Sanjib Bhuyan


Associate Professor  and Graduate Program Director
Department of Agricultural, Food & Resource Economics
55 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8520
Email:  bhuyan@sebs.rutgers.edu


Education
Ph.D.   Agricultural Economics          University of Connecticut   
M.S.     Agricultural Economics          University of Connecticut    
M.S.     Agricultural Economics          University of Nebraska-Lincoln   
M.Sc.   Rural-regional Dev. Plang.     Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand   
B.Sc.    (distinction) Agriculture        Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, India    

Research
My research areas could be broadly divided into following areas:

  • Industrial organization of the food industries: Primary focus is on the problems and issues related to food firm and industry organization and behavior, particularly relating to structure, conduct and performance.  Past and current research include modeling and measurement of structure, conduct and performance of food industries and analysis of vertical coordination. In addition, the food marketing aspect of this research focuses on the economics of FAFH and FAH markets, consumer behavior, and marketing of agricultural products in developing countries.
  • Cooperatives:Interest is mainly on cooperative theory and practice.  Research in this area include analysis of integration incentives for farmer-owned cooperatives, conducting market potential studies for non-agricultural businesses and cooperatives, carrying out performance analysis of farmer-owned cooperatives, and examining the role of cooperatives in agricultural and rural development.
  • South Asia Program at Rutgers University: Rutgers University has recently established a new South Asian Studies Program (SASP; http://southasia.rutgers.edu/). Faculty members associated with SASP have chosen to define the term 'South Asia' broadly, to include the nations of Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet, as well as the bordering nations of Afghanistan and Myanmar. SASP seeks to promote the study of this region and its diasporic communities through the development of an interdisciplinary set of courses, speakers' series, and public events.  I am one of the core faculty members of this program.

Teaching
In general, reflects my research interests.  More specifically, I teach both undergraduate and graduate courses that are designed for students interested in food marketing management and the industrial organization of the food industries.  An additional and continued goal is to create a strong curriculum in the economics of food marketing

Undergraduate Courses:
Econ. of Food Marketing Sys. (11:373:331)
Business Research (11:373:465)

Graduate Courses:
Industrial Organization of the Food Industries (16:395:504)
Business Research (16:395:510)


Selected Publications


Journal Articles

Asirvatham, J. and S. Bhuyan, 2017. "Incentives and Impacts of Vertical Coordination in a Food Production-Marketing Chain: A Non-cooperative Multi-stage, Multi-player Analysis." Jr. of Industry, Competition and Trade, DOI 10.1007/s10842-017-0247-2.

Grinberg, I., Bhuyan, S., Jin, Y., & Wang, L. 2015. "Examining the Awareness and Persuasive Effects of Online WOM." International Jr. of Online Marketing, 5(1): 1-19.

Bhuyan, S. 2014. "Visiting an Old Battleground in Empirical Industrial Organization: SCP vs. NEIO." Applied Economics Letters, 21 (11): 751-754.

Bhuyan, S. and M. McCafferty, 2013. "U.S. brewing Industry Profitability:  A Simultaneous Determination of Structure, Conduct, and Performance." Jr. of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, 11(1): 139-150.

Bhuyan, S. 2012. "An Analysis of Dairy Farmer Participation in Co-operatives in the Northeast United States." Jr. Of Cooperative Studies, 45 (2):25-41.

Bond, J. and S. Bhuyan, 2011. "Industry Leaders' Perspective on Communicating the Cooperative Value Package." Choices, 26 (3), 2011.

Bhuyan, S., 2011. "Do Consumers' Attitudes and Preferences Determine Their FAFH Behavior? An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior." Agribusiness: An Int. Journal, 27 (2):205-220.

Bhuyan, S. 2007. “The ‘people’ factor in cooperatives: The effect of attitudes on member participation and commitment.” Canadian Jr. of Agricultural Economics, 55: 275-298.

 Stewart, H., N. Blisard, D. Jolliffe, and S. Bhuyan, 2006.  "Food away from home: Do other demands compete with our desire to be healthy?" Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 30 (3):520-36.

