Lauren Chenarides

Lauren Chenarides Headshot

  • Food access
  • Food retailing landscape
  • Food marketing
  • Scanner data
  • Consumer store choice
  • Demand modeling
  • Food and health economics
  • Applied industrial organization

Lauren Chenarides completed her doctorate in agricultural, environmental, and regional economics at Pennsylvania State University, where she also taught courses in food products marketing. Her research interests are centered on food access, consumer store choice, and food retailer marketing behavior.

Her dissertation examined households’ choices of food retailers and how food retailers’ marketing strategy outcomes, such as the availability of food items, might exacerbate the hardships consumers face living in food deserts.

Chenarides is actively involved in scholarly associations, including the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, American Economic Association, and Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association. Her most recent research, published in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, explored the relationships between store formats, market structure, and consumers’ food shopping decisions.

Her research is motivated by persistent disparities in households’ food access, food choices, and health outcomes. Her general hypothesis is that many observed disparities cannot be adequately explained unless consumers’ demand-side behaviors and firms’ supply-side behaviors are both fully examined.

To investigate these issues, Chenarides most often works with micro-level scanner data that record both firms’ behavior, which are reflected by prices and product offerings, and consumers’ actions, which are reflected by store and product choices. While secondary data is at the core of Chenarides’ empirical research, she also utilizes primary data from consumer intercept surveys.

 

Research interests

  • The effects of market concentration on food retailer price markups
  • The major drivers of food retailer competition and profitability across the U.S.
  • Public policies to improve consumer welfare in urban food deserts
  • How each additional mile traveled to a supermarket affects the quantity and quality of healthy food items purchased
  • Whether online food shopping results in less food waste than traditional “offline” shopping at supermarkets
  • The effectiveness of promotional activities on the sale of specialty crops in Arizona and California
  • Food security in Native American communities in Arizona, and opportunities within the food supply network to address these
    and other relevant concerns

 

Student Activities

  • Faculty director on WPC 392 Business in Costa Rica, a field course that takes students through the coffee supply chain in Costa Rica
  • Future Farmers of America Food Safety Competition chair (Fall 2017)

Publications

Chenarides, L., and Jaenicke, E.C. (2018). Documenting the Link Between Poor Food Access and Less Healthy Product Assortment Across the U.S. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, https://doi.org/10.1093/aepp/ppy018.

Cleary, R.O., Bonanno, A., Chenarides, L., and Goetz, S.J. (2018). Store Profits and Public Policies to Improve Food Access in Non-Metro U.S. Counties. Food Policy, 75(2), 158-170, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2017.12.004 .

Volpe, R.J., III, Jaenicke, E.C., and Chenarides, L. (2018). Store Formats, Market Structure, and Consumers’ Food Shopping Decisions. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, https://doi.org/10.1093/aepp/ppx033 .

 

Conference participation

Organizer: ‘New Trends in Food Retailing,’ Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, August 2018, Washington, D.C.


Jeff Englin

Jeffrey Englin

  • Environmental economics
  • Resource economics
  • Econometric modeling
  • International agribusiness
  • Big Data in agribusiness
  • Food, water, and energy nexus

Jeffrey Englin currently serves as a professor in the Morrison School of Agribusiness.

He previously served as director of the Morrison School and was professor and chair at the University of Nevada, Reno, a visiting scientist with the Canadian Forest Service, a visiting professor at the University of Alberta, and was a senior research economist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Publications

Aukema, JE., Leung B., Kovacs K., Chivers C., Britton KO., Englin, J., Frankel, SJ., Haight, RG., Holmes, TP., Liebhold, A., McCullough, DG., Von Holle, B. 2011. “Economic Impacts of Non-Native Forest Insects in the Continental United States.”​ PLoSONE 6(9): e24587. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024587

Cameron, T. and J. Englin. 1997. “Welfare Effects of Changes in Environmental Quality Under Individual Uncertainty About Use.” Rand Journal of Economics.​ 28(0):S45-S70.

Englin, J. and J.S. Shonkwiler. 1995. “Estimating Social Welfare Using Count Data Models: An Application to Long Run Recreation Demand Under Conditions of Endogenous Stratification and Truncation.”​ Review of Economics and Statistics.​ 77:104-112.

Hilger, J. and J. Englin. 2009. “Utility Theoretic Semi-logarithmic Incomplete Demand Systems in a Natural Experiment: Forest Fire Impacts on Recreational Values and Use.” ​Resource and Energy Economics.​ 31:287-298.

Moeltner, K. and J. Englin. 2004. “Choice Behavior under Dynamic Quality Changes: State Dependence Versus ‘Play-It-By-Ear’ in Selecting Ski Resorts.” ​Journal of Business and Economic Statistics​. 22:214-224.


Carola Grebitus

Carola Grebitus

  • Agricultural, behavioral and experimental economics
  • Marketing and consumer behavior
  • Market research
  • Sustainability
  • Diet and health
  • Food safety and technology

Carola Grebitus is an associate professor of food industry management at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Her research is focused on modelling consumers’ food choices in general, and consumers’ decision strategies in particular.

She has worked extensively on determinants of consumer behavior, purchase decision making, and food quality from consumers’ perspective.

Her current research includes consumer preferences for local food, urban agriculture, and sustainable (food) products; willingness to pay for new technologies; and the influence of food labelling on purchase decisions.

Furthermore, she investigates the role of social networks on healthy food choices and adoption of genomics.

Also, she has conducted research using retail surveys regarding consumers’ use of quality certification and country-of-origin information. In her research Professor Grebitus applies a variety of methods ranging from auctions and choice experiments to eye tracking and taste tests.

