Rigoberto Lopez, PhD

Professor, Agricultural and Resource Economics (Affiliate)


Research Overview

General interests: food policy, industrial organization, economics of food and health, and economic development.
Current projects: voluntary nutrition labeling and choices of healthy foods, economics of health care changes and food choices, business strategies in the food industries.
Past projects: economics of consumer behavior with respect to carbonated soft drinks, social media and consumer choices of foods, Advertising to Children and food choices.


Ph.D. Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, 1983
B.S. Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, 1979
Agriculture,Escuela Agrícola Panamericana, El Zamorano, Honduras, 1977

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressW.B. Young Building
Suite 305
1376 Storrs Rd.
Storrs, CT 06269