Kalyn Coatney

Kalyn Coatney

Associate Professor

Address: Box 5187, Mississippi State, MS 39762
Office: 365 Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Bldg., East Wing


Kalyn Coatney spent a great deal of time in his youth on cattle ranches In Wyoming and Colorado and where he attended many horse and cattle auctions. The fast pace and strategic behavior of buyers left a lasting impression on him that has influenced his current research interests in game and auction theory. Coatney has taught classes in Game Theory, Agribusiness Management, and Price Analysis. He serves on several graduate committees within the department and has published in the top economics and agricultural economics journals. His practical experience includes serving as the Senior Economist for Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Administration and in several feedlot managerial roles for ConAgra.


  • Ph.D., University of Wyoming
  • M.S., University of Wyoming
  • B.S., University of Wyoming
  • A.A.S., Laramie County Community College


  • Game Theory
  • Experimental Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Antitrust

Society Membership:

  • American Economic Association
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
  • Southern Agricultural Economics Association


  • MSU College of Agricultural and Life Science Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, Upper Level


  • Marshall, T. L., K. T. Coatney, J. A. Parish, R. D. Little, J. Maples, B. R. Williams. 2021. Factors impacting reproductive success and asset value of beef breeding females in Mississippi auctions. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 53(1):110-133. Download
  • Marshall, T. L., J. Maples, J. A. Parish, K. T. Coatney. 2019. Benefit-cost analysis of selling pregnant replacement females: Information and timing matters. Mississippi State University Extension Service Publication P3331.  Download
  • Parish, J. A., B. R. Williams, K. T. Coatney, T. F. Best, C. O. Stewart. 2018. A hedonic analysis of sale lot traits affecting feeder calf prices in Mississippi auction markets. Professional Animal Scientist 34(3): 240-249.  Download
  • Freeman, M. A., K. T. Coatney, M. W. Schilling, P. J. Allen, M. Ciaramella. 2017. Willingness-to-pay for value-added freshwater prawns. Aquaculture Economics and Management 21(4):419-432.  Download
  • Barnes, J., K. Coatney. 2016. Maximizing the economic value from FaceBook marketing in the agrifood system: Boosting consumer engagement through contests. Journal of Extension 54(1).  Download
  • Interis, M.G., C. Xu, D.R. Petrolia, K.T. Coatney. 2016. Examining unconditional preference revelation in choice experiments: A voting game approach. Journal of Environmental Economics & Policy 5(1):125-142.  Download
  • Ahmed, M., I.H. El-adaway, K.T. Coatney, M.S. Eid. 2015. Construction bidding and the winner's curse: A game theory approach. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (2015): 04015076.  Download
  • Barnes, J.N., K.T. Coatney. 2015. Progress on broadband adoption in rural America. Choices 30(1)(2015).  Download
  • Eid, M.S., I.H. El-adaway, K.T. Coatney. 2015. Evolutionary stable strategy post disaster insurance profile: A game theoretic approach. Journal of Management in Engineering (2015): 04015005.  Download
  • Maples, J.G., K.T. Coatney, J.M. Riley, B.B. Karisch, J.A. Parish, R.C. Vann. 2015. Comparing carcass end-point and profit maximization decision rules using dynamic nonlinear growth functions. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 47(2015):1-25.  Download
  • Xu, X., K.T. Coatney. 2015. Product market segmentation and output collusion within substitute products. Journal of Economics and Business 77(2015):1-15.  Download
  • Bastian, C.T., K.T. Coatney, R.D. Mealor, D.T. Taylor, P.J. Meiman. 2014. Priority weighting of nature versus finances in land management attitudes of rural exurban landowners. Landscape and Urban Planning 127:65-74.  Download
  • Coatney, K.T., J.B. Tack. 2014. The impacts of an antitrust investigation: A case study in agriculture. Review of Industrial Organization 44(4):423-441.  Download
  • Coatney, K.T., S.L. Shaffer. 2013. Coerced reciprocity and the leverage theory. Journal of Competition Law and Economics 9(2):473-493.  Download
  • Hood, K. W., R. D. Little, K. Morgan, K. T. Coatney. 2013. Seasonal price analysis to determine economic gains associated with high-tunnel season extension for Mississippi vegetable producers. Journal of Food Distribution Research 44:98-99.  Download
  • Nagler, A.M., D.J. Menkhaus, C.T. Bastian, M.D. Ehmke, K.T. Coatney. 2013. Subsidy incidence in factor markets: An experimental approach. Journal of Agriculture and Applied Economics 45:17-33.  Download
  • Coatney, K.T., S.L. Shaffer, and D.J. Menkhaus. 2012. Auction prices, market share, and a common agent. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.  Download
  • Phillips, O.R., D.J. Menkhaus, K.T. Coatney. 2003. Collusive practices in repeated English auctions: Experimental evidence on bidding rings. The American Economic Review 93:965-979.
    (partial reproduction in J. Kagel and A. Roth, Handbook of Experimental Economics, Volume 2 (2015)) Download