 

Research

Arizona Department of Agriculture, Specialty Crop Block Grant Program-Farm Bill:
Perception of Arizona-Grown Medjool Dates. PI with Co-PIs R.S. Hughner and E.J. Van Loo, Arizona State University; 2018-2020, $79,165.

SEED Grant ISSR:
Meeting consumers’ demand for U.S. beef: Analysis of U.S. beef from a European consumers’ perspective – the role of country-of-origin labelling. PI with Co-PI T. Schmitz, Arizona State University; 2018, $8,000.

U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture-EASM-3:

Collaborative Research: Physics-Based Predictive Modeling for Integrated Agricultural and Urban Applications. Co-PI with A. Mahalov (PI), B. Turner, M. Moustaoui, M. Georgescu, Arizona State University; 2015-2020, $751,860.

National Science Foundation MPS-DMS-EASM-3:
Collaborative Research: Physics-Based Predictive Modeling for Integrated Agricultural and Urban Applications, as Co-PI with A. Mahalov (PI), B. Turner, M. Moustaoui, M. Georgescu, Arizona State University; 2014-2019, $1,161,522.

U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture:
Scan-Based Trading: Opportunities for Enhancing Supply-Chain Efficiency. Co-PI with E. Rabinovich (PI), T.J. Richards (Co-PI), Arizona State University; 2016-2019, $496,407.

Genome Canada, University of Alberta:
Application of Genomics to Improve Disease Resilience and Sustainability in Pork Production. PI, 2016-2019, $49,240.

Genome Canada, University of Alberta:
Increasing Feed Efficiency and Reducing Methane Emissions through Genomics: A New Promising Goal for the Canadian Dairy Industry. PI, 2016-2019, $30,000.

Arizona Department of Agriculture, Specialty Crop Block Grant Program-Farm Bill:
Target-Marketing for Medjool Date Consumer Segments. PI with Co-PI R.S. Hughner, Arizona State University; 2016-2018, $40,664.

Arizona Department of Agriculture, Specialty Crop Block Grant Program-Farm Bill:
Driving Demand for Arizona-Grown Medjool Dates. PI with Co-PI R.S. Hughner, Arizona State University; 2015-2017, $78,052. Economic Research Service, USDA – Food Economics Division: Cooperative Research Agreement: Applying Behavioral and Experimental Economics to Food and Agri-Environmental Issues. Support of Agricultural & Applied Economics Association 2015 Post Conference Workshop; 2015, $5,000.

 

Publications

Colson, G., and C. Grebitus (2017): Relationship between children’s BMI and parents’ preferences for kids’ yogurts with and without front of package health signals. ​Agribusiness: An International Journal,​ 33(2), 151-159.

Colson, G., Corrigan, J., Grebitus, C. Loureiro, M., and M. Rousu (2016): Which deceptive practices, if any, should be allowed in experimental economics research? Results from surveys of applied experimental economists and students. ​American Journal of Agricultural Economics,​ 98(2), 610-621.

DeLong, K.L., and C. Grebitus (2018): Genetically modified labeling: The role of consumers’ trust and personality. ​Agribusiness: An International Journal,​ 34(2), 266-282.

Dumortier, J., Evans, K.S., Grebitus, C., and P.A. Martin (2017): The influence of trust and attitudes on the purchase frequency of organic produce. ​The Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing​, 29(1), 46-69.

Grebitus C., Peschel A.O., and R.S. Hughner (2018): Voluntary food labeling: The additive effect of “free from” labels and region of origin. In Press. ​Agribusiness: An International Journal.​ 2018;1–14. https://doi.org/10.1002/agr.21558.

Grebitus, C., and G. Davis (2017): Change is Good!? Analyzing the Relationship between Attention and Nutrition Facts Panel Modifications. ​Food Policy,​ 73, 119-130.

Grebitus, C., and J. Dumortier (2016): Effects of values and personality on demand for organic produce. ​Agribusiness: An International Journal,​ 32(2), 189-202.

Grebitus, C., Hartmann, M., and N. Reynolds (2015): Global Obesity Study on Drivers for Weight Reduction Strategies. Obesity Facts. ​The European Journal of Obesity​, 8, 77-86.

Grebitus, C., Jensen, H.H., and J. Roosen (2013): US and German consumer preferences for ground beef packaged under a modified atmosphere – Different regulations, different behavior? ​Food Policy,​ 40, 109–118.

Grebitus, C., Jensen, H.H., Roosen, J., and J. Sebranek (2015): Does the Packaging Make the Product? Identifying Consumers’ Preference for “Natural” in Packaging. ​AgBioForum​ – Festschrift for Wallace Huffman, 18(3), 337-344.

Grebitus, C., Jensen, H.H., Roosen, J., and J.G. Sebranek (2013): Fresh meat packaging: Consumer acceptance of modified atmosphere packaging including carbon monoxide. ​Journal of Food Protection,​ 76(1), 99-107.

Grebitus, C., Lusk, J., and R. Nayga (2013): Effect of distance of transportation on willingness to pay for food.​ Ecological Economics,​ 88, 67–75.

Grebitus, C., Lusk, J., and R. Nayga (2013): Explaining differences in real and hypothetical experimental auctions and choice experiments with personality. ​Journal of Economic Psychology,​ 36, 11–26.

Grebitus, C., Printezis, I., and A. Printezis (2017): Relationship between consumer behavior and success of urban agriculture. Ecological Economics, 136, 189-200.

Grebitus, C., Roosen, J., and C. Seitz (2015): Visual attention and Choice: A behavioral economics perspective on food decisions. Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, Special Issue – The Behavioral and Neuroeconomics of Food and Brand Decisions, 13(1), 73-82.

Grebitus, C., Steiner, B., and M. Veeman (2013): Personal values and decision making: Evidence from environmental footprint labeling in Canada. ​American Journal of Agricultural Economics – Proceedings​, 95(2), 397-403.

