Nestor M. Rodriguez

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  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Brandmeyer Center for Applied Economics
  • Finance academic area

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Nestor M. Rodriguez was born in New York, N.Y. He has previous work experience including working in nuclear power in the U.S. Navy. This included being stationed on the USS Augusta – SSN 710, a fast-attack submarine. Rodriguez also has worked as a New York City police officer in East Harlem.

He earned his undergraduate and master's degrees in economics from Florida Atlantic University. With an interest in applied economics, he earned his Ph.D. in agricultural economics at Purdue University with specializations in applied economics, econometrics, and finance. Rodriguez has taught in several universities including Purdue University, Texas A&M University–Kingsville, and Dickinson State University. Additionally, he has worked as an economist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, helping publish government reports, including Expenditures on Children by Families, 2015 Annual Report (this report is also known as "The Cost of Raising a Child").


Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, 2011
M.S. in Economics, Florida Atlantic University, 2005
B.S. in Economics, Florida Atlantic University, 2005