 Bhuyan, S.  2005.  "Does vertical integration effect market power? Evidence from U.S. food manufacturing industries."  Jr. of Agric. and Appl. Econ.  37(1): 263-76.

 Bhuyan, S. 2005.  "An empirical evaluation of factors determining vertical mergers in U.S. food manufacturing industries."  Agribusiness: An International Jr. 21(3): 429-45.

 Govndasamy, R., DeCongelio, M. and S. Bhuyan, 2005.  "Characteristics of frequent buyers of organic produce in the Northeast U.S.: A logistic analysis." Jr. of Agricultural Products Marketing, 11 (4):3-20..

 Bhuyan, S., H. Stewart, and R. Govindasamy. 2003.  "Satisfaction evaluation of food-away-from-home choices by consumers." Jr. of Food Distribution Research, 34(1): 7-12.

Bhuyan, S. 2002.  “Impact of vertical mergers on industry profitability: An empirical evaluation.” Rev. of Industrial Organization, 20: 61-79.

Bhuyan, S. and F. L. Leistritz, 2001. "An examination of characteristics and determinants of success of cooperatives in the non-agricultural sectors." Journal of Cooperation, 16: 46-62.

Bhuyan, S. 2000. "Corporate political activities and oligopoly welfare loss." Rev. of Industrial Organization, (17):411-426.

Bhuyan, S. and F. L. Leistritz, 2000. "Cooperatives in non-agricultural sectors: A potential community development tool." Journal of  Community Development Society, 31 (1): 89-111.

Bhuyan, S. and R. A. Lopez, 1998.  "Oligopoly power and allocative efficiency in the U.S. food and tobacco manufacturing." Journal of Agricultural Economics,  (September 1998): 434-442

Bhuyan, S. and R. A. Lopez, 1998.  "What determines welfare losses from oligopoly power in the food and tobacco industries?" Agricultural & Resource Economics Review, (October 1998): 258-265.

Lopez, R. A. and S. Bhuyan, 1998.  "Determinants of allocative efficiency losses from oligopoly power." Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance , 38, 1 (Spring 1998): 25-45.

Bhuyan, S. and R. A. Lopez, 1997.  "Oligopoly power in the food and tobacco industries." American Journal of Agricultural Economics ,  79 (August): 1035-43.

Lopez, R. A. and S. Bhuyan, 1996.  "A comparison of oligopoly welfare loss estimates for U.S. food manufacturing: Comment." American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 78 (August): 706-709.

Bhuyan, S. and R. A. Lopez, 1995.  "Welfare losses under alternative oligopoly regimes: The U.S. food and tobacco manufacturing industries." Journal of Agriculture and Applied Economics, 27 (Dec.): 577-587.

Royer, J. S. and S. Bhuyan, 1995. "Forward integration by farmer cooperatives: Comparative incentives and impacts." Journal of Cooperatives, 10:33-48.

Royer, J. S. and S. Bhuyan, 1993.  "Formula price contracts as an alternative to forward integration by farmer cooperatives." Journal of Agricultural Cooperation, 8:28-38.

Bhuyan, S., 1992. "Some aspects of agricultural price policy, supply response, and marketing in India." Economic Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific , 43 (1):29-36.

Bhuyan, S., 1990. "State intervention in agricultural marketing: Is it necessary?" Agricultural Marketing, 33 (1), April:2-13.

Bhuyan, S., S. D. Urs, and K. E. Weber, 1988.  "Marketing farm produce: An efficiency test of traditional and regulated markets based on evidence from Assam, India." Economic Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific , 39(2):46-55.

Published Books

Bhuyan, S., H. Demaine, and K. E. Weber, 1990. Market Regulation or Regulated market? The Case of Assam, India. HSD Monograph no. 19, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. xi+173.  ISBN 9-74-820106-6.

 Book chapters

Bhuyan, S. and R. A. Lopez, 2006. “Oligopoly power and allocative efficiency in U.S. food and tobacco manufacturing industries.” in Harry M. Kaiser and Nobuhiro Suzuki (eds.) New Empirical Industrial Organization and the Food System, Chap. 5, pp. 125-139, Peter Lang Publishing: Ithaca, NY.

