Maria Porter
Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University
Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture
446 West Circle Drive, Room 202
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039
Office: 301C Ag Hall

Fields of Interest: Development Economics, Labor, Health, Household Economics, Experimental Economics

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State UniversityI am currently involved in research projects in Burkina Faso, China, Kenya, Rwanda, Michigan, and the UK. This research involves work on intra-household labor allocation decisions, factors influencing households’ adoption of new agricultural technologies, understanding adult children’s motivations for giving transfers and support to parents, and understanding the financial decisions of agricultural immigrant workers. I employ a variety of research methods, including randomized control trials, laboratory experiments, and survey data analysis.

I completed my PhD in Economics at the University of ChicagoBefore coming to MSU, I was a research fellow at the University of Oxford. I have taught graduate courses in econometrics, household and development economics, and undergraduate courses in intermediate microeconomics and development economics.