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
Marine Economist - Faculty Page at Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium 
Graduate Faculty Faculty Page at the Department of Agricultural Economics
Marine Economist - Faculty Page at Mississippi State University Extension Service  


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 https://www.msstate.edu/our-people/2019/12/ben-posadas 

Since 1990, Dr. Benedict C. Posadas has consistently developed and maintained the Mississippi State University, Coastal Research and Extension Center’s economic research and extension programs with an emphasis on the following major areas. 

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 MSU-CREC’s economic extension and research programs during the past three 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 economics programs conducted by Dr. Posadas. 

Timely conduct of applied economic research on horticultural, marine, and coastal-related issues was the key to the successful extension of the HMRE project results. Presentations of results were conducted at producer meetings, scientific conferences, and industry workshops. The use of the internet and social media networks played a vital complementary function in extension programming in horticulture and marine-related issues.

The current R and E projects conducted by Dr. Posadas are best described at https://www.msstate.edu/our-people/2019/12/ben-posadas.

A video presentation of Dr. Posadas' 2020 MSU-CREC economic research and extension projects can be viewed at https://youtu.be/rALOUjAB-TY. 

Contact me by sending a text or call at 662-769-9938.