Grebitus, C., Steiner, B., and M. Veeman (2015): The roles of human values and generalized trust on stated preferences when food is labeled with environmental footprints: ​Insights from Germany. Food Policy, Special Issue – Consumers and Trust: Empirical investigations on the outcomes of consumer trust in food,​ 52, 84–91.

Grebitus, C., Steiner, B., and M. Veeman (2016): Paying for sustainability: A cross-cultural analysis of consumers’ valuations of food and non-food products labeled for carbon and water footprints. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 63, 50-58. Langen, N., Grebitus, C., and M. Hartmann (2013): Success factors of Cause-related Marketing in Germany. ​Agribusiness: An International Journal,​ 29(2), 207-227.

Lewis, K.E., and C. Grebitus (2016): Why U.S. consumers support country of origin labeling: Examining the impact of ethnocentrism and food safety. ​The Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing​, 28(3), 254-270.

Lewis, K.E., Grebitus, C., and R. Nayga (2016): The impact of brand and attention on consumers’ willingness to pay: Evidence from an eye tracking experiment. ​Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics​, 64(4), 753-777.

Lewis, K.E., Grebitus, C., and R. Nayga (2016): The importance of taste in experimental auctions: consumers’ valuation of calorie and sweetener labeling of soft drinks.​ Agricultural Economics​, 47(1), 47-57.

Lewis, K.E., Grebitus, C., and R. Nayga (2016): U.S. consumers’ preferences for imported and genetically modified sugar: Examining policy consequentiality in a choice experiment.​ Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics;​ 65, 1-8.

Lewis, K.E., Grebitus, C., Colson, G., and W. Hu (2017): German and British consumer willingness to pay for beef labeled with food safety attributes. ​Journal of Agricultural Economics​, 68(2), 451-470.

Manfredo, M., D Sanders, K Boris. Accuracy and Efficiency in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Short-term Supply Forecasts – Forthcoming. ​Energy Economics​ (2008).

Mueller Loose, S., Peschel, A.O. and C. Grebitus (2013): Quantifying effects of convenience and product packaging on consumer preferences and market share of seafood products: The case of oysters. ​Food Quality and Preference​, 28(2), 492-504.

Peschel, A.O., Grebitus, C., Colson, G., and W. Hu (2016): Explaining the use of attribute cut-off values on decision making by means of involvement. ​Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics,​ 65, 58-66.

Peschel, A.O., Grebitus, C., Steiner, B., and M. Veeman (2016): How does consumer knowledge affect environmentally sustainable choices? Evidence from a cross-country latent class analysis of food labels. ​Appetite​, 106, 78-91.

Pofahl, G. and Richards, T.J.. “Valuation of New Products in Attribute Space.”. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2009). Printezis, I., and C. Grebitus (2018): Marketing channels for local food. ​Ecological Economics.​ 152(October), 161-171.

Qui, Y., Colson, G., and C. Grebitus (2014): Risk preferences and purchase of energy-efficient technologies in the residential sector. Ecological Economics​, 107, 216–229.

Roscoe, R.D., Grebitus, C., O’Brian, J., Johnson, A.C., and I. Kula (2016): Online information search and decision making: Effects of web search stance. ​Computers in Human Behavior​, 56, 103-118.

Rousu, M., Colson, G., Corrigan, J., Grebitus, C., and M. Loureiro (2015): Deception in experiments: Towards guidelines on use in applied economics research. ​Agricultural Economic Perspectives and Policy​, 37(3), 524-536.

Steiner, B., Peschel, A.O., and C. Grebitus (2017): Multi-product category choices labeled for ecological footprints: Exploring psychographics and evolved psychological biases for characterizing latent consumer classes. ​Ecological Economics,​ 140, 251-264.

Syrengelas, K.G., DeLong, K.L., Grebitus, C. and R.M. Nayga (2018): Is the natural label misleading? Examining consumer preferences for natural beef. In Press. ​Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy,​ https://doi.org/10.1093/aepp/ppx042.

Conference and workshop participation

Co-chair: ‘Recent Developments in Experimental Economics,’ Post-conference workshop at Annual Meetings of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, Chicago, IL; 2017

Co-chair: ‘The “How-To” of Experimental Economics in Agricultural, Environmental and Applied Research,’ Pre-conference workshop at Annual Meetings of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, Boston, MA; 2016

Co-chair: ‘Applying Behavioral and Experimental Economics to Food and Agri-Environmental Issues,’ Post-conference workshop at Annual Meetings of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, San Francisco, CA; 2015

Co-chair: ‘Recent Trends in Experimental Economics,’ Pre-conference workshop at European Association of Agricultural Economists Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia; 2014

Co-chair, science committee: ‘Social Networks, Social Media and the Economics of Food,’ 3rd Agricultural & Applied Economics

Association / European Association of Agriculture Economists / Canadian Agricultural Economics Society Conference, Montreal, CA. 2014

Program committee chair: ‘Food Environment: The Effects of Context on Food,’ 2nd Agricultural & Applied Economics Association / Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Conference, Boston, MA. 2012

Member of the program committee and local organizing committee: ‘Consumer Behavior for a Sustainable Future,’ 5th International Consumer Sciences Research Conference, Bonn, Germany. 2011

Member of the local organizing committee: ‘The Economics of Food, Food Choice and Health,’ 1st European Association of Agriculture Economists / Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Symposium and 115th European Association of Agriculture Economists Seminar, Munich, Germany. 2010

Session organizer: ‘Controversies and Frontiers in Experimental Economics,’ Annual Meetings of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, San Francisco, CA, 2015

