Iowa State University
578D Heady Hall
Ames, IA 50011-1070
Miguel Carriquiry came to CARD in August 1999 as a research assistant for CARD Director Bruce Babcock. His experience as a graduate student included instructing Econ 101--Principles of Microeconomics, collecting data about production and trade of peanut butter in Argentina and Mexico, and teaching at a math camp for students entering the master's program in economics.
Carriquiry received his PhD in agricultural economics, with a concentration in agricultural economics and environmental and resource economics and a minor in statistics, in August 2004. He was then promoted to post-doctoral research associate and worked in the areas of value-added agriculture and agricultural risk management. After a year working at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society in New York, Carriquiry returned to CARD to work in the Biorenewables Policy Division.
Carriquiry came to ISU from his native Uruguay, where he earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering, a five-year program, from the Universidad de la República. He makes his home in Ames with his wife, Alejandra, and his children, Juan and Sofia. He likes to spend time with his family outdoors and keeps active with sports in his spare time.