Lauren Chenarides is an Assistant Professor at the Morrison School of Agribusiness in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. She holds an undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross, where she majored in Mathematics, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural, Environmental, and Regional Economics from Pennsylvania State University, where she graduated in 2017. Upon completing her graduate degree, she joined the faculty at ASU, where she teaches courses on food advertising and promotions, and food and agricultural policy issues.
Her research background is in food economics, studying the nexus between food choice, retailer competition, and public policy. Professor Chenarides' research focuses on understanding barriers to accessing affordable, healthy foods and the consequences of poor food access on consumer spending, diet, and health; analyzing trends and developments in food retailer competition, market concentration, and marketing strategies; and, examining the impact of entry by non-traditional food retailers on local competition.
Professor Chenarides is actively involved in scholarly associations, including the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, where she has served as Chair of the Food and Agricultural Marketing and Policy Section, the American Economic Association, and the Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association. Some of her recent publications can be found in Food Policy, Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, and Sustainability.