Jeffrey M. Peterson is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University. He also has held a visiting faculty appointment in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at Oregon State University. He earned a BS degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and MS and PhD degrees from Cornell University.
Peterson conducts research and teaching in the field of environmental and resource economics. His research focuses on environmental policy analysis, emphasizing the roles that hidden information and uncertainty play in individual policy responses. Many of the applications of his research have been at interface between agriculture and the environment. Major research topics have included groundwater extraction, payment for environmental service contracts, and agricultural land use responses to climate change.