Dr. Jeffrey Reimer named as the interim department head for Applied Economics

The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University named Dr. Jeffrey Reimer as the interim department head for Applied Economics. 

Reimer has been in the Department of Applied Economics at Oregon State University since 2005.  His research program concerns topics in international trade, agricultural economics, price analysis, labor economics, water resources, and general equilibrium modeling.  His teaching at OSU has focused on agricultural price analysis, international trade, the economics of globalization, and micro-economic theory.

Reimer was recently the Director of OSU’s Applied Economics Graduate Program.  He is currently the Managing Editor of the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, the primary journal of the Western Agricultural Economics Association.  He has had editorial affiliations with three other economics journals and has mentored young professionals within the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

“We are thrilled that Dr. Reimer has agreed to take on this leadership role.” said Staci Simonich, Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences. “His knowledge of the needs of faculty, students, and stakeholders combined with his recognized national leadership in the field equips him to immediately step in and lead this dynamic department.”

Reimer is replacing Dr. Jen Alix-Garcia who recently announced her decision to step down as department head in order to focus on other priorities, including her leadership of the College’s Sustainability Double Degree program.