Senior Economist, Credit Union National Association
Jordan van Rijn is a PhD-Candidate in Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds master’s degrees in Applied Economics (UW-Madison) and International Affairs (UC-San Diego). He is currently Senior Economist at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), the largest and most influential trade association advocating for America’s credit unions.
Prior to joining CUNA, Jordan worked as Senior Loan Officer for ACCION in New Mexico—a nonprofit microcredit organization—and as a Colombia-based Research Associate for ideas42—a nonprofit organization that uses behavioral economics to solve society’s most difficult problems.
Jordan’s current research interests include using techniques and insights from behavioral and experimental economics to better understand the motivations behind charitable behavior, and using econometric methods to better understand financial cooperatives and support credit union policy and advocacy.