Alan Ker

Alan  Ker
  • Elton R. Smith Endowed Chair
  • Established through gifts from alumni, friends, and the Michigan Farm Bureau in honor of Elton R. Smith
  • Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics


Dr. Alan Ker is a professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics. He holds a joint Ph.D. in both economics and statistics, and has lent his expertise to a number of institutions in the U.S. and Canada. He has served as president of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society, managing editor of the Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, and he is a Fellow of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society.