Welcome

Hi – thanks for visiting.  I am a Professor at Tufts University, in the Friedman School of Nutrition with a secondary appointment in the Department of Economics.  Timeline of links below summarize recent work, or click links for publications and funding, music playlists, my school page, AAEA bio and ANH career journey.

Blog posts, photos and outreach are on twitter and on my FoodEcon site, and I maintain a separate site for my project on Food Prices for Nutrition.

Recent publications (open access or link to preprint)

  • Jan 2022 article on variation in diet costs worldwide, in LancetPH
  • Nov 2021 working paper on cost of nutrient adequacy for households
  • Oct 2021 article on child growth in Burkina Faso, in AJCN
  • Oct 2021 article on Food Compass nutrient profiling, in Nature Food
  • Sept 2021 article on price data availability, in Food Policy
  • Sept 2021 article on measuring resilience, in GFS
  • Sept 2021 article on food systems & nutrition, in AJCN
  • Aug 2021 textbook (4th ed.) on Economics of Agricultural Development
  • July 2021 working paper on food prices during COVID
  • June 2021 brief on cost of preparing a basic meal for the UN FSS
  • June 2021 report on true cost accounting for the UN FSS
  • June 2021 article on food preferences in Viet Nam, in Appetite
  • May 2021 article on cost-effectiveness of food interventions in GFS
  • Mar 2021 article on global nutritional inequality in Nature Food
  • Feb 2021 article on restaurant menu item descriptions in AJPM
  • Jan 2021 article on topic selection and research ethics in AEPP
  • Jan 2021 book chapter on agriculture and undernutrition
  • Dec 2020 article on seasonality of diet costs in Science Advances
  • Dec 2020 background paper on diet costs for the UN system SOFI 2020
  • Oct 2020 article on affordability of nutritious diets in Food Policy
  • Sept 2020 article on health equity & child heights in EHB [preprint]
  • Sept 2020 article on infant feeding & displacement in MCN
  • July 2020 article on a new diet-health index in BMJ Global Health
  • Jan 2020 article on affordability of better diets in Lancet Gl. Health
  • Sept 2019 article on children’s first foods in Food Policy
  • July 2019 report on quality of infant foods for IFPRI-Malawi
  • June 2019 technical brief on economic evaluation for ANH Academy
  • June 2019 article on seasonality of nutrition outcomes, in AJCN
  • May 2019 review article on economics of nutrition, in ARRE
  • Feb 2019 chapter on agriculture for nutrition, in CABI-IFPRI book
  • Oct 2018 article on contest incentives for child nutrition, in JDE
  • Aug 2018 article on price indexes for cost of healthy diets, in AJAE
  • Aug 2018 article on nutrition knowledge, in MCN [preprint]
  • July 2018 article on age misreporting and child heights, in Demography
  • Apr 2018 article on education and nutrition in BMC Public Health
  • Jan 2018 article on contest design and incentives in JEBO [preprint]
  • Jan 2018 article on costs & impacts of food interventions in HPP

Recent news and media

Recent & upcoming presentations

Links below list archived news and media, publications and presentations

Student & project papers at ASN (Baltimore), June 8-11

Student & project papers at AAEA (Atlanta),  July 21-23

  • Track session on market prices and malnutrition, with Robel Alemu, Yan Bai and Derek Headey and Ellen McCullough
  •  Selected papers from the CANDASA project:
    • Stevier Kaiyatsa: “Do remote rural people pay higher prices for more nutritious foods? Evidence from 130,975 price observations at rural markets in Malawi, 2007-2017”
    • Kate Schneider: “Advancing the use of household surveys for nutrition: Nutrient adequacy at the household level and the cost of nutritious diets in Malawi”
    • Fantu Bachewe: “Affordability of nutrient adequacy and dietary energy in Ethiopia, 2001-2017”
  • Selected paper from the Nutrition Innovation Lab:
    • Sonia Zaharia: “Measuring Resilience: A Triple-Difference Approach”

Archived news and media

Older articles and working papers

Archived presentations