Session co-organizer: ‘Attitudes, Perceptions and Values: Determinants of Decision Making,’ Annual Meetings of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, Seattle, WA; 2012

Organization of Track Sessions at Conferences
Session organizer: ‘Experiments in Applied and Agricultural Economics – Featuring Tomorrow’s Researchers,’ Annual Meetings of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, Chicago, IL, 2017

Session co-organizer: ‘Using New Technologies to Advance Behavioral and Experimental Economics,’ Annual Meetings of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, Chicago, IL; 2017

Session co-organizer: ‘Marketing Policy Implications of Food: Consumer Behavior and Labeling Policy from Different Perspectives,’ Annual Meetings of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, Chicago, IL; 2017

Session organizer: ‘Transformations in Food Systems: Opportunities and Challenges for Alternative Food Systems,’ Annual Meetings of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, Boston, MA, 2016

Session co-organizer: ‘How do you choose your food? Insights from behavioral economics’, Annual Meetings of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, Boston, MA; 2016

Session co-organizer: ‘Where are they Now? Research Updates from Graduates of the Behavioral Economics Workshop,’ Annual Meetings of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, Boston, MA; 2016

Session co-organizer: ‘Investigating Decision Making: The Inclusion of Eye Tracking in Economic Experiments,’ Annual Meetings of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, San Francisco, CA, 2015

Session co-organizer: Global Trends in Marketing and Demand of Meat and Dairy Products,’ Annual Meetings of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, Minneapolis, MN; 2014

Session co-organizer: ‘Is it Healthier, Tastier, and Who Buys it?…– Current Issues Surrounding Organic Food Production and Consumption,’ Annual Meetings of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, Washington, DC; 2013

Session co-organizer: ‘Value Added Meat Marketing around the Globe: International Insights on Safety, Health, and Convenience,’ Annual Meetings of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, Seattle, WA; 2012


Renee Shaw Hughner

Renee Hughner

  • Role and relationship of food in consumer wellness
  • Organic food movement
  • Organic food in consumers’ daily lives

Renée Shaw Hughner is an Associate Professor of Agribusiness in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Broadly, her research lies in the areas of food marketing as it relates to consumer behavior, health, nutrition, and education.

Her research has focused on understanding: consumer attitudes and the use of choice heuristics in the context of children’s food products; consumer attribution of locally grown and state-branded produce, and; the role of dietary interventions in the prevention of childhood obesity.

Current projects include research which examines the issue of alleviating the problem of access to healthy food in food deserts and consumers’ perceptions of various food labels (e.g., GMO, sugar sweetened beverage warnings). Hughner is involved in several project-based activities with students.

She serves as the student advisor for the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Career Pathways Program; the National Agri-marketing Association (NAMA) Student Marketing Competition, the Produce for Better Health (PBH) Formula 5 Marketing Competition, and the National Grocers Association (NGA) Collegiate Case Competition.

Hughner served as Chairwoman for the National Grocers Association (NGA) Food Industry University Committee (FIUC), a committee dedicated to building bridges between the independent food retailing sector and academia. She currently serves on the board of the Arizona Food & Drug Industry Education Foundation and is on the editorial board of the ​Journal of Macromarketing. Hughner​ enjoys teaching and interacting with students and, in 2014, was awarded the Huizingh Outstanding Undergraduate Service to Students Award.

 

Current research

  • Perception of Arizona Grown Medjool Dates, with Carola Grebitus. Working with data to identify consumer segments in the Medjool date market. Using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
  • Efficacy of Sugar Sweetened Beverage Labels, with Claudia Dumitrescu. Working on a project which looks at the impact of safety labeling on sugar sweetened beverages.
  • Arizona’s Native American Food Systems, with Ashok Mishra and Lauren Chenarides. Working on a project to identify gaps in Arizona’s Indigenous Food Systems (Native American reservations).

 

Student Activities

Faculty Advisor, PMA Career Pathways Program: Every year, Hughner accompanies students to the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) annual “Fresh Summit” convention and Career Pathways Pack program. The goal of this program is to introduce students to the fresh produce industry. Among other activities, PMA pairs each student with an industry mentor. Students attend special programs and have numerous opportunities to network with industry professionals and executives.

Faculty Advisor, National Grocers Association (NGA) University Case Competition and Annual Show: The National Grocers Association (NGA) sponsors an annual collegiate case competition in conjunction with the annual NGA Show. Students develop an action plan to address a current food retailing issue. Students then present their case solution at the NGA Show. (National Grocers Association) Collegiate Case Competition. In 2015, Sun Devils took first place, in 2016, they placed second.

Faculty Advisor, PBH Formula 5 Competition: Every year the Produce for Better Health sponsors a marketing competition in which college students are challenged to develop a marketing plan for an agricultural product, specifically produce. Students get an up-close view of how the elements of marketing strategy work to deliver value to consumers. In 2016 and 2017, students won first place in the Produce for Better Health’s Formula 5 Marketing Competition, and in 2018, they placed fourth. In addition to receiving a trophy and award money, each student team was invited to attend PBH’s annual conference where they were treated to great food, entertaining speakers, and the opportunity to network with industry executives from leading produce companies.

Faculty Advisor, the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) Competition: The NAMA competition is a college-level marketing competition where student teams develop a marketing plan for a new agricultural product of their choice. Students spend a semester conducting market research, writing the marketing plan and developing a presentation. In developing their marketing plan, students follow the same practices and principles used by today’s marketing professionals. Teams submit a written plan summary prior to the competition and then make a formal presentation of their marketing plan to a panel of judges at the competition. Overall, approximately 30 student NAMA chapters from all over the country and Canada attend the conference and participate in the competition. The competition is part of the National Agri-Marketing Association’s annual conference and trade show. The marketing competition is a great learning tool for these students and provides them with some really good practical experience.

