Emilia Tjernström

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Position Title
AMA Innovation Lab Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Emilia Tjernström is an Assistant Professor of Public Affairs and Agricultural & Applied Economics with research interests in development economics, behavioral economics, political economy, and environmental and resource economics. Her research employs econometrics, field-, and lab-in-the-field experiments to study technology diffusion, food security, and the impact that heterogeneity has on the success and optimal design of public policy. She has ongoing projects in Kenya, Nicaragua, and Fiji.