Jeffrey Bloem

Research Interests and Project Expertise

 Applied development microeconomics with applications in agricultural economics, poverty alleviation, conflict, labor, and education. Emphasis on causal inference and applied econometrics. Interdisciplinary research in psychology and political science.

Biography

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. I will start my post-Ph.D. career as a Research Economist with the Economic Research Service (ERS) within the United States Department of Agriculture.

My research focuses on applied 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.