Publications

Dumitrescu C., R. Shaw Hughner and C. J. Shultz II (2016). Policy and Marketing Changes to Help Curb Childhood Obesity: Government Ban Vs. Industry Self-Regulation. ​International Journal of Consumer Studies,​ 40 (5), 519-526.

Dumitrescu, C., R. Shaw Hughner and C. J. Shultz II (2016). “Why Do Some Consumers Make Unhealthy Food Choices?” ​Journal of Food Product Marketing​, May 1-22.

Dumitrescu, C., R. Shaw Hughner and C. J. Shultz II (2018) “Examining Consumers’ Responses to Corporate Social Responsibility Addressing Childhood Obesity: The Mediating Role of Attributional Judgments,” ​Journal of Business Research​, Vol. 88, 132-140

Grebitus C., Peschel A.O., and R.S. Hughner (2018): Voluntary food labeling: The additive effect of “free from” labels and region of origin. In Press.​ Agribusiness: An International Journal.​ 2018;1–14. ​https://doi.org/10.1002/agr.21558​.

Lacagnina, G., R. Shaw Hughner, C. Barroso, R. Hall and C. Wharton (2017) “Supply Chain Barriers to Healthy, Affordable Produce in Phoenix-Area Food Deserts,” ​Journal of Food Distribution Research​, November. Vol 48 (3) 1-15.

Nganje, W., R. Shaw Hughner and P. Patterson (2014) “Perception of Risks and Preferences for Locally Grown Produce: A Marketing System Approach,” ​Journal of Food Products Marketing​, Vol 20 (2) 196-214.

Wharton, C. M., R. Shaw Hughner, L. MacMillan and C. Dumitrescu (2015) “Community Supported Agriculture Programs: A Novel Venue for Theory-Based Health Behavior Change Interventions,” ​Ecology of Food and Nutrition​, May-Jun 54(3) 280-301.


Mark Manfredo

Mark Manfredo

  • Risk-taking
  • Futures markets
  • Options
  • Agribusiness finance
  • Forecast evaluation
  • DMarket risk measurement

Mark Manfredo is a professor and director of the Morrison School of Agribusiness at the W. P. Carey School of Business.

Professor Manfredo served as the co-chairman of the NCCC-134 Conference on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management (2007-2011), and is currently a member of the editorial review board at Agribusiness: An International Journal.

At Arizona State University, he teaches courses in futures and options markets and agribusiness finance at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and has also served as a faculty honors advisor for Barrett, The Honors College.

He currently serves on the board of directors of the Arizona Food Marketing Alliance.

Publications

Manfredo, M., D Sanders. Multiple Horizons and Information in the DOE’s Energy Supply Forecasts: A Direct Test for Information Content. ​Southwest Economic Review​ (2008)

Manfredo, M., Dwight Sanders. Price Discovery in a Private Cash Forward Market for Lumber. ​Journal of Forest Economics​ (2008)

Manfredo, M., T Richards. Hedging with Weather Derivatives: A Role for Options in Reducing Basis Risk. ​Applied Financial Economics ​(2009)

Manfredo, M.. Impact of Rising Fuel Cost on Perishable Commodity Outsourcing. ​Journal of Business Logistics (​ 2009).

Manfredo, M.R. and Richards, T.J. “Hedging with Weather Derivatives: A Role for Options in Reducing Basis Risk.” ​Applied Financial Economics​ (2009)

Manfredo, M., D. Sanders, K. Boris. Accuracy and Efficiency in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Short-term Supply Forecasts – Forthcoming. ​Energy Economics​ (2008).

Manfredo, M.R., Sanders, D.R., and Scott, W.D. Analyst’s Earnings Estimates for Publicly Traded Food Companies: How Good Are They. ​Agribusiness: An International Journal​ (2011)

Manfredo, M.R., Sanders, D.R., and Scott, W.D. Review of: Economics and the Future: Time and Discounting in Private and Public Decision Making (2010)

Richards, T.J, Eaves, J., Manfredo, M., Narajo, S.E., Chu, C.-C, and Henneberry, T.J. Spatial-Temporal Model of Insect Growth, Diffusion, and Derivative Pricing. ​American Journal of Agricultural Economics​ (2008)

Sanders, D., Garcia, P., Manfredo, M.. Information Content in Deferred Futures Prices: Live Cattle and Hogs. ​Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics​ (2008)

Sanders, D., Manfredo, M., Boris Keith. Evaluating Information in Multiple Horizon Forecasts: The DOE’s Energy Price Forecasts. Energy Economics​ (2009)

Sanders, D., Manfredo, M. Multiple Horizons and Information in USDA Production Forecasts. ​Agribusiness: An International Journal (2008)

Sanders, D.R., Altman, I.J, Manfredo, M.R. and Anderson, R. Using USDA Production Forecasts: Adjusting for Smoothing. ​Journal of the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers​ (2009)


Ashok Mishra

Ashok Mishra Headshot

  • Food policy
  • Agri-food systems
  • Big Data in agribusiness
  • Food, water, and energy nexus
  • Food security
  • Production economics
  • Farmland valuation
  • Technology adoption
  • Farm profitability
  • Agribusiness finance

Professor Mishra’s research interests lie in food policy and focuses on the economic performance of global agribusiness as a result of production efficiency, mergers and acquisitions, and volatile commodity prices.

Professor Mishra previously spent a decade as an economist for the Economic Research Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He has been commended for his research in agriculture, being named a fellow by the Northeastern Association of Agricultural Resource Economists in 2013.

 

Publications

Bampasidou, M., A. K. Mishra, and C. Moss. “Modeling Debt Choice in Agriculture: The Effect of Endogenous Asset Values.” Agricultural Finance Review,​ Vol. 77(1), 2017: 95-110.

