-Journal Articles

Perez-Quesada, G., N.P. Hendricks, and D.R. Steward. 2024. “The Economic Cost of Groundwater Depletion in the High Plains Aquifer.” Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, in press.

Earnhart, D. and N.P. Hendricks. 2023. “Adapting to Water Restrictions: Intensive versus Extensive Adaptation over Time Differentiated by Water Right Seniority.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, in press.

Hendricks, N.P., A. Smith, N.B. Villoria, and M. Stigler. Forthcoming. “The effects of agricultural policy on supply and productivity: Evidence from differential changes in distortionsAgricultural Economics 54(1): 44-61.

Yu, J., N.B. Villoria, and N.P. Hendricks. 2022. “The incidence of foreign market tariffs on farmland rental ratesFood Policy 11: 102343.

Obembe, O.S. and N.P. Hendricks. 2022. “Marginal cost of carbon sequestration through forest afforestation of agricultural land in the southeastern United States.” Agricultural Economics, 53: 59-73.

Hendricks, Nathan P. 2022. “Would Farmers Benefit from Removing More Land from Production in the Next Farm Bill?Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 44(3): 1139-1157.

Lark, Tyler J, Nathan P. Hendricks, Aaron Smith, Nicholas Pates, Seth A. Spawn-Lee, Matthew Bougie, Eric Booth, Christopher J. Kucharik, and Holly K Gibbs. 2022. “Environmental Outcomes of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119 (9): e2101084119.

Lark, Tyler J, Nathan P. Hendricks, Aaron Smith, Nicholas Pates, Seth A. Spawn-Lee, Matthew Bougie, Eric Booth, Christopher J. Kucharik, and Holly K Gibbs. 2022. “Reply to Falconi et al.: Economic red herrings and resistance to new modeling hinder progress in assessing ethanol’s land use change.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119 (51): e2216091119.

Lee, J. and N.P. Hendricks. 2022. “Irrigation Decisions in Response to Groundwater Salinity in Kansas.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 47(3): 616-633.

Pates, Nicholas J. and N.P. Hendricks. 2021. “Fields from Afar: Evidence of Heterogeneity in United States Corn Rotational Response from Remote Sensing Data.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 103(5): 1759-1782.

Ao, Y.Z., N.P. Hendricks, and L.T. Marston. 2021. “Growing farms and groundwater depletion in the Kansas High PlainsEnvironmental Research Letters 16: 084065.

Obembe, O., N.P. Hendricks, and J. Tack. 2021. “Decreased Wheat Production in the USA from Climate Change Driven by Yield Losses Rather Than Crop Abandonment.” PLOS ONE 16(6): e0252067.

Perez-Quesada, G., and N.P. Hendricks. 2021. “Lessons from Local Governance and Collective Action Efforts to Manage Irrigation Withdrawals in Kansas.” Agricultural Water Management 247: 106736.

Taylor, M.R., N.P. Hendricks, G.S. Sampson, and D. Garr. 2021. “The Opportunity Cost of the Conservation Reserve Program: A Kansas Land ExampleApplied Economic Perspectives and Policy 43(2): 849-865.

Janzen, J.P., and N.P. Hendricks. 2020. “Are Farmers Made Whole by Trade Aid?Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 42 (2): 205–26.

Yu, J. and N.P. Hendricks. 2020. “Input Use Decisions with Greater Information on Crop Conditions: Implications for Insurance Moral Hazard and the Environment.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 102(3): 826-845.

McKendree, M.G.S., G.T. Tonsor, T.C. Schroeder, and N.P. Hendricks. 2020. “Impact of Retail and Export Demand on United States Cattle Producers.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 102(3): 866-883.

Pates, N. and N.P. Hendricks. 2020. “Additionality from Payments for Environmental Services with Technology Diffusion.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 102(1): 281-299.

Sampson, G.S., N.P. Hendricks, and M. Taylor. 2019. “Land Market Valuation of Groundwater.” Resource and Energy Economics 58: 101120.

Drysdale, K.M. and N.P. Hendricks. 2018. “Adaptation to an Irrigation Water Restriction Imposed through Local Governance.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 91: 150-165.

Nakelse, T., T.J. Dalton, N.P. Hendricks, and M. Hodjo. 2018. “Are Smallholder Farmers Better or Worse Off from an Increase in the International Price of Cereals?Food Policy 79: 213-223. [Online Appendix]

Hendricks, N.P. 2018. “Potential Benefits from Innovations to Reduce Heat and Water Stress in Agriculture.” Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 5(3): 545-576. Online Appendix

Hendricks, N.P. and E. Er. 2018. “Changes in Cropland Area in the United States and the Role of CRP.” Food Policy 75: 15-23. Online Appendix

Quintana-Ashwell, N.E., J.M. Peterson, and N.P. Hendricks. 2018. “Optimal Groundwater Management under Climate Change and Technical Progress.” Resource and Energy Economics 51: 67-83.

Wibowo, R.P., N.P. Hendricks, I. Kisekka, and A. Araya. 2017. “Using a Crop Simulation Model to Understand the Impact of Risk Aversion on Optimal Irrigation Management.” Transactions of the ASABE 60(6): 2111-2122.

Tack, J., A. Barkley, and N.P. Hendricks. 2017. “Irrigation Offsets Wheat Yield Reductions from Warming Temperatures.” Environmental Research Letters, 12(11): 114027.

