Daniel Solis

Daniel A Solis

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About Me

Dr. Daniel Solis is an Associate Professor and Leader in the Agribusiness Program, College of Agriculture and Food Sciences at Florida A&M University. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Connecticut, with concentrations in Natural Resource Economics and Productivity and Efficiency Analysis. His research interests focus on Productivity and Efficiency Analysis, Environmental and Development Economics and Impact Evaluation. Dr. Solis has has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles mainly in the areas of productivity of agricultural systems and impact evaluation of natural resource management projects. More recently, he has focused his research on evaluating the impact of policies and regulations on commercial fishing in the US. Dr. Solis has served as a consultant to various organizations including the Inter-American Development Bank, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and the US Department of Agriculture.

Areas of Interest

  • Development and Environmental Economics
  • Productivity and Efficiency Analysis
  • Climate and Weather Economics
  • Project Evaluation and Econometrics.


  • Agricultural and Resource Economics, Ph.D. • 2005
    University of Connecticut
  • Agricultural and Resource Economics/M.Sc • 2002
    University of Connecticut
  • Agricultural Engineer/B.S. • 1998
    Universidad de Talca - Chile

Work History

  • Associate Professor (2020-present) - Assistant Professor (2014-2020), Agribusiness Program, 2014 – present

    Florida A&M University, College of Agriculture and Food Sciences

  • Associate Scientist (2012-14) - Assistant Scientist (2006-12), 2006 – 2014

    University of Miami, Division of Marine Affairs and Policy, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

  • Adjunct Faculty, Agribusiness Program, 2008 - 2014

    Florida A&M University
  • Visiting Research Fellow, 2005-2006

    Department of Economics, U. of Oviedo, Spain.


  • 2022 Fellow, FAMU-ACUE Cohort III

  • 2020 Fellow, Provost Digital Initiative, Florida A&M University.
  • 2017  Emerging Researcher Award, Florida A&M University.
  • 2016-17-18  Most Read Author at Florida A&M University, Research Gate (several weekly report).
  • 2014 Faculty Research Awards Program (FRAP), Florida A&M University.
  • 2009 Who’s Who in America, Marquis Publications. 
  • 2006  International Networking for Young Scientist Grant, British Council – USA.
  • 2005-2006 Research Grant, Group of Productivity and Efficiency Analysis, U. of Oviedo, Spain.
  • 2003 “Hispanidad y Esfuerzo”, for academic achievements, A.I.E.C.H., Chile.
  • 1999-2005  Research Assistant Fellowship, U. of Connecticut.
  • 1996-1998  Teaching Assistant Fellowship, U. of Talca, Chile.

More Information

  • Solís, D., K. Bisack, J. Walden, P. Richards and J. Agar. Measuring the Economic Abatement Cost of Sea Turtle Bycatch in the Northwest Atlantic Commercial Pelagic Longline Fishery. Marine Policy 133: 104734. 2021. 

  • Bravo-Ureta, B., M. González-Flores, W. Greene, D. Solís. Technology and Technical Efficiency Change: Evidence from a Difference in Differences Selectivity Corrected Stochastic Production Frontier Model. American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 103(1): 362–385. 2021. 
  • Solís, D., J. Agar. and J. del Corral. Diversification, Efficiency and Productivity in Catch Share Fisheries. Fishery Research 226: 105532. 2020. 

  • Alvarez, S., D. Solís and J. Hwang. Modeling Shellfish Harvest Policies for Food Safety: Wild Oyster Harvest Restrictions to Prevent Foodborne Vibrio Vulnificus. Food Policy 83:219-230. 2019. 
  • Agar, J., M. Shivlani, C. Fleming, and D. Solís. Small-scale Fishers’ Perceptions about the Performance of Seasonal Closures in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Ocean and Coastal Management 175:33-42. 2019. 

  • Alvarez, S., F. Lupi, D. Solís and M. Thomas. Valuing Provision Scenarios of Coastal Ecosystem Services: The Case of Boat Ramp Closures Due to Harmful Algae Blooms in Florida. Water 11(6), 1250. 2019. 
  • Bourassa, M., T. Meissner, I. Cerovecki, P. Chang, X. Dong, G. de Chiara, C. Donlon, D. Dukhovskoy, J. Elya, A. Fore, M. Fewings, R. Foster, S. Gille, B. Haus, S. Hristova-Veleva, H. Holbach, Z. Jelenak, J. Knaff, S. Kranz, A. Manaster, M. Mazloff, C. Mears, A. Mouche, M. Portabella, N. Reul, L. Ricciardulli, E. Rodriguez, C. Sampson, D. Solís, A. Stoffelen, M. Stukel, B. Stiles, D. Weissman and F. Wentz F. Remotely Sensed Winds and Wind Stresses for Marine Forecasting and Ocean Modeling. Frontier in Marine Science 6:443 (doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00443). 2019.

  • Alvarez, S., M. Bampasidou and D. Solís. “Evaluating the Impact of Employing Local Tax Collectors to Improve State-Level Licensing Program Outcomes in Florida.” Evaluation Review 43(1-2): 77–107. 2019.
  • Alvarez, S. and D. Solís. Rapid Response Lowers Eradication Costs of Invasive Species: Evidence from Florida. Choices 33(4). 2018. 
  • Jara-Rojas, R., B. E. Bravo-Ureta, D. Solís and D. Martínez. Technical Efficiency and Marketing Channels among Small-Scale Farmers: Evidence for Raspberry Production in Chile. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 21(3) 351–364. 2018. 
  • Agar, J., M. Shivlani and D. Solís. The Commercial Trap Fishery in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico: An Economic, Social and Technological Profile. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 37: 778- 788. 2017. 
  • Divate, N., D. Solís, M. Thomas, S. Alvarez and D. Harding. An Economic Analysis of the Impact of Cogongrass among Non-Industrial Private Forest Landowners in Florida. Forest Science 63(2): 201-208. 2017. 
  • Mhina, G., N. Leppla, M. Thomas and D. Solís. Cost Effectiveness of Biological Control of Invasive Mole Crickets in Florida Pastures. Biological Control 100: 108-115. 2016. 
  • Alavez, S., E. Rohrig, D. Solís and M. Thomas. “Citrus Greening Disease (Huanglongbing) in Florida: Economic Impact, Management, and the Potential for Biological Control”. Agricultural Research 5(2), 109-118. 2016. 
  • Mhina, G., N. Leppla, M. Thomas and D. Solís. Biological Control of Invasive Mole Crickets in Florida Pastures: Well worth the Cost. The Florida Cattleman & Livestock Journal 81(1): 55-58. 2016.  

Courses Taught At FAMU

  • AGG 5825 – Statistical Methods in Research I
  • AGG 5827 – Statistical Methods in Research II
  • AEB 5555 – Econometrics
  • AEB 5185 – Advanced Agricultural Production Economics
  • AEB 2104 – Economics of Agriculture
  • AEB 3305 – Global Marketing of Agricultural Products
  • AEB 3143 – Agricultural Finance
  • AEB 3331 – Agricultural Prices
  • AEB 3949 – Agribusiness Internship
  • AEB 4283 – International Development Policy
  • AEB 4906 – Problems in Agricultural Economics
  • AGG 2004 – Introduction to Agricultural Sciences
  • AGG 4950 – Overseas Studies