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Sven Anders

Professor

Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences

Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology

About Me

Job/Research Area 

I am agricultural economics with research and teaching interests in the economics of food systems, supply chains and agri-food trade. My research has studied consumer preferences and firm behaviour in the context of food quality and safety, product differentiation and competition in grocery retailing and the impacts of food standards in international agri-food marketing and trade. Extensive travels in Sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia as a student and collaborative work with colleagues around the world fuel my curiosity about the many and important roles agriculture, food, energy and climate change play in today’s world. Experiences I have made across different climate zones, production systems and cultures influence research on better understanding food systems in terms of their economics and the behaviour of the people engaged in them. 

  • Food Economics
  • Agri-food Value Chains
  • Standards in International Trade

Research

Research Interests 

  • Economics of food systems and supply chains
  • Consumer preferences for innovations in food quality, nutrition and health
  • Grocery retail product differentiation and private label development
  • Development and impact of food quality and safety standards in international trade
  • Public perceptions and the economics of energy transition