Amelia B. Finaret

Amelia Finaret, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics
Amelia Finaret, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics

Associate Professor
Business and Economics; Global Health

Allegheny College, Carr Hall 205
Meadville, PA 16335

I am a teacher and scholar of food economics, nutrition, and global health. I teach courses that span the areas of health and economics, including Global Health and Nutrition, Economics of Food and Agriculture, and Global Health Data and Visualization.

My research is on child nutrition, dietary quality, the economics of malnutrition, and data quality in large-scale household survey datasets. My research has been published in journals including Food Policy, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, The Journal of Nutrition, Economics and Human Biology, The American Journal of Human Biology, Food Security, Teaching and Learning Inquiry, World Development, Annual Review of Resource Economics, and PLoS ONE. You can find my publications on Google Scholar here.

Food Economics; Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health
Food Economics; Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health

My textbook with William A. Masters is being published Open Access in 2024 from Palgrave MacMillan. Food Economics: Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health provides an accessible introduction to the market systems and government policies that link natural resources and the environment to our food supply, nutrition, and health. Anyone can pick up this book and use it to understand the food economy without prior training in economics.

I have a B.S. in applied mathematics and statistics from Stony Brook University, an M.S. in agricultural economics from Iowa State University, a PhD from the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and I am credentialed as a Registered Dietitian (RD) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Prior to teaching at Allegheny College, I was a Borlaug Fellow in Global Food Security in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo from 2013 to 2015.