Congratulations to lab member, Matthew Gammans, for his Ph.D. graduation!
Matt is joining the Michigan State University's Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics department as an assistant professor and extension economist.
As an applied microeconomist, Matt's research uses econometric approaches to understand the role of climate, weather, and farmers' decisions in determining agricultural and economic outcomes. His job market paper evaluates the potential of winter wheat/soy double cropping as an adaptation to climate change. Other working papers and research in progress focus on the effects of climate change on agricultural yields, the political economy of land-related ballot measures, and the ability of panel methods to deliver long-run estimates of climate change impacts. Matt's dissertation chair is ARE Professor Pierre Mérel. Dissertation committee members include ESP Professor Fran Moore and ARE Professor Katrina Jessoe.
Wishing all the best for Matt's future career!