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Core Faculty

Rigoberto Lopez

Director; Professor and Department Head

Food Marketing and Industrial Organization, Food Policy

Recent Projects and Achievements: "Beverage Choice of U.S. Households: Determinants and Obesity Consequences", "The Impact of Agriculture on Connecticut's Economy"

Outstanding journal article for 2009 in Agribusiness for "Demand for Differentiated Milk Products: Implications for Price Competition" with Elena Lopez, University of Alcalá de Henares.
 


Ronald Cotterill

Emeritus Director; Emeritus Professor

Food Marketing and Industrial Organization, Food Policy

Recent Projects and Achievements: Winner of the AAUP 2011 Excellence in Research Award and 2011 NAREA Award for Outstanding Public Service Through Economics

 


Rebecca Boehm

Postdoctoral Fellow

Food and Agricultural Economics, Nutrition and Agriculture Policy, Climate Change

Recent Projects and Achievements: "Association between Empirically Estimated Monsoon Dynamics and Other Weather Factors and Historical Tea Yields in China: Results from a Yield Response Model"

 

Shaheer Burney

Postdoctoral Fellow

Food and Agricultural Economics, Food Policy

Recent Projects and Achievements: “Do Grocery Taxes Cause Food Insecurity?” 2016. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting, Boston.

 

 

Supporting Staff




Amanda Arroyo

Communication and Marketing 




Mahdi Fallahi

Database Management 
 



 


Affiliates



Tatiana Andreyeva

Associate Professor of Research

Health Economics, Food Marketing, Food Policy, Obesity, Economics of Aging

Recent Projects and Achievements: "Dollars to Pounds: Boosting Purchasing Powers to Lower Obesity Rates"
 


Emma Bojinova

Lecturer

International Economics, Industrial Organization, Regional Economics

Recent Projects and Achievements: "Regional Differences in the Evolution of the U.S. Freezer Industry"

 


John Bovay

Assistant Professor

Food Policy, Food and Agricultural Economics

Recent Projects and Achievements: "GM Labeling Regulation by Plebiscite: Analysis of Voting on Proposition 37 in California"


Boris Bravo-Ureta

Professor

International Agricultural Development, Production Economics

Recent Projects and Achievements: "Management Systems to Improve and Economic and Environmental Sustainability of Dairy Enterprises", "An Economic Analysis of Grape Production in Connecticut"

Winner of the AAUP 2015 Excellence in Research Award
 


Richard A. Dunn

Associate Professor

Health Economics, Public Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Recent Projects and Achievements: “The Dow is killing me: Risky Health Behaviors & the Stock Market,” and “Recessions and Consumer Demand for Alcohol from Retail Outlets.”
 


Syma A. Ebbin

Associate Professor in Residence

Fisheries and Environmental Management

Recent Projects and Achievements: "Introduction to Legal Solutions to Coastal Climate Change Adaptation in Connecticut Symposium Special Issue."
 


Nathan Fiala

Assistant Professor

Development, Food Security, Environment, Political Economy

Recent Projects and Achievements: “Generating Skilled Self-Employment in Developing Countries: Experimental Evidence from Uganda.”
 


Pengfei Liu

Assistant Research Professor

Natural Resource Management

Recent Projects and Achievements: "Threshold Level Public Goods Provision with Multiple Units: Experimental Effects of Disaggregated Groups with Rebates" in Land Economics
 


Robert Pomeroy

Professor

International Development, Fisheries, Policy Analysis, Aquaculture Economics, Coastal Resource Management

Recent Projects and Achievements: "Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) in the Coral Triangle"
 


Farhed Shah

Associate Professor

Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, Water Policy

Recent Projects and Achievements: "Benefits and Costs of Natural Resources Policies Affecting Public and Private Lands", "Sustainable Management of Dams"
 


Stephen Swallow

Professor

Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, Ecosystem Services, Land-Use Policy

Recent Projects and Achievements: Pending "Valuation of and Experimental Markets for Environmental Goods and Ecosystem Services at the Rural-Urban Interface"


Charles Towe

Associate Professor

Environmental Economics, Land Use, Policy Evaluation

Recent Projects and Achievements:  Forthcoming “Consumer Willingness to Pay for Grass Fed Beef” –A Conjoint Survey and Experimental Economics Approach. 


Zwick Fellows

  • Chen Zhu, China Agricultural University

  • Xiaoou Liu, Renmin University of China

  • Xun Li, Wuhan University

  • Michele Baggio, University of Connecticut