Where economics meets the natural world

 John M. Urbanchuk, Managing Partner

John M. Urbanchuk is Managing Partner of ABF Economics, Agriculture and BioFuels Consulting, LLP. where he provides a broad range of economic and policy analysis consulting services to organizations involved in production agriculture, biofuels, renewable energy, food and beverage, and other industries. John has extensive experience in the analysis of the impact of government and industrial policy developments at the national, state and local levels using both econometric and input/output based multiplier models. John has applied his expertise to a wide range of industries and policy issues. He provides independent analysis to support due diligence investigations for lenders, prepares economic feasibility studies and business plans, and provides expert testimony for litigation and governmental bodies.

Prior to forming Agriculture and BioFuels Consulting, Mr. Urbanchuk was Technical Director – Environmental Economics for Cardno ENTRIX, a Director with LECG LLC, Executive Vice President for AUS Consultants, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for Hill and Knowlton, Inc., Vice President with Wharton Econometrics, and Manager-Economic Research for Campbell Soup Company. John is an adjunct professor at St. Joseph's University where he teaches industrial policy and emerging markets.  John is a graduate of the U.S. Army Foreign Area Officer Program as a specialist in Eurasia. 

Stuart D. Norvell, Senior Economist

Mr. Norvell is an economist and planner with 15 years of experience specializing in economics and finance, water and natural resources, demographics and land use planning, economic and statistical modeling, public policy and legislative analysis, and inland and deep draft navigation planning. He is an expert in conducting socioeconomic analyses for water, land and energy issues. Past employers and clients include the Texas Water Development Board, Planning and Management Consultants Ltd., CDM Smith, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, International Joint Commission, U.S. Agency for International Development, Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research, U.S. Army and a variety of local and regional governments and private sector organizations.