Lauren Chenarides

7231 E Sonoran Arroyo Mall
San Tan 235D
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, where she teaches courses on food advertising and promotions, food supply networks, and food policy. She joined W.P. Carey in 2017 after completing her doctorate in agricultural, environmental, and regional economics at Pennsylvania State University. 

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 people face to access affordable, healthy foods and the consequences of poor food access on consumer spending, diet, and health; and, analyzing trends and developments in food retailer competition, market concentration, and marketing strategies. Her current research examines how food retailers’ decisions might exacerbate or mitigate the hardships consumers face living in underserved areas. Furthermore, she investigates how food policies and changes to existing programs affect both firms’ marketing outcomes and individuals’ behavior, especially the most economically vulnerable. 

Professor Chenarides is actively involved in scholarly associations, including the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, American Economic Association, and 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

 

Research Interests

  • Food Access
  • Food Retailing Landscape
  • Food Marketing
  • Scanner Data
  • Consumer Store Choice
  • Demand Modeling
  • Food and Health Economics
  • Applied Industrial Organization 

Courses

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