Eric J. Belasco is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies federal agricultural support programs, such as crop insurance and disaster aid. He is concurrently an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics at Montana State University.

Dr. Belasco has also worked as an assistant professor at Texas Tech University and as a research associate at the Duke Center for Clinical Health Policy Research.

He has a Ph.D. and an M.S. in economics from North Carolina State University and a B.A. in economics from Saint Mary’s College of California.


  • Assistant Professor, Montana State University, 2011–15
  • Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University, 2008–11
  • Research Associate, Duke Center for Clinical Health Policy Research, 2007


Ph.D. and M.S., economics, North Carolina State University

B.S., economics, Saint Mary’s College of California