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 Natural Resource Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she has been on the faculty since 2022. Before moving to Wisconsin, she was an Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University and a Research Economist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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.