Jeff Beaulieu | College of Agricultural Sciences | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Jeff Beaulieu, Ph.D.

Emeritus-Associate Professor, Agribusiness Economics

Jeff Beaulieu


Dr. Beaulieu is a marketing and transportation economist by training and has worked on a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary issues related to agricultural marketing and modeling of sustainable producer decision making in a watershed environment. He has worked as a Principle and/or co- Principle investigator on numerous grants for state and national granting agencies with awards in excess of $1.5 million.

Special Interests

  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Environmental and Agricultural Policy and Modeling


  • Ph.D., Economics, 1984, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, 1975, Loyola University, Chicago, IL

Recent Publications and Awards

  • Hambleton Heins, L., J. Beaulieu, I. Altman. The Effectiveness of Women's Agricultural Education Programs: A Survey from Annie's Project. Journal of Agricultural Education. 54(4): 1-9
  • Soman, Seth, Girmay Misgna, Steven Kraft, Chris Lant, and Jeff Beaulieu. "An Agent-Based Model of Multifunctional Agricultural Landscape Using Genetic Algorithms. "Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Agriculture and Applied Economics Association, Orlando, FL, July 2008. Abstract at:
  • Lant, C.L. Kraft, S.E., J. Beaulieu, D. Bennett, T. Loftus, and J. Nicklow, 2005. Using Ecological Economic Modeling to Evaluate Policies Affecting Agricultural Watersheds. Ecological Economics 55(4): 467-484.
  • Sengupta Raja, Christopher Lant, Steven Kraft, Jeffrey Beaulieu, William Peterson, Timothy Loftus, 2005. Modeling CRP Enrollment using Agents within Spatial Decision Support Systems: an Example from
  • Southern Illinois. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, volume 32(6): 821 834
  • Eberle, P., McDaniel, J., Beaulieu, J., Young, B. "Is Soft Red Winter Wheat Production Competitive with a Corn-Soybean Rotation?" Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. 2004.
Selected Grants:
  • "Virtual Watershed: Agricultural Landscape Evolution in an Adaptive Management Framework," Steven Kraft, George Melanson, John Nicklow, Chris Lant, Raja Sengupta. Funded by NSF- Biocomplexity, $450,000. 2004-2006
  • "Decision support for Water Quality Planning in Multiple Ownership Watersheds," Principal Investigator. with David Bennett, Steven Kraft, John Nicklow, Raja Sengupta Funded by Illinois Council of Food and Agricultural Research, CFAR, External $254,000. 1999-2003
  • "Understanding the Social Context of Ecological Restoration in Multiple Ownership Watersheds" with Jane Adams, Dave Bennett, Leslie Duram, Steven Kraft, Chris Lant, J.B. Ruhl. Funded by USDA/EPA, $1,107,000. 1999-2002.