Coble, K., A. K. Mishra., T. Griffin, and S. Ferrell. “Big Data in Agriculture: A Challenge for the Future.” Forthcoming, ​Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy

D’Souza, A., and A. K. Mishra. “Adoption and Abandonment of Partial Conservation Technologies in Developing Economies: The Case of South Asia.” ​Land Use Policy,​ Vol. 70: 2017: 212-223.

Khanal, A. R., and A. K. Mishra. “Financial Performance of Small Farm Business Households: The Role of Internet.” ​China Agricultural Economics Review​, Vol. 8(4), 2016: 553-71.

Khanal, A. R., A. K. Mishra, and K.H Koirala. “Access to the Internet and Financial Performance of Small Business Households” Electronic Commerce Research,​ Vol.15 (2), 2015:159-175

Khanal, A. R., A. K. Mishra, and W. Keithly. “Heterogeneity in Food Demand among Rural Indian Households: The Role of Demographics.” ​Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics​, Vol. 64(3), 2016: 517-544.

Khanal, A.R., and A. K. Mishra. “Enhancing Food Security: Food Crop Portfolio Choice in Response to Climatic Risk in India.” ​Global Food Security​, Vol. 12, 2017: 22-30.

Khanal, A.R., A. K. Mishra, and M. Bhattarai. “Assessing the Impact of Weather Risk on Land Use Intensity: A Non-Stationary and Dynamic Panel Modeling Approach.” ​Land Economics,​ Vol. 93(1), 2017: 38-56.

Khanal, A.R., and A. K. Mishra. “Stock Price Reactions to Stock Dividend Announcements: A Case from a Sluggish Economic Period.” ​North American Journal of Economics and Finance,​ Vol. 42(Nov) 2017: 338–345.

Koirala, K. H., A. K. Mishra, and S. Mohanty. “Impact of Land Ownership on Productivity and Efficiency of Rice Farmers: The Case of the Philippines.” ​Land Use Policy,​ Vol. 50, 2016: 371-78.

Koirala, K. H., A. K. Mishra, J. M. D ’Antoni, and J. Mehlhorn. “Energy Prices and Agricultural Commodity Prices: Testing Correlation Using Copulas Method.” ​Energy Journal​, Vol. 81(1), 2015: 430-436.

Kumar, A., A. K. Mishra, S. Saraoj, and P.K. Joshi. “Institutional vs non-institutional credit to agricultural households in India: Evidence on impact from a national farmers’ survey.” ​Economic Systems,​ Vol. 41, 2017: 420-432.

Mishra, A. K., A. Khanal, S. Mohanty. “Gender Differentials in Farming Efficiency and Profits: The Case of Rice Production in the Philippines.” ​Land Use Policy,​ Vol. 63(April), 2017: 461-469.

Mishra, A. K., A. R., Khanal, and V. O. Pede. “Is Direct Seeded Rice a Boon for Economic Performance? Empirical Evidence from India.” ​Food Policy​, Vol 73, 2017: 10-18.

Mishra, A. K., and H.S. El-Osta. “Determinants of Decisions to Enter the U.S. Farming Sector.” ​Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics​, Vol. 48(1), 2016:73-98.

Mishra, A. K., and J. Cooper. “Impact of Farm Programs on Farm Households: A Free Cash Flow Modelling Approach” ​Journal of Policy Modeling,​ Vol. 39, 2017:387-409.

Mishra, A. K., and V. O. Pede. “Perception of Climate Change and Adaptation Strategies in Vietnam: Are there Intra-Household Gender Differences?” ​International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management​, Vol. 9(4), 2017: 501-516.

Mishra, A. K., D. Viaggi, and S. Gomez y Paloma. ​Public Policy in Agriculture: Impact on Labor Supply and Household Income.​ 2017. Routledge Press, London, UK.

Mishra, A. K., K.A. Mottaleb, and S. Mohanty. “Impact of Off-Farm Income on Food Consumption Rural Bangladesh: An Unconditional Quantile Regression Approach” ​Agricultural Economics: An International Journal​, Vol. 46(2), 2015: 139-148.

Mishra, A. K., Kumar, A., P. K. Joshi, A. D’Souza, and A. Tripathi. “How Can Organic Rice be a Boon to Smallholders? Evidence from Contract Farming in India.” Forthcoming, ​Food Policy​.

Mishra, A. K., Kumar, A., P. K. Joshi, and A. D’Souza. “Impact of Contract Farming on Yield, Costs, and Profitability in Low-Value Crop: Evidence from a Low-Income Country.” Forthcoming, ​Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.​

Mishra, A. K., S. Shaik., A. R. Khanal., and S. Bairagi. “Contract Farming and Technical Efficiency: Evidence from Low-Value and High-Value Crops in Nepal.” Forthcoming, ​Agribusiness: An International Journal​.

Mishra, A. K., and J. M. Gillespie. “Hiring Preferences for Non-Immigrant Labor: The Case of the Seafood Professing Industry.” Marine Resource Economics​, Vol. 31(1), 2016: 83-99.

Mishra, A. K., K.A. Mottaleb, A. R. Khanal, and S. Mohanty. “Abiotic Stress and Its Impact on Production Efficiency: The Case of Rice Farming in Bangladesh.” ​Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment,​ Vol. 199(1), 2015: 146-153.

Mishra, A. K., Kumar, A., P. K. Joshi, and A. D’Souza. “Impact of Contracts in High Yielding Varieties Seed Production on Profits and Yield: The Case of Nepal.” ​Food Policy​, Vol. 62 (July), 2016: 110-121.

