- Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
- Assistant Professor, Morrison School of Agribusiness, W.P. Carey School of Business
Lauren Chenarides completed her doctorate in agricultural, environmental, and regional economics at Pennsylvania State University, where she also taught courses in food products marketing. Her research interests are centered on food access, consumer store choice, food retailer marketing behavior, and applied industrial organization.
Her dissertation examined households' choices of food retailers and how food retailers' marketing strategy outcomes, such as the availability of food items, might exacerbate the hardships consumers face living in food deserts.
Chenarides is actively involved in scholarly associations, including the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, American Economic Association, and Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association. Her most recent research, published in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, explored the relationships between store formats, market structure, and consumers' food shopping decisions.
- PhD, Agricultural, Environmental, and Regional Economics, Pennsylvania State University, 2017
- BA, Mathematics, College of Holy Cross, 2008
Volpe, R. J., E. C. Jaenicke and L. Chenarides. Store formats, market structure, and consumers' food shopping decisions. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy DOI: 10.1093/aepp/ppx033. (link )
Cleary, R., A. Bonanno, L. Chenarides and S. J. Goetz. 2018. Store profitability and public policies to improve food access in non-metro U.S. counties. Food Policy 75(Feb):158-170. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2017.12.004. (link )