Brian Roe

Brian Roe

Professor, Ohio State University

 Brian E. Roe, Ph.D. is the Van Buren Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics at the Ohio State University. Dr. Roe has worked broadly in the areas of agricultural and environmental economics focusing on issues including food waste, agricultural marketing, information policy, behavioral economics and product quality. His recent research includes a USDA funded project focused on local foods and school lunch programs, a USDA funded exploration of the role of nudges in reducing household food waste, and an NSF-funded multidisciplinary team seeking to understand human-ecosystem feedbacks in the Western Lake Erie basin, including understanding how farms and agribusinesses respond to voluntary environmental programs. Dr. Roe recently served as an editor for the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, the flagship journal of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, and recently served as the faculty leader of his department’s undergraduate program. He also helped form and currently leads the Ohio State Food Waste Collaborative, a collection of researchers, practitioners, and students working together to promote the reduction and redirection of food waste as an integral part of a healthy and sustainable food system. He served as a committee member for the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine consensus study on “A Systems Approach to Reducing Consumer Food Waste” and as a member of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research Advisory Council on Health-Agriculture Nexus. Roe has a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland – College Park.

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