PhD Student in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University

MS in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University

BA in Economics from Westfield State University

AAEA Graduate Student Section Past-Chair

Research Interests

Food Supply Chains

Getting food from the farm to your table requires movement through flexible, intricate, interstate systems. I enjoy exploring complexities in value-added agriculture and aspire to improve the reliability, resiliency, and sustainability of our food systems.     

Food Choice

We make hundreds of food decisions each day, and what we ultimately choose to eat and drink has implications across the supply chain. I use behavioral economics to better understand consumer demand and examine the implications of food marketing.

Food & Beverage Policy

Ag policy protects consumer health, addresses sustainability concerns, and promotes welfare. But it also imposes costs on various stakeholders. I am interested in the causal effects of food policies on consumer behavior and supply chain development.

Curriculum Vitae

Contact

staple71@msu.edu

Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture

446 W Circle Drive East Lansing, MI 48824