Wyatt Thompson is a professor of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Department and the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri (FAPRI-MU). He joined FAPRI-MU in 2006 to work on biofuel markets and policies, agricultural policies, and trade. He also worked at FAPRI-MU in the 1990s, focusing on dairy and livestock markets in the U.S., Japan, and Europe.
In between his time at FAPRI-MU, Thompson worked at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France, analyzing export competition policies, measuring agricultural policy expenditures, and assessing market impacts of policies, particularly those of the European Union, Mexico, and the United States. He also worked at the Policy Research Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries in Tokyo, Japan, as a research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. There, he continued similar research on policies, trade, and markets, but also studied demand system theory and applications.
He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Economics at Washington University, St. Louis, and his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri.