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 (in spring 2022) an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Public Administration & Policy at American University. I teach Economics for Policy Analysis.
In addition, I am a co-organizer of the Online Agriculture and Resource Economics Seminar (OARES). Join us on 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.
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.