Jovin Lasway

Jovin Lasway
Marc Bellemare

BA (Economics) - Ardhi University, Tanzania
MA (Economics) - University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


I am a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA.  Also, I am a Jean Kinsey; Mary A., and Robert B. Litterman Fellow. Prior to starting at the Applied Economics Graduate Program, I was a Researcher in the Impact Evaluation Lab at the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) and I continue to be associated with it.

My primary research fields are agricultural economics and environmental economics with a special focus on micro-econometrics and high-resolution satellite imagery to understand agricultural inputs price shocks and deforestation in developing countries. Also, my secondary research field is education economics focusing on teaching quality in the United States.

Areas of Interest

  • Agricultural & Food Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Resource & Environmental Economics