I am a Ph.D. candidate in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. I will be on the 2019-2020 job market and available for interviews at the 2020 ASSA Meetings in San Diego, CA.
My research focuses on applied empirical development microeconomics with applications in agricultural economics, poverty alleviation, conflict, labor, and education. I place a special emphasis on causal inference and applied econometrics. I also have interdisciplinary research interests in psychology and political science.
Prior to beginning my Ph.D. I completed a M.S. degree in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics from Michigan State University. I also served as a Research Associate at the U.S. Global Development Lab within the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
I am currently a Graduate Research Assistant with the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) Project at the Minnesota Population Center. I work across all data projects and assist the User Support Team.
Connect with me on Twitter: @JeffBloem