About Me

Jennifer Raynor is a natural resource economist with expertise in fisheries and wildlife management.

My Research

Jennifer Raynor is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University. She will begin a new position as an Assistant Professor of Natural Resource Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in fall 2022.

Raynor’s research focuses on the economics of fisheries and wildlife management, with an emphasis on measuring the feedback between human and natural systems. She strives to inform on-the-ground decision-making and works closely with state and federal resource managers to design and evaluate conservation policies. Her main topical interests include human-carnivore coexistence, marine spatial planning, and non-market valuation. 

Raynor graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Economics at LeMoyne College. She then earned an M.A. in Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins University, followed by an M.S. in Environment and Resources and Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been on the faculty at Wesleyan University since 2019. Before moving to academia, she worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, where she conducted research on U.S. fisheries management.