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Jordan Van Rijn

Senior Economist, Credit Union National Association

Jordan is a Senior Economist at the Credit Union National Association and Lecturer in the departments of Agricultural and Applied Economics and Consumer Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a Fellow at the UW-Madison Center for Financial Security and serves on the board of Working Capital for Community Needs, a Wisconsin-based nonprofit social impact investment organization. Jordan received his PhD in 2018 from the department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at UW-Madison and holds degrees in Economics and International Studies from UC-San Diego's School of Global Policy & Strategy and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. 

Jordan conducts research on credit unions to support CUNA’s advocacy efforts and is particularly interested in comparing the structures, incentives and related outcomes of credit unions and commercial banks. Prior to his PhD, Jordan worked for 10 years in the fields of microfinance and international development, with significant international experience in Colombia, Nicaragua, Kenya, East Timor, China and Australia.