Jim Teal

Jim Teal is a 3rd-year Ph.D. student in agricultural and applied economics at the University of Wisconsin specializing in agricultural industrial organization, agricultural production, and agricultural finance. A few of his current research projects are crop insurance premium misrating on the basis of producer race, how distance from poultry integrators impacts the financial solvency of grow-out operators, and if counties with more diversified agricultural production have better loan performance.

He has a master’s degree in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Davis and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Tennessee. Jim also spent a few years as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.