I am a Ph.D. candidate in Agricultural and Applied Economics in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. I am an applied microeconomist focusing on topics important to the agricultural sector, including dynamic decision making, technology adoption, and cooperatives.

I will be on the economics job market during the 2019-2020 academic year and am available for interview at the ASSA Annual Meeting January 3-5, 2020 in San Diego, California.

My job market paper analyzes dynamic asset replacement and investigates the causes of high culling rates on Wisconsin dairy farms. For the latest draft of of my job market paper, click here

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. Click here to view my research statement.

I am also passionate about teaching both academic audiences and non-academic audiences. In addition to being TA for an undergraduate course on commodity markets at UW Madison, I have led a two-day seminar on animal husbandry for small ruminants with Njala University in Sierra Leone. For more details about these experiences, see the “Teaching” tab. Click here to view my teaching statement.

For a copy of my CV, click here.

For an overview of some of my talks and presentations, see the “Talks” tab.

For questions and comments, please feel free to contact me at jhutchins@wisc.edu.