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Northwest Missouri State University

Dr. Seth Soman

Dr. Seth Soman



1211 Center of Innovation


660.562.1621 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2016

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. Environmental Resources and Policy, Southern Illinois University
  • M.S. Agribusiness Economics, Southern Illinois University
  • B.S. Agriculture, Kerala Agricultural University (Kerala, India)

Courses Taught

  • AGRI 102 : Agricultural Economics
  • AGRI 302: Agricultural Marketing
  • AGRI 309: Applied Futures

Academic Interests

  • Agriculture conservation policy
  • Non-market valuation of ecosystem services
  • Agent based modeling
  • Environmental impacts of agriculture
  • Operations research
  • Geospatial analysis

Scholarly Activity

Recent Publications

  • Soman, Sethuram, Misgna, Girmay, Kraft, Steven, Lant, Christopher, and Jeffrey Beaulieu. 2016. “An Agent-based Model of Multifunctional Agricultural Landscape Using Genetic Algorithms.” Land Use Policy. (In Submission).
  • Lant, Christopher, Bekele, Elias, Soman, Sethuram, and Misgna, Girmay.2012 “The Evolution and Empirical Estimation of Ecological-Economic Production Possibilities Frontiers”. Ecological Economics
  • Soman, Sethuram, Suzanne Beyeler, Steven E. Kraft, David Thomas, and Derek Winstanley. 2007.  Ecosystem Services from Riparian Areas: A Brief Summary of the Literature. White Paper, Scientific Advisory Committee, of the Illinois River Coordinator Council, Office of the Lt. Governor, State of Illinois. 

Chapters in Books

  • Secchi, S. and S. Soman. Mandatory and Voluntary Conservation Policies: Competing Visions or Complementary Approaches? In Ted L. Napier Editor. Human Dimensions of Soil and Water Conservation: A Global Perspective. Nova Publishers. 2010.

Other Professional Experience

  • Applied Agricultural Economic Association.
  • Association of Environmental and Resource Economics
  • United States Society for Ecological Economics.
  • Soil and Water Conservation Society