Brent Hueth

Position title: Faculty Director


Phone: (608) 890-0924

427 Lorch St, Taylor Hall, Madison, WI 53706

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Brent Hueth is the faculty director of the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 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.