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Byrd, Elizabeth

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(304) 293-8014 4415 Agricultural Sciences

Teaching Associate Professor of Resource Economics and Management

Undergraduate Coordinator

Elizabeth Byrd earned a bachelor of science in quantitative agricultural economics from Purdue University, a master of science in applied economics and management from Cornell University, and a doctorate in agricultural economics from Purdue University. Dr. Byrd also has a Juris Doctor degree from West Virginia University College of Law. Her areas of expertise are in applied econometrics, agricultural economics, microeconomics, and agricultural law. At West Virginia University Dr. Byrd teaches courses in agricultural sales and management, enterprise operation law, environmental regulation, agribusiness management, current issues in agriculture, agriculture and natural resources law.


  1. Rombach, M., Widmar, N., Byrd, E., & Bitsch, V. (2018). Understanding preferences of German flower consumers: the desire for sustained beauty. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management. 46(6):560-576/ Permanent link to this document:
  2. Rombach, M., Widmar, N.,  Byrd, E., & Bitsch, V. (2018). Do all roses smell equally sweet? Willingness to pay for flower attributes in specialized retail settings by German consumers. J ournal of Retailing and Consumer Services. 40:91-99.
  3. Byrd, E., Lee, J., Widmar, N. (2017). Perceptions of Hunting and Hunters by U.S. Respondents. Animals. 7(11). 83.
  4. Byrd, E., Widmar, N., & Gramig, B. (2017). Presentation matters: Number of attributes presented impacts estimated preferences. Agribusiness. 34.
  5. Byrd, E.,& Widmar, N. (2017). Outdoor Enthusiasts' Perspectives on Livestock Animal Treatment. International Interdisciplinary Business-Economics Advancement Journal. 2:81-95.