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 details of research funding, my school page, or fun experiments like music playlists.  Background is described in my AAEA Fellow’s bio and, more colorfully, in my ANH career journey.

I also maintain a separate site for my project on Food Prices for Nutrition. For news and event announcements I’m mostly off Twitter and put some things on LinkedIn and Mastodon, with occasional longer posts on my food economics teaching blog.

Handbook chapterif you read only one thing from me, make it this!

Recent scholarly publications (scroll down for earlier years)

  • Feb 2023 article on true cost accounting for food, in CDN
  • Jan 2023 book chapter on cost of meal preparation, for UNFSS
  • Sept 2022 article on nutrient flows globally, in Nature Food
  • July 2022 article on whole-household diet costs, in AJAE (preprint)
  • May 2022 article on food prices during COVID, in Nature Food
  • Mar 2022 article on child growth velocity, in J. of Nutrition
  • Jan 2022 article on variation in diet costs worldwide, in LancetPH
  • 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
  • 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

Recent news and media

Selected recent presentations (+upcoming)

Links below list archived news and media, publications and presentations

Archived news and media

Older articles and working papers

Archived presentations