JunJie Wu joined the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics in September 2021 as a Professor and Department Head. Prior to this appointment, he was on faculty at Oregon State University as the Emery N. Castle Endowed Chair in Resource and Rural Economics and Director of the Center for Agricultural and Environmental Policy. Dr. Wu is also a University Fellow at Resources for the Future, a Washington DC based nonprofit research institution focusing on environmental, energy and natural resource policy.
Dr. Wu’s research extends to several fields in economics, including agricultural economics, resource and environmental economics and regional economics. A central theme of his research focuses on the integration of the theory and methods of these disparate fields along with bio-physical modeling for better understanding the economic drivers of land use change and its environmental consequences. In doing so he has made contributions to the design and evaluation of agro-environmental policy; spatial modeling of land use change and ecosystem services, rural-urban interdependencies and causes and evolution of spatial disparities in economic development.
He has received several awards for his work including the Quality of Research Discovery Award from the American Agricultural Economics Association. He has served as an Editor of American Journal of Agricultural Economics and an Associate Editor of Journal of Regional Science. He was elected a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in 2016.