Graduate Faculty

The Applied Economics Graduate Faculty includes faculty members from several University of Minnesota Departments. These include Applied Economics, Health Policy and Management, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Department of Work and Organizations, and Animal Science. 

Name/Email Title/Affiliation Areas of Study
Jean Abraham
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Associate Professor, Health Policy & Management, School of Public Health
  • Health Economics
Jeffrey Apland
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Professor, Department of Applied Economics 
  • Production and Marketing Economics
Ragui Assaad
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Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Trade and Development Economics
  • Policy Analysis
Marc Bellemare
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Professor, Department of Applied Economics 
  • Trade and Development Economics
Ben-Ner Avner
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Professor, Department of Work and Organizations, Carlson School of Management
  • Labor and Population Economics
Alan Benson
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Assistant Professor, Department of Work and Organizations, Carlson School of Management
  • Labor and Population Economics
Michael Boland
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Professor, Department of Applied Economics - Director of the Food Industry Center
  •  Production and Marketing Economics
Marin Bozic
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Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Economics 
  • Production and Marketing Economics
  • Policy Analysis
John Budd
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Chair, Department of Work and Organizations, Carlson School of Management - Director, Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies - Industrial Relations Land Grant Chair
  • Labor and Population Economics
Brian Buhr
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Dean, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences, Professor, Department of Applied Economics
  • Production and Marketing Economics
Metin Cakir
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Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics 
  • Consumer Behavior and Household Economics
Caroline Carlin
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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Economics - Research Investigator, Medica Research Institute
  • Health Economics
Jay Coggins
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Professor, Department of Applied Economics 
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
Elizabeth Davis
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Professor, Department of Applied Economics
  • Consumer Behavior and Household Economics
  • Labor and Population Economics
Bryan Dowd
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Professor, Health Policy & Management, School of Public Health 
  • Health Economics
Angela Fertig
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Social Policy Research Scientist, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Health Economics
William Gartner
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Professor, Department of Applied Economics
  • Development and Trade Economics
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
Paul Glewwe
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Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Department of Applied Economics
  • Trade and Development Economics
  • Consumer Behavior and Household Economics
  • Labor and Population Economics
Ezra Golberstein
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Associate Professor, Health Policy & Management, School of Public Health 
  • Health Economics
Joleen Hadrich
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Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics
  • Production and Marketing Economics
Maria Hanratty
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Associate Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs 
  • Policy Analysis
  • Labor and Population Economics
Frances Homans
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Professor and Department Head, Department of Applied Economics 
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
Peter Huckfeldt
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Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Health Economics
Terrance Hurley 
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Director of Graduate Studies
Professor, Department of Applied Economics
  • Consumer Behavior and Household Economics
  • Labor and Population Economics
  • Production and Marketing Economics
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
Ali Joglekar
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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Economics
  • Food and Agriculture Economics
Janna Johnson
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Assistant Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs 
  • Labor and Population Economics
  • Policy Analysis
Laura Kalambokidis
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Professor, Department of Applied Economics, Minnesota State Economist
  • Policy Analysis
Pinar Karaca-Mandic
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Associate Professor, Department of Finance, Carlson School of Management 
  • Health Economics
Jason Kerwin
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Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Economics
  • Trade and Development Economics
  • Labor and Population Economics
Morris Kleiner
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Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs and AFL-CIO Chair
  • Labor and Population Economics
  • Policy Analysis
Robert Kudrle
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Orville and Jane Freeman Chair in International Trade and Investment Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  • Trade and Development Economics
  • Policy Analysis
William Lazarus
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Professor and Extension Economics, Department of Applied Economics 
  • Production and Marketing Economics
Deborah Levison
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Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs 
  • Trade and Development Economics
  • Labor and Population Economics
  • Policy Analysis
Donald Liu
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Professor, Department of Applied Economics
  • Production and Marketing Economics
Colleen Manchester
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Associate Professor, Department of Work and Organizations, Carlson School of Management 
  • Labor and Population Economics
Hamid Mohtadi
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Adjunct Professor, Department of Applied Economics and Professor of Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Development and Trade Economics
Samuel Myers
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Roy Wilkins Professor of Human Relations and Social Justice, Humphrey School of Public Affairs 
  • Policy Analysis
Elton Mykerezi
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Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics  
Hannah Neprash
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Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management
  • Health Economics
John Nyman
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Professor, Health Policy & Management, School of Public Health 
  • Health Economics
Tade Okediji
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Professor, Department of Applied Economics  
Philip Pardey
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Professor and Director, International Science and Technology Practice and Policy (InSTePP) Center, Department of Applied Economics
  • Development and Trade Economics
Hikaru Peterson
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Professor, Department of Applied Economics 
  • Consumer Behavior and Household Economics
Jeffrey Peterson
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Professor, Department of Applied Economics - Director, Water Resources Center
  • Policy Analysis
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
Stephen Polasky
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Regents Professor and Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics, Department of Applied Economics
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
Joe Ritter
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Professor, Department of Applied Economics
  • Labor and Population Economics
  • Policy Analysis
C. Ford Runge
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Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Applied Economics and Law
  • Development and Trade Economics
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
Pamela Smith
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Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics
  • Trade and Development Economics
Rodney Smith
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Professor, Department of Applied Economics
  • Production and Marketing Economics
  • Resource and Environmental Economics
Aaron Sojourner
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Assistant Professor, Department of Work and Organizations, Carlson School of Management
  •  Labor and Population Economics
Judy Temple
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Professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
  •  Policy Analysis
Chengyan Yue
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Associate Professor, Department of Applied Economics
  • Consumer Behavior and Household Economics
  • Trade and Development Economics
  • Production and Marketing Economics