Frontiers in Discount and Dollar Store Food Retail Economics

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AAEA Members present research at ASSA 2023

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AAEA invites media to attend their sessions at the ASSA 2023 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

On Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 2:30 pm CST at the New Orleans Marriott, four AAEA members will speak at the session “Frontiers in Food Retail Economics.”

Presentations in this session include (speakers are listed first):
Retail Markups and Discount Store Entry
Lauren Chenarides, Arizona State University
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Dollar Store Expansion, Food Retail Competition, and Rural Employment
Keenan Marchesi, USDA Economic Research Service
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The Impact of Dollar Store Expansion on Local Market Structure and Food Access
Matthew Osborne, University of Toronto
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The Effect of California Drought on Fruit and Vegetable Prices
Metin Cakir, University of Minnesota
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If you are interested in attending the session in person, please contact Allison Ware in the AAEA Business Office.


Established in 1910, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with 2,500 members in more than 60 countries. Members of the AAEA work in academic or government institutions as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, food, health, and international development. The AAEA publishes three journals, the Journal of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (an open access journal), the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices, and the online open access publication series Applied Economics Teaching Resources. To learn more, visit

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