Mottaleb, K. A., and A. K. Mishra. “Rice Consumption and Grain Type Preference by Households: A Bangladesh Case.” ​Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics​, Vol. 48(3), 2016: 298-319.

Mottaleb, K. A., D. Rahut, and A. K. Mishra. “Consumption of Food Away from Home in Bangladesh: Do Rich Households Spend More?” ​Journal of Appetite,​ Vol. 119, 2017: 54-63.

Mottaleb, K. A., D. Rahut, and A. K. Mishra. “Modelling Grain Type Preferences in Bangladesh?” ​British Food Journal​, Vol. 119(9), 2017: 2049-2061.

Mottaleb, K. A., M. Gumma, A. K. Mishra, and S. Mohanty. “Quantifying Production Losses due to Drought and Submergence of Rainfed Rice at the Household Level Using Remotely Sensed MODIS Data.” ​Agricultural Systems,​ Vol. 137(July), 2015: 227–235.

Mottaleb, K. A., S. Mohanty, and A. K. Mishra. “Intra-Household Resource Allocation under Negative Income Shock: A Natural Experiment.” ​World Development​, Vol. 66(Feb.), 2015: 557-571.

Mottaleb, K. A., S. Sene, and A. K. Mishra. “Impact of Remittance Income on House Prices: Evidence from Bangladesh” International Real Estate Review,​ Vol. 19(1), 2016: 98-119.

Schaible, G. D., A. K. Mishra, D. M. Lambert, and G. Panterov. “Factors Influencing Environmental Stewardship in U.S. Agriculture: Conservation Program Participants vs. Non-Participants.” ​Land Use Policy,​ Vol. 46(July), 2015: 125-141.

Tripathi, A., and A. K. Mishra. “Knowledge and Passive Adaptation to Climate Change: An Example from Indian Farmers.” ​Climatic Risk Management​, Vol. 16, 2017: 195-207.

Tripathi, A., A. K. Mishra, and G. Verma. “Impact of Preservation of Sub Soil Water Act on Groundwater Depletion: The Case of Punjab, India.” ​Environmental Management,​ Vol. 58(1), 2016:48-59.

Wang, C.S., Van Fleet, D. D., & Mishra, A. K. 2016. Food integrity: A market-based solution. ​British Food Journal​, 119(1): 7-19.

Wang, S., D. Van Fleet, and A. K. Mishra. “Food Integrity: A Market-Based Solution.” ​British Food Journal​, Vol. 119(1), 2017: 9-17.


Tim Richards

Timothy Richards

  • Big Data in agribusiness
  • Food, water, and energy nexus
  • Food marketing
  • Experimental economic methods
  • Food market analysis
  • Food pricing strategies
  • Food retail
  • Real options
  • Consumer demand
  • Market risk measurement

Timothy J. Richards (Arizona State University), Elliot Rabinovich (Arizona State University), and Stephen F. Hamilton (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo). “A Market-Based Solution to Food Waste: Commercial Peer-to-Peer Mutualization Systems.” AFRI, USDA. December 2016 ($496,589).

Timothy J. Richards (Arizona State University), Elliot Rabinovich (Arizona State University), Min Choi (Arizona State University/Cal State Fullerton), and Carola Grebitus (Arizona State University). “Scan-Based Trading: An Opportunity for Supply Chain Efficiency.” AFRI, USDA. December 2016 ($496,407).

 

Publications

Allender, W. and Richards, T.J. “Market Power and Market Diversion: California Eggs.” ​Review of Industrial Organization​ (2010)

Allender, W. and Richards, T.J. Consumer Impact of Animal Welfare Regulation in the California Poultry Industry. ​Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (​ 2010)

Hamilton, S.F. and Richards, T.J. “Variety Competition in Retail Markets.” ​Management Science (​ 2009)

Manfredo, M., T. Richards. Hedging with Weather Derivatives: A Role for Options in Reducing Basis Risk. ​Applied Financial Economics ​(2009)

Manfredo, M.R. and Richards, T.J. “Hedging with Weather Derivatives: A Role for Options in Reducing Basis Risk.” ​Applied Financial Economics​ (2009)

Pofahl, G. and Richards, T.J. “Valuation of New Products in Attribute Space.”. American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2009). Printezis, I., and C. Grebitus (2018): Marketing channels for local food. ​Ecological Economics.​ 152(October), 161-171.

Richards, T.J., Eaves, J., Manfredo, M., Narajo, S.E., Chu, C.-C, and Henneberry, T.J. Spatial-Temporal Model of Insect Growth, Diffusion, and Derivative Pricing. ​American Journal of Agricultural Economics​ (2008)

Richards, T.J. and Geoff Pofahl. “Commodity Prices and Food Inflation.” ​American Journal of Agricultural Economics​ (2009) Richards, T.J. and Luis Padilla. “Promotion and Fast Food Demand.” ​American Journal of Agricultural Economics (​ 2009)

Richards, T.J., Ignacio Molina and Osman Hussein. “Welfare Impacts of the Mexico Potato Quarantine.” ​Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics ​(2009)

Richards, T.J., Peter Ellsworth, Russ Tronstad and Steve Naranjo. Market Based Instruments for the Optimal Control of Invasive Insect Species. ​Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics ​(2010)

Richards, T.J., Ram Acharya and Ignacio Molina. “Retail and Wholesale Market Power in Organic Apples. ​Agribusiness: An International Journal​ (2011)

Richards, T.J., Ram Acharya, Albert Kagan. A Spatial Model of Market Power in Non-Metro Banking. ​Journal of Economics and Business​ (2008).

Richards, T.J., Stephen F. Hamilton and Paul M. Patterson. Spatial Competition in Private Labels. ​Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics​ (2010).