Embaye, W., N.P. Hendricks, and N. Lilja. 2017. “Sorghum Research and Poverty Reduction in the Presence of Trade Distortions in Ethiopia.” African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 12(2): 174-187.

Hendricks, N.P. and K. Drysdale. 2015. “In-Class Experiment Assesses Empathy for International Hunger and Poverty.” North American Colleges & Teachers of Agriculture Journal 59(3): 253-258.

Hendricks, N.P. and A. Smith. 2015. “Grouped Coefficients to Reduce Bias in Heterogeneous Dynamic Panel Models with Small T.” Applied Economics 47(40): 4335-4348. [Online Appendix] [Code]

Peterson, J.M., C.M. Smith, J.C. Leatherman, N.P. Hendricks, and J.A. Fox. 2015. “Transaction Costs in Payment for Environmental Service Contracts.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 97(1): 219-238. [Online Appendix] [Data and Code]

Hendricks, N.P., J.P. Janzen, and A. Smith. 2015. “Futures Prices in Supply Analysis: Are Instrumental Variables Necessary?” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 97(1): 22-39. [Online Appendix] [Data and Code]

Hendricks, N.P., S. Sinnathamby, K. Douglas-Mankin, A. Smith, D.A. Sumner, and D.H. Earnhart. 2014. “The Environmental Effects of Crop Price Increases: Nitrogen Losses in the U.S. Corn Belt.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 68(3): 507-526. [Online Appendix] [Data and Code] [High-resolution versions of the figures]

Hendricks, N.P., A. Smith, and D.A. Sumner. 2014. “Crop Supply Dynamics and the Illusion of Partial Adjustment.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 96(5): 1469-1491. [Online Appendix] [Data and Code]

Brown, J.C., E. Hanley, J. Bergtold, M. Caldas, V. Barve, D. Peterson, R. Callihan, J. Gibson, B. Gray, N. Hendricks, N. Brunsell, K. Dobbs, J. Kastens, D. Earnhart. 2014. “Ethanol Plant Location and Intensification vs. Extensification of Corn Cropping in Kansas.” Applied Geography 53: 141-148.

Hendricks, N.P., and D.A. Sumner. 2014. “The Effects of Policy Expectations on Crop Supply, with an Application to Base Updating.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics 96(3): 903-923.

Hendricks, N.P., J.P. Janzen, and K.C. Dhuyvetter. 2012 “Subsidy Incidence and Inertia in Farmland Rental Markets: Estimates from a Dynamic Panel.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 37(3): 361-378.

Hendricks, N.P. and J.M. Peterson. 2012. “Fixed Effects Estimation of the Intensive and Extensive Margins of Irrigation Water Demand.” Journal of Agricultural & Resource Economics 37(1): 1-19. (Outstanding JARE Article Award)

Steward, D.R., J.M. Peterson, X. Yang, T. Bulatewicz, M. Herrera-Rodriguez, D. Mao, and N.P. Hendricks. 2009. “Groundwater Economics: An Object-Oriented Foundation for Integrated Studies of Irrigated Agricultural Systems.” Water Resources Research, 45(5): W05430.

Hendricks, N.P. and L.L. Nalley. 2008. “Who Benefits from Global Agricultural Trade Liberalization? The Case of Wheat and Maize.” Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development, 4(2): 141-157.

Book Chapters

Hendricks, N.P. 2018. “Waters of the US Rule and Clean Water Act and Cost-Effective Approaches to Water-Quality Improvement.” In V.H. Smith, J.W. Glauber, and B.K. Goodwin, eds. Agricultural Policy in Disarray, Volume II. American Enterprise Institute: Washington, D.C.

Lusk, J.L., J. Tack, and N.P. Hendricks. Forthcoming. “Heterogeneous Yield Impacts from Adoption of Genetically Engineered Corn and the Importance of Controlling for Weather.” In W. Schlenker, ed. Agricultural Productivity and Producer Behavior. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, IL.

Peterson, J.M. and N.P. Hendricks. 2016. “Economics of Water.” In K. Conca and E. Weinthal, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Water Politics and Policy. Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199335084.013.22.

Other Publications

Hendricks, N.P., I. Kisekka, V. Sharda, and M. Taylor. 2018. “The Value of Water in GMD 5.” Report commissioned by Water Protection Association of Central Kansas. December 20, 2018.

Hendricks, N.P. 2017. “WOTUS Rule and Clean Water Act Fail to Provide Cost-Effective Improvements in Water Quality.” American Enterprise Institute.


The Dynamics and Spatial Heterogeneity of Crop Acreage Response to Price: Problems of Aggregation and Pooling


AGEC 315 – Contemporary Issues in Global Food and Agricultural Systems

AGEC 315 is an undergraduate course that covers issues of world supply and demand for food, environmental and resource economics, international trade, and international development. Students are introduced to the basic economic concepts related to these issues as well as developing a perspective on current issues facing global food and agricultural systems.

AGEC 810 – Price, Income, and Trade Policies for Agriculture

This graduate-level course develops tools and considers examples related to the analysis of agricultural policies. We examine the effects of price, income, and trade policies on consumer and producer welfare. We consider current policy issues as well as providing an historical sense of how policies have evolved.

AGEC 936 – Quantitative Topics in Agricultural Economics

I teach a module of this team-taught course for PhD students. In my module, I teach quasi-experimental methods such as matching estimators, instrumental variables, difference-in-differences, regression discontinuity, and quantile regression. I also discuss the use of cluster standard errors.