WEI Interim Director
Professor and Department Chair
Agriculture & Applied Economics
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Ian Coxhead is a development economist whose research includes, among other topics, the impacts of energy export booms, fossil fuel subsidies and carbon taxes in the developing world. Coxhead brings a wealth of administrative experience and breadth and depth of knowledge about our campus. He has served as Chair of the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics since 2012, Chair of Development Studies for six years (2004-2009 and 2015-16) and Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (2002-2005). Since 2002 Coxhead has almost continuously served in one or more administrative roles on the UW–Madison campus.