ANDERS T. VAN SANDT
Assistant Professor of Regional Economics, University of Wyoming
Dr. Anders Van Sandt is an Assistant Professor of Regional Economics. He is located in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wyoming. Dr. Van Sandt’s extension and research efforts revolve around promoting economic development by exploring rural-urban linkages, diversification of local industries, entrepreneurship, and community and industry interdependencies. His current research agenda involves using restricted-access establishment-level data through Federal Statistical Research Data Centers. His professional affiliations include the Regional Science Association International and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
Dr. Van Sandt has a B.A. in Economics from Linfield College and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics from Colorado State University. Before joining University of Wyoming, he spent two years as a Postdoctoral Extension Associate in community development at Texas A&M University.
Dr. Van Sandt's interests in research, teaching, and Extension were shaped through his experiences growing up in rural Oregon. In his spare time he enjoys running, ultimate frisbee, backpacking, skiing, and enjoying a book at a local coffee shop or brewery.
CURRENT AND PAST EXPERIENCE
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF REGIONAL ECONOMICS, UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING
Supporting Wyoming's communities and industries through research driven Extension programs and project using restricted access establishment-level data.
POSTDOCTORAL EXTENSION ASSOCIATE
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
Organizing, manipulating, and analyzing establishment- and individual-level data to identify economic development opportunities and inform Extension programs for rural US communities.
Updated August 18th, 2020
RESEARCH AND EXTENSION INTERESTS
REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
I apply regional economic theories to conduct empirical research using econometric models to promote sustainable economic growth in rural US communities. My research is guided by communicating with community and industry stakeholders, and my Extension programming is based on primary research.
I am currently not teaching any courses this semester.
Teaching evaluations available upon request.