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Jeremy Weber



Jeremy Weber is a Research Economist in the Farm Economy 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, Pennsylvania.


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.

Professional Affiliations:

Jeremy is a member of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

Selected Publications:

"Social learning and technology adoption: the case of coffee pruning in Peru." Agricultural Economics Vol. 43, (2012).

"Keeping ARMS relevant: extracting additional information from ARMS."  (with A. Featherstone and T. Park). Agricultural Finance Review Vol. 72, No. 2, (2012): 233-236.

"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 (2012).

"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, (2012): 52-66.

"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): 678-685.

"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.

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