Justin Winikoff

Justin B. Winikoff

Research Agricultural Economist


Justin Winikoff is a research agricultural economist in the Rural Economy Branch of the Resource and Rural Economics Division.


Prior to joining ERS in July 2020, Justin completed his doctorate in agricultural and applied economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His primary research interests are energy and natural resource economics, with an emphasis on the interactions between energy production and local communities. His recent work has focused on local wind energy siting decisions and regulation.


Justin received his doctorate in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in May 2020. Prior to his graduate studies, he attended Rice University, where he received his B.A. in mathematical economic analysis and policy studies.

Professional Affiliations

Justin is a member of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA); the American Economic Association (AEA); and the Association for Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE).