I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. I also work as a Research Assistant at the Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation (ISRDI) with the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS). 

I received my MS degree in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics (AFRE) at Michigan State University. Previously I was a Research Associate in the Global Development Lab at USAID in Washington DC and an Evaluation Analyst at the Africa Theological Seminary in Kitale, Kenya.

I am a graduate of Calvin College where I completed a B.A. in Economics and a minor in International Development with a focus in African Studies. 

Connect with me! I am fairly active on Twitter. Here is a link to my CV. Here is a link to my Google Scholar page. Drop me an email at bloem.jeff [at] gmail [dot] co,

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