Richards, T.J., William Nganje and Ram Acharya. “Public Goods, Hysteresis and Investment in Food Safety.” ​Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics​ (2009).

Richards, T.J. Hedging with Weather Derivatives: A Role for Options in Reducing Basis Risk.​ Applied Financial Economics ​(2009).

Conference participation

Richards, T.J., Ram Acharya and William Nganje. Public Goods, Hysteresis and Investment in Food Safety. European Association of Agricultural Economics, Innovation in Food Networks Conference (2008).


Troy Schmitz

Troy Schmitz

  • Agricultural policy
  • Global agricultural trade
  • Food policy
  • Food security
  • Applied welfare economics
  • Benefit-cost analysis
  • Biofuels policy
  • Biotechnology policy
  • Environmental economics
  • Economic analysis of sugar, cattle, tomatoes, corn, cotton, barley, wheat, tobacco, soybeans, canola, and poultry markets
  • Agribusiness
    e-commerce
  • Golf economics

Troy Schmitz is associate professor in the Morrison School of Agribusiness in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He is also senior sustainability scholar in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and is an affiliated faculty member in the Center for Environmental Economics and Sustainability Policy.

Professor Schmitz has taught PhD courses in advanced agribusiness, applied econometrics, and microeconomic theory. He has taught MSc courses in international agricultural policy, applied econometrics, mathematical agricultural economics, managerial economics for agribusiness, and the agribusiness capstone. He has taught MBA courses in managerial economics and global business environment. He has also taught BSc courses in global food and agricultural policy, food and agricultural policy issues, economics of biofuels and biotechnology, agribusiness analysis, applied microeconomics, applied statistics, principles of microeconomics, and computer applications for agribusiness industries.

Professor Schmitz is co-author of two edited volumes on food security, a graduate-level textbook on agricultural policy, agribusiness, and rent-seeking behavior, an edited volume on international agricultural trade disputes, and an edited volume on agribusiness e-commerce. He has published 49 peer-reviewed journal articles in 24 different academic journals ranging from the ​Journal of Political Economy​ to the ​American Journal of Agricultural Economics​ and has 29 book chapters appearing in 18 different edited volumes.

He has published papers on a wide variety of subjects, including: agricultural policy, global agricultural trade, food policy, food security, applied welfare economics, benefit-cost analysis, biofuels policy, biotechnology policy, environmental economics, economic analysis of sugar, cattle, corn, cotton, barley, wheat, tobacco, soybeans, canola, and poultry markets, agribusiness e-commerce, and golf economics. Portions of his work have been translated into French, Turkish, German, and Spanish.

Research

SEED Grant ISSR: Meeting consumers’ demand for U.S. beef: Analysis of U.S. beef from a European consumers’ perspective – the role of country-of-origin labelling. Co-PI with PI C. Grebitus, Arizona State University; 2018, $8,000.


David Van Fleet

David Van Fleet Headshot

  • History of management thought
  • Leadership
  • Military leadership
  • Management in agribusiness
  • Workplace violence, particularly in agribusiness
  • Managerial bullying and harassment
  • Terrorism

David Van Fleet is a professor with the Morrison School of Agribusiness. He joined Arizona State University in 1989.

His research areas of interest are in the history of management thought; leadership and military leadership; management in agribusiness; workplace violence, particularly in agribusiness; managerial bullying and harassment; and terrorism.

Prior to ASU, he held positions at Texas A&M University, University of Akron, and University of Tennessee as well as a visiting position at University of California at Los Angeles while his wife received a liver transplant.

Professor Van Fleet has served as a consultant for a range of clients, including the American Cancer Society; Kuwait Oil Company; State of Kuwait; Kuwait University; NCC Enterprises; Shell Oil; Community Council of Greater Dallas; and Texas cities of Corpus Christi, Denison, and Seguin, and others.

 

Publications

Van Fleet, D. D. 2016. What is Agribusiness? A Visual Description. ​Amity Journal of Agribusiness,​ 1(1): 1-6.

Van Fleet, D. D. 2017. Human Capital, Workplace Violence, and Human Resource Management in Agribusiness: Review and Recommendations. ​Journal of Agribusiness,​ 35(1): 53-74.

Van Fleet, D. D. with Woolverton, M. W., Beierlein, J. G., & Cotterill, R. W. 2017. Agribusiness: An International Journal’s First 30 Volumes. ​Agribusiness: An International Journal​, 33(1), 3-15.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Bedeian, A. G. 2016. The Journal of Management’s First 40 Years: A Look Back. ​Journal of Management,​ 42(2), 349-356.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Hutt, R. W. 2016. Journal Lists: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis. ​International Food and Agribusiness Management Review,​ 19(3): 171-189.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Hutt, R. W. 2017. Entrepreneurial Preferences Regarding Centralization. ​Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship,​ 17(3): 229-241.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Peterson, T.O. 2016.​ Improving Healthcare Practice Behaviors: An Exploratory Study Identifying Effective and Ineffective Behaviors in Healthcare. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance​, 29(2), 141-161.

Van Fleet, D. D., White, L., and Van Fleet, E. W. 2018. Baseballs or Cricket Balls: On the Meanings of Bullying and Harassment. Journal of Human Resource and Sustainability Studies​, in press.

Wang, C.S., & Van Fleet, D. D. 2016. Reconceptualizing The U.S. Strategic Food Safety System. ​British Food Journal,​ 118(5): 1208-1224

Wang, C.S., Van Fleet, D. D., & Mishra, A. K. 2016. Food integrity: A market-based solution. ​British Food Journal​, 119(1): 7-19.

Wang, S., D. Van Fleet, and A. K. Mishra. “Food Integrity: A Market-Based Solution.” ​British Food Journal​, Vol. 119(1), 2017: 9-17.