Jill L. Findeis, PhD


Agricultural and Applied Economics

Contact Information

Email findeisj@missouri.edu
Phone 573-303-4815
Address 215 Gentry Hall
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BS, Agricultural Economics, Cornell University, 1974
MS, Agricultural Economics, University of Idaho, 1978
PhD, Agricultural Economics, Washington State University, 1982


  • International development
  • Development economics
  • Human population dynamics
  • Survey research
  • Rural labor force


Dr. Findeis is a professor of agricultural and applied economics at MU and a distinguished professor emeritus of agricultural, environmental and regional economics and demography at Penn State. She has ongoing research, funded by two USAID Feed the Future grants and The McKnight Foundation, that focuses on agricultural household adaptation and decision-making in sub-Saharan Africa. The target: food security.


  • Life Sciences and Society Program
  • University of Missouri Chairs Counsel
  • CAFNR International Programs
  • African Interdisciplinary Studies Hub