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Lauren Chenarides

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Assistant Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 1780
Assistant Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 1780
Biography: 

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 is currently serving 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 PolicyApplied Economic Perspectives and Policy, and Sustainability.

 

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Agricultural, Environmental, and Regional Economics, Pennsylvania State University 2017
  • B.A. Mathematics, College of the Holy Cross 2008

 

Videos
Feature in the Spring 2019 issue of W. P. Carey magazine: https://news.wpcarey.asu.edu/20190309
Audio: 
A conversation on food deserts, food advertising, and recent trends in food retail.
Research Interests: 
  • Food Access
  • Food Retailing Landscape
  • Food Marketing
  • Scanner Data
  • Consumer Store Choice
  • Demand Modeling
  • Food and Health Economics
  • Applied Industrial Organization 
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 414Food and Agribus Policy Issues
AGB 420Food Advertising and Promotion
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 420Food Advertising and Promotion
AGB 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 414Food and Agribus Policy Issues
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 420Food Advertising and Promotion
AGB 425Food Supply Networks
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
AGB 414Food and Agribus Policy Issues
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 394Special Topics
AGB 420Food Advertising and Promotion
AGB 425Food Supply Networks
Honors / Awards: 
  • Pre-Doctoral Fellow — National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 2016
  • Travel Grant Recipient — Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 2016
  • College of Agricultural Sciences Travel Award — Pennsylvania State University, 2016
  • College of Agricultural Sciences International Tag Along Fund Program Recipient — Pennsylvania State University, 2015
  • Student Scholarship Recipient — Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economic Association, 2013