Brent Hueth


Brent Hueth is Associate Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he directs the Center for Cooperatives and Federal Statistical System Research Data Center. His teaching focuses on cooperative organizations, agricultural markets and applied microeconomics. 

Brent is currently leading research projects on cooperative governance, behavior and performance, and on the economic impact of cooperatives on the U.S. economy. Other recent research topics have included incentive pay for CEOs in cooperative firms; cooperative conversions, failures and restructurings; and the role of the cooperative bargaining association. His research has been published by the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and the Journal of Regulatory Economics, among others. 

After receiving his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Maryland-College Park, Brent spent two years at the University of California-Berkeley as a Research Economist. He was an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Iowa State University for eight years prior to joining the University of Wisconsin-Madison.