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Wanki Moon

Wanki Moon, Professor and Graduate Program Director, Agribusiness Economics

Wanki Moon has a Ph.D in Agricultural Economics from the University of Florida.  His research interests include global governance of agricultural trade, WTO trade rules, the global food system, political economy of agricultural trade negotiations, and multifunctionality of agriculture as a paradigm shaping a new order of global agriculture.


Dr. Moon’s research interests include a range of subject matter issues within the disciplines of agricultural economics, international political economy, and global governance of agricultural trade.


  • Ph.D. Dept of Food and Resource Economics, Univ. of Florida Gainesville, FL
  • M.S. Dept of Agricultural Economics, SungKyunKwan Univ, Korea.
  • B.S. Dept of Agricultural Economics, SungKyunKwan Univ, Korea


  • Moon, W.   Are There Dynamic Productivity Gains from Agricultural Trade?  China Agricultural Economic Review Vol 14 (No. 1): 32-46.
  • Moon, W., and T. Sakuyama.   The Political Economy of Agricultural Trade Liberalization in Northeast Asia: Comparisons with the West and between Japan and Korea.  The Pacific Review online first DOI: 10.1080/09512748.2021.1977684
  • Taramuel, J., W. Moon, S. Gilbert, and C.M. Rendleman.   The Role of Public R&D Spending in Shaping Agricultural Land and Labor Productivity in Columbia.  Journal of Agribusiness 39: 65-89.
  • Moon, W. and G. Pino.   Do US Citizens Support Government Involvement in Agriculture?  Implications for the Political Economy of Agricultural Protection.  Agricultural Economics 49 (1): 119-129.
  • Moon, W.   Global Food Insecurity and the Unequal Playing Field in World Agriculture.  Journal of Rural Development.  40 (1): 27-50.
  • Moon, W., Chang, J. B., & Asirvatham, J.  Measuring Public Preference for Multifunctional Attributes of Agriculture in the United States.  Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 49 (2): 273-295.
  • Moon, W., D. Han and H. Shin.   International Political Economy, National Food Security of South Korea, and Governance of Agricultural Trade in the Post-Doha Era.   Journal of Comparative Asian Development, 15: 255-275.
  • Moon, W.   Conceptualizing Multifunctional Agriculture from a Global Perspective: Implications for Governing Agricultural Trade in the Post-Doha Round Era.  Land Use Policy 49: 252-263.
  • Moon, W. and J. Lee.   Economic Development, Agricultural Growth, and Labor Productivity in Asia.  Journal of Comparative Asian Development 12 (1): 113-146.
  • Chang, J., W. Moon, S. Balasubramanian.   Consumer Valuation of Health Attributes in Soy-Based Food: A Choice Modeling Approach.  Food Policy 37 (3) 335-342.
  • Moon, W., W. W. Koo, C. Kim.   New Global Governance for Climate Change, Sustainability, Food Security, and Trade.  Journal of Rural Development 34 (2): 45-73.
  • Moon, W.   Is Agriculture Compatible with Free Trade?  Ecological Economics 71: 13-24.
  • Moon, W., S.K. Balasubramanian and A. Rimal.   Health Claims and Consumers' Behavioral Intentions: The Case of Soy Based Food.  Food Policy.  36 (4): 480-489.
  • Moon, W. and J. W. Griffith.   Assessing Holistic Economic Value of Multifunctional Agriculture in the U.S.  Food Policy 36 (4): 455-465.
  • Moon, W.   Multifunctional Agriculture, Protectionism, and Prospect of Trade Liberalization.  Journal of Rural Development 33: 29-61.
Wanki Moon

Office: Agriculture Building 223-B
Phone: 618-453-6741