Royer, J. S. and S. Bhuyan, 1994.  "Market incentives for cooperative forward integration into processing activities," in Ronald W. Cotterill (ed.) Competitive Strategy Analysis for Agricultural Marketing Cooperatives , Chap. 3, pp. 35-57, Westview Press, Boulder, CO.

Bhuyan, S., K.E. Weber, and K.C. Talukdar, 1993.  "Impact of regulations on Dhing Regulated Market in Assam, India." in K. C. Talukdar and B. C. Bhowmick (eds.) Marketing of Perishable Products, Chapter 21, pp. 207-230, New Delhi: B.R. Publishing Corp.

Research Reports

Stewart, H., N. Blissard, S. Bhuyan, and R. M. Nayga, Jr.. 2004. “The Demand for Food Away From Home: Full-service or Fast Food?” Agricultural Economic Report 829, ERS/USDA, January.

Dale, L., D. Millstein, K. Couglin, R. van Buskirk, G. Rosenquist, A. Lekov, and S. Bhuyan.  2004.  “An Analysis of Price Determination and Markups in the Air-Conditioning and Heating Equipment Industry.”  LBNL #5291, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, CA, January.

Bhuyan, S., R. VanVranken, B. Henehan, R. Poorbaugh, B. Onyango, F. Hossain, and R. Govindasamy. 2001.  “An Analysis of the Performance of Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Cooperatives in the Northeast.” NJAES Report no. P-02804-1-2001.  Dept. of Agricultural, Food & Resource Economics, Rutgers University.  September 2001.

Onyango, B. and S. Bhuyan. 2000. "A supply response analysis of the fruits and vegetables sectors in New Jersey." NJAES report no. P-02804-2-2000, Dept. of Agricultural, Food & Resource Economics, Rutgers University, August.

Onyango, B. and S. Bhuyan. 2000. "A situation analysis of production and consumption of fruits and vegetables in the Northeastern United States." NJAES report no. P_02804_1_2000, Dept. of Agricultural, Food & Resource Economics, Rutgers University, March.

Bhuyan, S. and F. Olson. 1998.  "Potential role of non-agricultural cooperatives in rural development: A report on focus group studies conducted in rural North Dakota."  Ag. Econ. Research Report #383, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, January.

Bhuyan, S., F. L. Leistritz, and D. W. Cobia, 1998.  "Non-agricultural cooperatives in the U.S.: Roles, difficulties, and prospects." Ag. Econ. Research Report #388, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, April.

Bhuyan, S. 1997.  "Availability and market potential of non-agricultural businesses in the Northern Plains states," Ag. Econ. Research Report No. 371, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, June.

Bhuyan, S., 1996.  "Potential applications for shared-services cooperatives in North Dakota," Ag. Econ. Misc. Report No. 178, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, June.

Bhuyan, S., 1996. "Trade analysis of retail and service industries in North Dakota for planning local economic development,", Ag. Econ. Research Report No. 363, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, October.

Bhuyan, S. and F. L. Leistritz, 1996.  "Economic impacts of cooperatives in North Dakota, 1996," AE Series Reports 96009, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, December.

Bhuyan, S., D. C. Cobia, and F. L. Leistritz, 1996.  "Availability and market potential of non-agricultural businesses in North Dakota," Ag. Econ. Research Report No. 360, Dept. of Agricultural Economics, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, September.

Bhuyan, S. and R. W. Cotterill, 1995.  "Countervailing power and seller performance in U.S. food and tobacco manufacturing industries," NE-165 Working paper No. 40, April.

Bhuyan, S. and B. Johnson, 1991.  "Changes in agrarian structure and its impact on agricultural development in India: A review," Staff Paper no. 2, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.

* Abstracts of some additional publications are available at Economics Research Network’s (ERN) home page: http://www.SSRN.com/  (or http://papers.ssrn.com) AND AgEconSearch or Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics (http://agecon.lib.umn.edu).


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