I am a development economist. My research focuses on applied development microeconomics with applications in agriculture, conflict, and psychology.
I work as a Research Economist in the International Trade & Development Branch of the Economic Research Service (ERS) within the United States Department of Agriculture.
I am also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Economics & Business at Gordon College. I teach courses in Development Economics and International Economics.
Finally, I am a co-organizer of the Online Agriculture and Resource Economics Seminar (OARES). Join us each Thursday at 11:00 am CST.
Connect with me on Twitter: @JeffBloem
I hold a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota and a M.S. in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics from Michigan State University. I have also served as a Research Associate at the U.S. Global Development Lab within the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
All views expressed on this website and blog are my own and do not represent the views of my employer.