University of Florida
Agricultural Economist, University Professor
Dr. Khachatryan’s research focuses on horticultural economics, including production economics, the economics of alternative pest management, irrigation technology adoption, consumer behavior, consumer marketing and econometric analysis. Hayk’s extension program focuses on sustainable developments in the horticulture industry, as well as determination of impacts of horticultural practices and policies in the urban environment.
Hayk has published in the economics, agricultural economics, and social psychology journals, including Applied Economics, Journal of Environmental Psychology, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Resource Economics Review and Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. His outreach work focuses on sustainable developments in the environmental horticulture industry and impacts of urban and environmental policies in Florida.
M.A. degree in applied economics, Washington State University
Ph.D in interdisciplinary economics, marketing, and environmental science, Washington State University
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