About Me

Jennifer Raynor is an environmental 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 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 NOAA Fisheries in Hawaii, where she conducted research to inform U.S. fisheries management and policy.


  • Environmental Economics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Behavioral Economics


  • Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2017)
  • M.S. in Environment and Resources, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2016)
  • M.A. in Applied Economics, Johns Hopkins University (2012)
  • B.A. in Economics, Le Moyne College (2005)


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Last updated: 5/28/20