Readership: Academics and students of economics, philosophy, biology and current affairs. Animal activist organizations and those working in the meat and livestock industries. The general reader with an interest in where their food comes from and how it is produced.
F. Bailey Norwood, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University, USA, and Jayson L. Lusk, Professor and Willard Sparks Endowed Chair, Department of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University, USA
Dr Norwood received his PhD from North Carolina State University and Masters Degree from Kansas State University. Dr Norwood's research focuses on consumer behaviour, food and livestock marketing, food policy, non-market valuation, and survey techniques. His research has resulted in numerous journal articles, agricultural newspaper articles, and an undergraduate textbook on agricultural marketing and price analysis. Dr Norwood true passion is
teaching. He teaches an introductory course in agricultural economics, a senior-level course in data analysis, and advises over fifty students.
Professor Lusk previously served on the faculties of Purdue University and Mississippi State University. Professor Lusk conducts research related to consumer behaviour and decision making, food and livestock marketing and policy, and non-market valuation. In the last 10 years, Lusk has published 3 books and over 100 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals, and has been invited to present his research at over 25 Universities in the US and abroad. He is Associate Editor for 6 academic journals including the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. Lusk was Chair of the American Agricultural Economics Association's Food and Agricultural Marketing Policy Section, and serves on the executive board of the
Western Agricultural Economics Association and the Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
"Impressively detailed and documented in developing its themes ... remarkably informative about all sorts of things you didn't think would be relevant, and overall encourages the reader to press on to find out what you might learn about next." - John McInerney, Animal Welfare
1: Economics and the Farm Animal Welfare Debate
2: A Complex Relationship: A Natural and Cultural History of Humans and Their Livestock
3: Animal Farms, Animal Activism: The Emergence of Factory Farms and Its Opposition
4: Animal Qualia: Investigating Animal Sentience
5: Raising the Animal: The Life of Birds, Pigs, and Cows
6: Talking With Philosophers: How Philosophers Discuss Farm Animal Welfare
7: Talking With Economists: How Economists Discuss Farm Animal Welfare
8: Your Eating Ethics: A Guide to Eating Based on Your Beliefs and Preferences
9: Consumer Expressions: The Willingness of Consumers to Pay Higher Food Prices in Return for Improved Animal Care
10: Farm Animal Welfare and the State
11: The Question Before Us