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Bhagyashree Katare

Agricultural Economics 

  • Assistant Professor
765.494.7709
165.494.9176
KRAN Room 640
403 W. State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2056

Dr. Bhagyashree Katare joined the department in August of 2015. She earned her Master of Financial Mathematics degree, Master of Science degree in Applied Economics, and a Doctorate in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota. During her doctoral program, Dr. Katare has taught courses in Economics and Statistics as an adjunct faculty. She has also worked as a consultant for World Bank and Young Lives Project.

Dr. Katare’s research interests are in the economics of food, health, nutrition, and particularly on the empirical analysis of consumption behavior related to health outcomes. Her current research centers on the economic determinants of weight gain and the spread of obesity. In the next few years, Dr. Katare will develop a research program focused on understanding how environmental factors and peers influence the health choices and decisions of individuals. Her teaching responsibilities include an undergraduate course in agricultural marketing.

Selected Publications

Katare, B., & Kim, J. (2017). Effects of the 2013 SNAP Benefit Cut on Food Security. Applied Economics Policy and Perspective.

Katare, B., Serebrennikov, D., Wang, H. H., & Wetzstein, M. (in press). Social-Optimal Household Food Waste: Taxes and Government Incentives. American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Katare, B., Yue, C., & Hurley, T. (2016). Consumer Willingness to Pay for Nano-packaged Food Products: Evidence from Eye-tracking Technology and Experimental Auctions. In Food Markets: Consumer Perceptions, Government Regulations and Health Impacts.

Glewwe, P., Chen, Q., & Katare, B. (2015). What Determines Learning among Kinh and Ethnic Minority Students in Vietnam? An Analysis of the Round 2 Young Lives Data. Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, 2(3), 494–516.

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