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Valerie Kilders

Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics

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I am an Assistant Professor in the Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University.

My research leverages food marketing, agribusiness and experimental economics to better assist agricultural producers and stakeholders in the marketing system. I aim to increase our understanding of how consumers and other members of the agricultural supply chain make (food) choices and how these choices impact the food system, agribusinesses, and policies. Among other things, my current research agenda focuses on two empirical themes: 1) consumer demand for food away from home and its impact in terms of health and nutrition and 2) emerging consumption trends and consumer acceptance of new food technologies.

I received my Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at Michigan State University after earning a double degree M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics and Rural Development from the University of Arkansas in conjunction with five European partner universities and my B.Sc. in Agricultural Science from Humboldt University zu Berlin.

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