Ray Huffaker is an agricultural economist whose work applies data diagnostic techniques to detect nonlinear deterministic structure in economic time series, and uses this information to construct food-system models whose simulated dynamics correspond to real-world complexity. His work in food system dynamics has included empirically testing: (1) whether livestock cycles have dampened over time in response to technological and informational drivers, and (2) whether the dynamic structure of meat consumption demand has shifted over time in response to health harms including E. coli, cholesterol, and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy.
Ray Huffaker Bio
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
281 Frazier Rogers Hall
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida USA 32611-0570