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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environment and Society at Utah State University where I study the factors that influence agricultural adaptation to changing climate.  I am particularly interested in using quantitative tools to explore the distributional dimensions of climate change impacts and adaptation.  My objective is to contribute to our understanding of food system dynamics in order to impact the sustainability and equity of our food system.

I completed my a dual-undergraduate degree in Economics at Clemson University and the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, where I also completed a Masters in Economics in 2012.  After my masters, I moved to Vanderbilt University where I completed a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering in 2017.

You can contact me at emily.burchfield@usu.edu