Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Arizona. 101 pp.
Beattie, Bruce R. and J.T. LaFrance. (2006). “The Law of Demand Versus Diminishing Marginal Utility.” Review of Agricultural Economics 28(2):263–271.
Beattie, Bruce R., J.R. Mortensen, and L. Knudsen. (December 2004). “The Flexible Cubic Polynomial and Plateau Production Functions.” Journal of Agricultural Economics 191(4):55–64.
Beattie, Bruce R., M.T. Holt, and M.J. Watts. (Spring/Summer 2002). “On the Function Coefficient, Euler’s Theorem, and Homogeneity in Production Theory.” Review of Agricultural Economics 24(1):240–249.
Beattie, Bruce R. (2001). “The ‘Disappearance’ of Agricultural Land: Fact or Fiction?” In: Agriculture and the Environment: Searching for Greener Pastures, T.L. Anderson and B. Yandle, eds. Stanford: Hoover Press.
Beattie, Bruce R. and D.R. Biggerstaff. (1999). “Karnal Bunt: A Wimp of a Disease…But an Irresistible Political Opportunity.” Choices 14(2):4–8.