University of Florida
Edward

Edward "Gilly" A. Evans

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P.O. Box 110240 IFAS
Gainesville, FL 32611-0240
305-246-7000 Ext. 272

 

Expertise

  • International Trade and Development
  • Policy Analysis
  • Commodity Research
  • Sanitary and Phytosanitary Issues
  • Pest Risk Analysis

Current Projects

  • "Improving Water Quality at the Watershed Level by Targeting High-return Stakeholders" USDA/CSREES. 2003-06.
  • "Foliar Acid Applications to Prevent Iron Deficiency in Tropical Fruit Crops Grown in Calcareous Soils." USDA/CSREES/Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Research Program. 2003-06.
  • "Development of Preventative Integrated Pest Management Vegetable Production Systems for South Florida for the Post Methylbromide Era." USDA/CSREES/Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Research Program. 2003-06.
  • "Economics of Managing Invasive Species in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Areas of the United States of America." USDA/CSREES/Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Research Program. 2003-06.
  • "Economic Analysis of Melaleuca Control in Florida." USDA/ARS. 2003-07.
  • "Potential Economic and Trade Impacts of Selected Invasive Pests and Diseases on Florida's Ornamental Industry." USDA/CSREES/Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Research Program. 2002-04.

Extension Activities

  • Risk Management Education
  • Farm and Natural Resource Management Education
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance Program

International Experience

  • Trinidad and Tobago W.I., Puerto Rico, Guyana South America, St. Lucia W.I., Dominca W.I, St. Vincent W.I., Belize, Montserrat Barbados, Grenada W.I.

Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles
  • Ranjan, R., and E. Evans. "Private Responses to Public Incentives for Invasive Species Management." Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics (submitted)
  • Evans, E. and J. VanSickle. "The Dilemma of Safer and Freer Trade: The Case of the US Nursery Industry." Choices (First Quarter) May 2004.
  • Evans, E. and L. Rankine. "The US Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002: Implications for CARICOM Sugar Producers" Journal of the Caribbean Agro-Economic Society, 6(1):51-72, October 2003.
  • VanSickle, J., E. Evans and R. Emerson. "U.S.-Canadian Tomato Wars: An Economist Tries to Make Sense out of Recent Anti-Dumping Suits." Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 35(2): 283-296, August 2003.
  • Evans, E. "Economic Dimensions of Invasive Species." Choices (Second Quarter). 2003.
  • Evans, E. and L. Rankine. "The US Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002: Implications for CARICOM Sugar Producers." Journal of Farm and Business (forthcoming December 2003).
  • Evans, E., S. Na Lampang, J. VanSickle. "Near-Term Prospects for the U.S. Sugar Industry." International Sugar Journal, 104(1238): 68-81, February 2002.
  • Singh, R., E. Evans, and S. Roberts. "Non-Trade Concerns and Special and Differential Treatment." Journal of Farm and Business, 5(2): 1-20, January 2002.
  • Evans, E., C. Davis. "Recent Developments in the U.S. Sugar and Sweeteners Markets: Implications for CARICOM Tariff Rate Quota Holders." Social and Economic Studies 49(4):1-36, December, 2000.
  • Evans, E., and C. Davis. "Policy Options for the Poultry (Broiler) Industry in Trinidad and Tobago under a Liberalized Trade Regime." Journal of Farm and Business, 4(1):1-11, March 2000.
Book Chapters
  • Evans, E., and C. Davis. "Dynamics of the US High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) Market." in Sugar and Related Sweeteners Markets: International Perspectives, A. Schmitz, T. Spreen, W. Messina and C. Moss, (Editors), Wallinford, Oxon: CABI Publishing, 2002.
  • Davis, C., Ballayram, E. Evans, and C. Y. Thomas. "Trade Liberalization and Small Economies: The Case of the Caribbean Community." in Agricultural Globalization, Trade and the Environment, C. Moss, G. Rausser, A. Schmitz, T. Taylor and D. Zilberman (Editors), Northwell MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001.
Extension Digital Information Source (EDIS) Publications:
  • Edward A. Evans and Sikavas Nalampang. "World, U.S. and Florida Avocado Situation and Outlook" FE639, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, May 2006.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Value Added Agriculture: Is It Right for Me?" FE638, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, May 2006.
  • Edward A. Evansand Alan Hodges. "Potential Impacts of Agritourism in South Miami-Dade County" FE637, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, May 2006.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Cinco Cosas que el Productor Agrá­cola puede Hacer para Mejorar las Ganancias de su Negocio" FE623, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, December 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Florida Avocado Production and Profitability Analysis" FE575, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, November 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Tratado de Libre Comercio de America Central y Repúbica Dominicana (TLCAC-RD): ¿Qué Hay en Ello para la Agricultura de Florida?" FE574, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, November 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Análisis Marginal: Un Procedimiento Económico para Seleccionar Tecnologías o Prácticas Alternativas" FE573, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, September 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Entendiendo las Tasas de Cambio: Es el Debilitamiento del Dólar Americano--Bueno, Malo o Indiferente para los Agricultores y Negocios Agrícolas en Florida?" FE572, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, September 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Five Things an Agricultural Producer Can Do to Improve Business Profitability" FE569, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, August 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Marginal Analysis: An Economic Procedure for Selecting Alternative Technologies/Practices" FE565, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, June 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Central American Free Trade Agreement-Dominican Republic (CAFTA-DR): What's in It for Florida Agriculture?" FE564, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, June 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans, Robert Degner,and Kimberly Morgan. "Seis Maneras de Mejorar las Ganancias de Lichi en el Sur de Florida" FE548, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, April 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans, Robert Degner, Jonathan Crane, Ray Rafie, and Carlos Balerdi. "¿Es Todavá­a Lucrativo Cultivar Lichi en la Florida?" FE547, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, April 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Understanding Exchange Rates: A Weakening U.S. Dollar--Good, Bad, or Indifferent for Florida Farmers and Agribusinesses?" FE546, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, April 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Entendiendo el Acuerdo de Medidas Sanitarias y Fitosanitarias (MSF) de la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC)." FE530, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, February 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Problemas Potenciales que Enfrenta la Industria de Viveros en los Estados Unido." FE529, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, February 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Understanding the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Farmers Program." FE498, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, January 2005.
  • Edward A. Evans, Robert Degner,and Kimberly Morgan. "Six Ways to Improve the Profitability of Lychee in South Florida." FE497, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, November 2004.
  • Edward A. Evans, Robert Degner, Jonathan Crane, Ray Rafie, and Carlos Balerdi. "Is It Still Profitable to Grow Lychee in Florida?" FE496, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, November 2004.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Understanding the WTO Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement." FE492, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, August 2004.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Potential Problems Facing the U.S. Nursery Industry." FE491, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, August 2004.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Economic dimensions of the problem of invasive species." FE386, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, June 2003.
  • Edward A. Evans, M. Langham, and L. Polopolus. "Historical Analysis of the Economic Contribution of the Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC)," FE327, EDIS, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, January 2002.
International Agricultural Trade and Policy Center (IATPC) Publications
  • Edward A. Evans, John J. VanSickle. "The Dilemma Of Safer And Freer Trade: The Case Of The U.S. Nursery Industry." PBTC 03-12, IATPC, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, October 2003.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Economic Dimensions Of The Problem Of Invasive Species." PBTC 03-04, IATPC, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, April 2003.
  • Edward A. Evans. "Bridging The Communication Gap Between Economists And Biological Scientists In The Management Of Invasive Species." MGTC 03-13, IATPC, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, November 2003.
  • Edward A. Evans, T. H. Spreen, J. L. Knapp. "Economic Issues Of Invasive Pests And Diseases And Food Safety." MGTC 02-02, IATPC, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, December 2002.
  • Edward A. Evans, Sikavas Na Lampang, John VanSickle. "Near Term Prospects For The U.S. Sugar Industry." JRTC 02-01, IATPC, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, December 2002.
Non-refereed Journal Articles (Since 2000)
  • Evans, E., T. Spreen, and J. Knapp. "Economic Issues of Invasive Pests and Diseases and Food
    Safety." International Agricultural Trade and Policy Center (IATPC) Publication Series PBTC 03-4, Food and Resource Economics Department, Gainesville, Florida, 2002. 2002
  • VanSickle, J., and E. Evans. "Trade and Investment: Opportunity and Constraints between the
    United States and South Korea." Paper presented at the First AJOU University/University of Florida Economic Forum for Kyonggi Province/State of Florida Cooperation, Changing Conditions and Challenges Ahead for Kyonggi/Florida Economic Cooperation. Kyonggi, South Korea, 2002.
  • Evans, E., J. Jung, J. VanSickle, and R. Emerson. "A Test to Determine Like Products: The Case of
    the Greenhouse Tomatoes." Food Resource and Economics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville FL, 2002.
  • Evans, E. "A Conceptual Synthesis of the US Sugar and High Fructose Corn Sweetener (HFCS)
    Markets: Trade and Welfare Implications." International Working Paper Series, IW 02-1, Food and Resource Economics Department, Gainesville, Florida, 2002.

Honors and Awards

  • 2006 UF/IFAS International Achievement Award, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • 2000 Recipient of the Dr. Frederick Prochaska Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation (1999), Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida,
    Gainesville, Florida
  • 1999 Recipient of the J.E. Ross International Travel Award, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • 1998 Distinction in Field Exam in the area of International Trade and Development, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • 1997 University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Multicultural Student Award based on academic performance
  • 1996 University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, International Graduate Student Award for having a cumulative GPA of 4.0
  • 1987 Findings of Master's Thesis cited in regional study entitled CARICOM in the Year 2000;. Study was commissioned by the Eight Meetings of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)

Education

  • Ph.D., 1999: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida -- Food and Resource Economics
  • M.S., 1982: University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies -- Agricultural Economics
  • B.S., 1979: University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies -- Agriculture

Courses Taught

  • Elements of Econometrics (Graduate level)
  • Economic Development (Graduate level)
  • Quantitative Methods in Food and Resource Economics
  • Farm Management
    Principles of Economics