- Ph.D., Agricultural and Resource Economics - University of California, Davis, 2010
- M.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics - Colorado State University, 2005
- B.S., Biology - University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2002
Research covers various aspects of agricultural technology adoption and natural resource use, primarily in developing countries. Dr. Magnan is especially interested in the inter- and intra- household processes that affect these outcomes such as diffusion of information through social networks and bargaining between spouses. He uses a combination of observational and experimental data to study these processes.