I am an applied economist with research interests in agricultural and food policy. Currently, I work as an Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I received my Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and my undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Chicago. I have also previously worked at Mississippi State University and the Economic Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.
My research focuses on economic decision-making throughout the food supply chain from agricultural production to consumer demand. I am currently particularly interested in studying US agricultural production and applying modern econometric techniques to high-resolution panel data. By better understanding how individual producers and consumers make decisions, I hope to support producers, address market failures, and inform evidence-based policymaking.
In addition to my research, I greatly enjoy teaching. In 2015, I received both the Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education and the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award from the Graduate Division at UC–Berkeley; in 2016 I received the Graduate Student Teaching Award from the AAEA Teaching, Learning, and Communications Section; and in 2020 I received the UW–Madison Taylor Hibbard Club Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2019, I also earned a Certificate for Veterans’ Administrators and Certifying Officials from Mississippi State University.
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