This will soon become the resource page for a textbook on Food Economics: Agriculture, Nutrition and Health, forthcoming in 2024 from Palgrave MacMillan.  Behind the book you can see ongoing research from co-authors Will Masters and Amelia Finaret, including Will’s project on Food Prices for Nutrition.

For now, this site is a teaching blog for Will’s graduate course at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.  To see each post, click on the category of interest in the menu at the top right of this page, here:  ==>

Will’s food economics course at Tufts is taught in the spring as described in the syllabus for NUTR 238, and in the fall as described in the syllabus for NUTB 238. The fall version is taught online with a short residency (hence NUTB, for blended learning).  Both semesters have similar content, which is designed to be attractive and accessible to students with zero previous experience or interest in economics, while providing depth on agriculture, food markets & nutrition for those with experience in general economics. Students can enroll individually in standalone courses like this one via Courses@Tufts.  To see what it’s like, course evaluations for the last 3 years are here for the small MNSP version (always online) in Fall 2020, 2021 and 2022, and the large MS-PhD version (in person) during in Spring  2020, 2021 and 2022.

Beyond this one course the Friedman School has an exceptionally strong and diverse collection of faculty, staff and students interested in all aspects of human nutrition, agriculture and food – all on our website.

–Will Masters

PS, we have only slowly gone back to working only in person, like in the olden days:

…even now, if needed I’m happy to see you online!


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