Jeremy Weber is a research economist in the Farm and Rural
Household Well-Being Branch of the Resource and Rural Economics
Division. His research at ERS covers energy-related rural growth,
farm policy, and the farm economy.
Jeremy joined ERS in August of 2010 after graduating from the
Agricultural and Applied Economics Department at the University of
Wisconsin Madison. Prior to Wisconsin, Jeremy spent a year in rural
Peru researching the workings of coffee grower cooperatives with
the support of the Fulbright program. At Wisconsin, Jeremy
developed a research portfolio involving rural households in Peru,
Mexico, and Brazil and the issues of migration, technology
adoption, resource use, and marketing performance. Immediately
prior to ERS, he worked on a short term project for the World Bank
that studied large scale acquisitions of agricultural land in
developing countries. Jeremy grew up in Lancaster County,
Jeremy received his Ph.D. (2010) and M.A. (2008) in Agricultural
and Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin Madison. He
earned his B.A. (2005) in International Political Economy from
Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.
Jeremy is a member of the Agricultural and Applied Economics
"Social learning and technology adoption: the case
of coffee pruning in Peru." Agricultural Economics Vol. 43,
"Keeping ARMS relevant: extracting additional
information from ARMS." (with A. Featherstone and T.
Park). Agricultural Finance Review Vol. 72, No. 2, (2012):
"Fair Trade-Organic Coffee Cooperatives, Migration,
and Secondary Schooling in Southern Mexico." (with S. Gitter,
B. Barham, M. Callenes, and J. Lewis). Journal of Development
Studies Vol. 48, No. 3, (2012): 445-463.
"The effects of a natural gas boom on employment
and income in Colorado, Texas, and Wyoming." Energy Economics
"How Much Do Decoupled Payments Affect Production?
An Instrumental Variable Approach with Panel Data." (with N.
Key). American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 94, No. 1,
"The Economic Sustainability of Certified Coffee:
Recent Evidence from Mexico and Peru." (with B. Barham). World
Development Vol. 40, No. 6, (2011):1269-1279.
"Do ICDPs Work? An Empirical Evaluation of
Forest-Based Microenterprises in the Brazilian Amazon." (with
E. Sills, S.K. Pattanayak, and S. Bauch). Land Economics. Vol. 84,
No. 1, (2011):645-681.
"How much more do growers receive for Fair
Trade-organic coffee?" Food Policy, Vol. 36, No. 2, (2011):
"Fair Trade/Organic Coffee, Rural Livelihoods, and
the 'Agrarian Question': Southern Mexican Coffee Families in
Transition." (with B. Barham, M. Callenes, S. Gitter, and J.
Lewis). World Development Vol 39, No. 1, (2010): 134-145.
"Fair Trade Coffee Enthusiasts Should Confront
Reality." Cato Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, (2007): 109-117.