Matt Andersen is Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wyoming as well as a research fellow with the International Science and Technology Practice and Policy (InSTePP) Center at the University of Minnesota. In the fall semester of 2013, he was a visiting researcher at the University of Leuven in Belgium. Dr. Andersen’s research is focused on agricultural productivity analysis and estimating the economic rate of return to investments in agricultural R&D. His specializations include economic data construction and econometric estimation of the impacts of agricultural science. He has published numerous papers on these topics as well as co‐authored a book that received the 2011 Quality of Research Discovery Award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.