Faculty - Emilia Tjernström
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs and Agricultural & Applied Economics
||323 Taylor Hall
427 Lorch StMadison, WI 53706
||Development economics; behavioral economics; political economy; environmental and resource economics
I am an applied microeconomist with research interests in development economics, behavioral economics, and political economy. My research to date draws on insights from behavioral economics, and employs econometrics and field experiments to study technology diffusion and the optimal design of public policy. I have research projects in Kenya, Nicaragua, Ghana and Fiji, on topics ranging from learning over social networks, to subjective expectations and technology adoption, to media content and political participation.
PhD, University of California, Davis, 2015
B.A. Colby College, 2006
Recent Papers & Publications
- Tjernstrom, Emilia. "Learning for Adopting: Signals, Similarity and Seeds: Social Learning in the Presence of Imperfect Information and Heterogeneity." in Alain de Janvry, Karen Macours and Elisabeth Sadoulet, ed. Technology Adoption in Developing Country Agriculture. Policy Briefs from the Workshop Organized by Ferdi and SPIA, Clermont-Ferrand. Clermont-Ferrand: FERDI, 2016, pp.91-95.
- Barriga Cabanillas, Oscar. Jeffrey Michler, Aleksandr Michuda, and Emilia Tjernstrom. "Fitting and interpreting correlated random coefficient (CRC) models using Stata" Stata Journal.
- Tjernstrom, Emilia. "Signals, similarity and seeds: Social learning in the presence of imperfect information and heterogeneity"
- Carter, Michael. Emilia Tjernstrom and Patricia Toledo. "Heterogeneous impact dynamics of a rural business development program in Nicaragua" Journal of Development Economics.
- Brown, Philip. Adam Daigneault, Emilia Tjernstrom, and Wenbo Zou. "Natural disasters, social protection, and risk perceptions" World Development.
- Tjernstrom, Emilia. Michael Carter, and Travis Lybbert. "The dirt on dirt: Soil characteristics and variable fertilizer returns in Kenyan maize systems"
- Gars, Jared. Emilia Tjernstrom. "Information, subjective expectations, and technology adoption"
- Berazneva, Julia. Leah Bevis and Emilia Tjernstrom. "Do Yields Drive Soil Fertility Perceptions?"
- Michler, Jeffrey. Simone Verkaart, Kai Mausch, and Emilia Tjernstrom. "Money matters: The role of income and yields in agricultural technology adoption"