About the Principal Investigator

B.S.B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Associate Extension Research Professor of Economics -Faculty Page at Coastal Research and Extension Center 
The best way to contact me is via E-mail at ben.posadas@msstate.edu

Dr. Posadas needs your help.  I truly appreciate your four-minute assessment of the economic impact of my research and extension program at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/hortmarine

My Professional Pathway - http://coastal.msstate.edu/marine-economics

Since 1990, Dr. Benedict C. Posadas has consistently developed and maintained the Mississippi State University (MSU), Coastal Research and Extension Center’s (CREC) extension and research (R&E) program in economics with emphasis on three major areas.

  • Marine economics and marketing
  • Horticulture economics and marketing
  • Economics of natural and technological disasters

The choice of the R&E focus areas was motivated by the information needs of the coastal communities and residents, marine, horticultural and coastal-related industries, business establishments and organizations, and state and federal regulatory agencies. The specific mandates of the state and federal funding initiatives dictated some of the directions of R&E programming efforts.

The CREC’s horticulture and marine resource economics (HMRE) extension and research programs during the past one and one-half decades were made possible by additional extramural funding from state and federal funding agencies totaling more than five million dollars. Several requests of regional, national and international agencies and media organizations to participate in committees, workshops, conferences, collaborative efforts, and press releases demonstrate the extent of the usefulness and recognition of the HMRE programs conducted by Dr. Posadas.