Grace Melo

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Assistant Professor

Department of Agricultural Economics

Pontificia Universidad Católica

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My research combines applied economics and food policy including labeling policy and food and nutrition assistance programs. I have also conducted research on migration policy, bio-fuels, and non-market valuation.

Main research interests

Food and Nutrition Policy Analysis, Experimental Economics, and Agribusiness.

Current research

Consumer Demand for Healthy Food at Convenience Stores


I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Food Science with emphasis in agriculture. My first research projects were related to agricultural labor. I conducted research on Hispanic labor in the U.S. and rural labor in China. I also conducted research on topics related to environmental and resource economics including non-market valuation of ground water and biodiversity conservation.

My latest projects are related to Food Policy and Consumer Demand.