Office: Social Sciences and Humanities 2147
My vision of education is student-centered and based on a learning rather than an instructional paradigm. I want to empower my students to think critically and creatively about the economic, social, and environmental challenges of our times in an active learning environment that extends beyond the classroom.
ARE 136: Managerial Marketing (Spring 2020)
ARE 133: Introductory Behavioral Economics (Fall 2019)
ARE 132: Cooperative Bussiness Enterprises (Winter 2020)
ARE 100B: Intermediate Microeconomics (Fall 2017)
ARE 147 (147M): Resource and Environmental Policy Analysis (Winter 2017)
My research focuses on the economics of food consumption with an emphasis on information effects. I am interested in analyzing the impact of labeling regulations and other policy interventions on consumer choice, and consider marketing opportunities for producers or retailers as well as strategic firm response overall as important factors of welfare implications.
Sofia B. Villas-Boas, Kristin Kiesel, Joshua P. Berning, Hayley H. Chouinard, and Jill J. McCluskey 2020. Consumer and Strategic Firm Response to Nutrition Shelf Labels. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 102(2): 458–479.pdf-file
Kristin Kiesel and Ashley Spalding 2019. New Marketing Opportunities for Local Food Producers ARE Update 23,1:5-8.pdf-file
Sean Kiely, Karen LeGrand, Thort Chuong, Kristin Kiesel, Cary J. Trexler, Borarin Buntong, and Glenn M. Young 2019: Perceptions of Risk and Risk Management Strategies: Identifying Alternative Strategies to Promote Smallholder Vegetable Production in Cambodia. International Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Studies 6 (5):21-43.pdf-file
Gail Woodward-Lopez, Janice Kao, Kristin Kiesel, Markell Lewis Miller, Maria Boyle, Soledad Drago-Ferguson, Ellen Braff-Guajardo, and Patricia Crawford 2014. Is Scratch Cooking a Cost Effective Way to Prepare Healthy School Meals with US Department of Agriculture Foods? Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 114(9): 1349-1358.
Kristin Kiesel and Sofia B. Villas-Boas 2013. Can Information Costs Affect Consumer Choice? Nutritional Labels in a Supermarket Experiment. International Journal of Industrial Organization 31(2): 153-163. pdf-file
Rui Huang and Kristin Kiesel 2012. Does limited access at school result in compensation at home? The effect of soft drink bans in schools on purchase patterns outside of schools. European Review of Agricultural Economics. 39 (5): 797-820. pdf-file
Kristin Kiesel 2012."A Definition at Last, but What Does it All Mean?" Newspaper Coverage of the USDA Organic Seal and its Effects on Food Purchases. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 37(1): 34–57. pdf-file
Kristin Kiesel, Jill J. MCCluskey, and Sofia B. Villas Boas 2011. Nutritional Labeling and Consumer Choices. Annual Review of Resource Economics 3 : 141-158. pdf-file
Kristin Kiesel and Sofia B. Villas-Boas 2007.USDA organic—What is it worth to the Consumer? ARE Update 11,2:5-8.pdf-file
Kristin Kiesel and Sofia B. Villas-Boas 2007. Got Organic Milk? Consumer Valuations of Milk Labels after the Implementation of the USDA Organic Seal. Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization 5:1-38. pdf-file
Kristin Kiesel, David Buschena, and Vincent Smith 2005. Do Voluntary Biotechnology Labels Matter to the Consumer? Evidence from the Fluid Milk Market. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 87, 2: 378-392.
Kristin Kiesel, David Buschena, and Vincent Smith 2004. Consumer Acceptance and Labeling of GMOs in Food Products: a Study of Fluid Milk Demand. In R.D. Evenson and Vittorio Santaniello (Eds.): Consumer Acceptance of Biotechnology foods, CABI Publishing.
Reports and Feasibility Studies:
Kristin Kiesel and Ashley Spalding 2019. Towards a Solano County Local Food System - A Feasibility Study of Proposed Solano Community Food Centers And Next Steps To Support a Local Food Economy pdf-file, Summary
Kristin Kiesel and Ashley Spalding 2018. A Food Business Incubator in the Sacramento Region - Feasibility Study of Alchemy Kitchen pdf-file
Center for Science in the Public Interest 2015. Food Education in America pdf-file
(last updated March 2020)