Jeffrey D. Michler

Jeffrey Michler
Job Title(s)
Associate Professor
Agricultural and Resource Economics

The primary focus of my research is the application of contract theory and models of industrial organization to problems of agricultural risk management and rural development. My existing research focuses on how agricultural households manage risk to achieve their goals of sustainable development and food security. Complementing and expanding upon this, my recent research investigates the use of contracts in agriculture and estimates the impact of new technology on household welfare and health outcomes. These topics combine to reveal policy-relevant insights about agricultural management practices in an uncertain environment.

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