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. My interests are in contributing to a deeper understanding of people's choices. I am particularly interested in learning how policy affects these choices by employing economic experiments and applied econometric analysis.

Main research interests

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

Current research

Consumer Behaviour


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.