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Jennifer Raynor

Assistant Professor of Economics

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BA Lemoyne College
MA Johns Hopkins University SAIS
MS University of Wisconsin at Madison
PHD University of Wisconsin at Madison

Jennifer Raynor

Jennifer Raynor is a natural resource economist whose research focuses on non-market valuation and policy analysis. She is especially interested in using behavioral models to identify, measure, and predict the unintended consequences of environmental policies. She has examined issues related to a variety of marine, freshwater, and terrestrial resources, with an emphasis on fisheries and wildlife. She is currently working on projects related to bycatch of rare species in commercial fisheries, climate change impacts on fisheries targeting highly migratory species, and marine spatial planning.

Jennifer Raynor graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Economics at LeMoyne College. She then earned an M.S. in Environment and Resources and Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been on the faculty at Wesleyan University since 2019, where she is an Assistant Professor of Economics. Before moving to academia, she worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Hawaii, where she conducted research to inform U.S. fisheries management and policy.

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Office Hours

Fall 2020 via Zoom (by appointment only)

  • Tuesday 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Eastern
  • Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Eastern

To schedule, email jlraynor@wesleyan.edu or select a time at https://tinyurl.com/raynor-office-hours


Fall 2020
ECON 110 - 03
Intro to Economic Theory

ECON 210 - 01
Climate Change Econ & Policy

Spring 2021
ECON 110 - 02
Intro to Economic Theory

ECON 310 - 01
Environmental-Resource Econ