I am an applied microeconomist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My research focuses on topics important to the agricultural sector including technology and innovation, dynamic decision making, and the role of cooperatives in the economy.

Leveraging some of my personal experience in the agriculture sector, my research has been focused on topics important to both agriculture and development economics, including production economics, dynamic asset replacement, agriculture credit, and technology adoption. For brief summaries of my current projects and copies of my working papers, see the “Research” tab.

For a copy of my CV, click here.

For questions and comments, please feel free to contact me at jhtchns2@illinois.edu.