I am a development economist and work as a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). My research focuses on applied development microeconomics with applications in agriculture, conflict, and psychology.

I am also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Public Administration & Policy at American University and as part of Calvin University’s Global Campus.

In addition, I am a co-organizer of the Online Agriculture and Resource Economics Seminar (OARES). Join us Wednesdays at noon EST.

Finally, I serve as the Book Review Editor at Faith & Economics, a peer-reviewed economics journal published by the Association of Christian Economists.

Here is a link to my CV

Here is a link to my Google Scholar page

Connect with me on Twitter: @JeffBloem

I hold a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota and an M.S. in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics from Michigan State University. I have also previously served as a Research Economist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service and as a Research Associate at the U.S. Global Development Lab within the U.S. 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.