Roman Keeney

Roman Keeney


Phone: 765-494-4253


Roman Keeney began his appointment with the agricultural economics faculty of Purdue University in August 2005 as assistant professor of farm and rural household economics. Prior to that Roman was a Ph.D. student in the Purdue AgEcon department. Roman’s research program explores how farm households and rural residents respond to and are impacted by changes to farm and farm related policies. Roman has worked extensively on the interaction between U.S. domestic farm programs and international trade barriers, focusing in particular on the distribution of gains and losses across the population of U.S. farmers. Recently, Roman has taken on Extension responsibilities for analysis and education of farm payment programs. In addition to research and Extension, Roman teaches the department’s undergraduate math programming course and graduate level production economics course.

Roman grew up on a cow-calf farm in central Kentucky and received a B.S. degree from the University of Kentucky in Biology. He subsequently completed B.S. and M.S. degree programs in Agribusiness Economics at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois before moving on to Purdue for his doctoral studies and initial faculty appointment. Roman and his wife, Lori, have two sons—Travis and Lucas.

Awards & Honors

Bottum-Kohlmeyer Award. (2010) Public Policy, Purdue University Dept of Ag. Econ..

COA Team Award. (2010).

Selected Publications

Keeney, R. M. (2015). Effective Price Comparison of New Farm Programs. 2. APEX Series Paper .

Keeney, R. M. (2015). Four Factors Which Will Determine Farm Commodity Program Choice. 3. APEX Series Paper .

Keeney, R. M. Empirical Investigation in Yield Response to Area Changes. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board.

Keeney, R. M., & Remble, A. A. (2015). Feed Demand Modeling for Livestock Sectors. the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Keeney, R. M. Yield Response and Biofuels: Issues and Evidence on the Extensive Margin. Proceedings of the World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economics.

Keeney, R. M. (2014). Outlook: Farm Bill Implementation. Purdue Agricultural Economics Report .

Keeney, R. M. (2014). The End of the Direct Payment Era in U.S. Farm Policy. 1. EC-774-W, APEX Series Paper.

Remble, A. A., Keeney, R. M., & Marshall, M. I. (2014). Household Saving Behavior and the Influence of Family Business. Journal of Family and Economic Issues , 35(3), pp. 411-422.

Keeney, R. M., & Ogle, T. (2014). Weighing Crop Program Alternatives in the 2014 Farm Bill. Purdue Agricultural Economics Report.