The following services on Economic and policy research are provided through Dr. Kyureghian’s group.
- Review and estimation of the differences in nutritional composition of fresh and processed fruits and vegetables and policy implications in moving towards fulfillment of the dietary recommendations for Americans
- Estimation of the economic viability of food related programs and policies. Intended and unintended consequences of policy remedies in the areas referred to as food deserts.
Consumer, Food and Nutrition Research
- Estimation of the consumer willingness to pay for transitional organic fruits and vegetables.
- Research on food deserts seeking to explain the causes giving rise to under-consumption of produce in food deserts.
- Consumption patterns of all food groups in food deserts.
- The effects of food deserts on consumer dietary choices framed in the context of (i) actual choice vs. availability of certain healthy foods, and (ii) healthy food availability vs. food availability in general.
- Research on the associations between obesity and dietary intake in general, and food away from home, in particular.
Applied Methodology Research
- Research on the problem of missingness in survey data and methods to address the missingness in applied settings.
- Iterative proportional fitting methods for survey data and the implications for the population.
- Clustered data analysis and meta-analysis methodology.
Industry/Client Related Research
- Industry surveys in product utilization.
- Surveys and experiments to determine the consumer acceptance of new products /ingredients and willingness to pay for them.
- Literature reviews and white papers in applied topics in food industry.
- Value-added research in consumer analyses – consumer profile reports, price and trend analyses.
- Cost-benefit and industry analysis.
For more information, please contact Dr. Gayaneh Kyureghian.