Ian Luby
Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota


Ian Luby is a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Applied Economics. Ian obtained his B.A. from Grinnell College where he double majored in Economics and Biology. Previously, he interned at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) where he worked, primarily, on the Third National Fadama Development Project in Nigeria. Ian has also completed spatial modeling work on native prairie species in Iowa, as well as ecological and genetic research on fungal plant pathogens in the Namib Desert. Ian’s research interests focus on how economic and biological systems can work together to help explain and solve environmental and agricultural problems facing our world.