Dr. Keith H. Coble is a W.L. Giles Distinguished Professor of Agricultural Economics at Mississippi State University where he focuses on risk management, agricultural insurance and food policy. Coble has testified before Congressional Committees on three occasions and served as the Chief Economist for the Minority Staff of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee during the 2013-2014 farm bill debate.
Within his profession, Coble served on the Board of Directors of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA). Coble has also served as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and the Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. Coble has published over 80 scientific research journal articles, over 50 reports for government agencies, and 125 scientific conference papers.
In 2012, Coble delivered a Keynote Address at the International Agricultural Risk, Finance, and Insurance Conference in Beijing, China. Coble also received the Bruce Gardner Award from the U.S. Department of Agricultural Economists Group for his contribution to USDA policy analysis, and he received a Southeastern Conference's Faculty Achievement Award for achievement in research, scholarship and service.