Jeffrey Michler

Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Purdue University, 2015; Contract Theory; Applied Econometrics; Agricultural Risk; Technology Adoption; International Development
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Assistant Professor

Teaching and Research Interests

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.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Michler, J.D., K. Baylis, M. Arends-Kuenning, and K. Mazvimavi. Forthcoming. “Conservation Agriculture and Climate Resilience.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

Michler, J.D., E. Tjernström, S. Verkaart, and K. Mausch. Forthcoming. “Money Matters: The Role of Yields and Profits in Agricultural Technology Adoption.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Josephson, A. and J.D. Michler. Forthcoming. “Beasts of the Field? Ethics in Agricultural and Applied Economics.” Food Policy.

Barriga Cabanillas, O., J.D. Michler, A. Michuda, and E. Tjernström. 2018. “Fitting and Interpreting Correlated Random-Coefficient Models Using Stata.” Stata Journal 18(1):159–173.

Michler, J.D. and A. Josephson. 2017. “To Specialize or Diversify: Agricultural Diversity and Poverty Dynamics in Ethiopia.” World Development 89:214–226.

Michler, J.D. and J.V. Balagtas. 2017. “The Importance of the Savings Device in Precautionary Savings: Empirical Evidence from Rural Bangladesh.”Agricultural Economics 48(2):129–141.

Verkaart, S., B. Munyua, K. Mausch, and J.D. Michler. 2017. “Welfare Impacts of Improved Chickpea Adoption: A Pathway for Rural Development in Ethiopia?Food Policy 66:50–61.

Michler, J.D. and G. Shively. 2015. “Land Tenure, Tenure Security and Farm Efficiency: Panel Evidence from the Philippines.” Journal of Agricultural Economics 66(1):155–169.

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