Will's CV can be found here.

  • Doctoral Candidate, Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics, Expected completion December 2019

  • MS in Agricultural Economics, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart Germany, 2015

  • BBA in Accounting, Woodbury University, Los Angeles, CA, 2012


Projected climate change impacts on Indiana's energy demand and supply, forthcoming. Leigh Raymond, Doug Gotham, William McClain, Sayanta Mukherjee, Roshanak Nateghi, Paul V. Preckel, Peter J. Schubert, Shweta Singh, and Elizabeth Wachs. Climatic Change.

You are not alone: Social capital and risk exposure in rural Ethiopia, 2016. Tesfamichael Wossen, Salvatore Di Falco, Thomas Berger, and William McClain. Food Security 8, 799–813.

A pathway forwards for the social capital metaphor, 2016. William McClain. Review of Social Economy 74:2,109-128.

Contingent liabilities after BP Oil spill, 2012. Ashley Burrowes, John Karayan, and William McClain. Chartered Accountants Journal of New Zealand, 90:5. 


Evidence of court system bias from strategic judge assignment, Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, Washington DC (2018)


  • Teaching assistant for AGEC 217: Economics, Fall 2018-Present

    • Introductory large (>400 students) undergraduate class on macroeconomics

    • Ran review sessions pre- and post-exam, maintained 4+ hours of office hours a week

  • Instructor for AGEC 327: Food and Agribusiness Marketing, Spring 2018

    • Upper-level undergraduate course covering product and service marketing, with a focus on food and agribusiness marketing

    • Lectured to 79 students, wrote and evaluated homework assignments and exams

  • Instructor for AGEC 516: Mathematical Tools for Applied and Agricultural Economics, Fall 2017

    • Masters-level course covering algebra, differential and integral calculus, matrix algebra and optimization

    • Wrote own lecture notes on mathematics for applied economics

  • Teaching assistant for AGEC 682: The Macroeconomic Trade and Policy Environment of the Food System, Fall 2016

    • Taught by Prof. Philip Abbott

    • Masters-level distance learning course

Research Assistantships

  • Research assistant to Dr. Bhagyashree Katare at Purdue University, Spring 2019 - Present

    • Working with time-series and experimental panel data

  • Research assistant to Prof. Paul Preckel and the State Utility Forecasting Group at Purdue University, Fall 2015 - Fall 2017

    • Member of project team analyzing impact of climate change and climate policy on Indiana’s whole energy system

    • Used adaptation of EPA’s 9-region US MARKAL model for Indiana (IN-MARKAL)

    • Oversaw extrapolation of demand and supply parameters out to 2080, modeled policy responses, integrated results from engineering analysis of climate change’s effect on energy demand into model

    • Wrote sections concerning IN-MARKAL model and results, generated figures and tables for publication in academic journal Climatic Change

  • Research assistant to Prof. Thomas Berger and the Center for Landuse in the Tropics and Subtropics at Universität Hohenheim, Spring 2013 - Spring 2015

    • Edited and proofread academic articles on EU climate policy

    • Participated in project analyzing informal insurance through social networks in Ethiopia