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Food and Resource Economics Department

Food and Resource Economics Department

Di Fang

Associate Professor

Di Fang is an Associate Professor in the Food and Resource Economics Department at the University of Florida. She was Associate Professor and Assistant professor at the University of Arkansas and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Dr. Fang currently serves as a Co-Editor for The Agricultural and Resource Economics Review (ARER). She is the Chair of AAEA'S Health Economics Section and a member of the Communications Committee of the American Society of Health Economists. Dr. Fang has a BS in Economics from Nankai University in China and a Ph.D. in Agribusiness from W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.  Dr. Fang's research focuses on food security and health outcomes for underrepresented populations. She is published, among others, in the AJAE, Southern Economic Journal, American Journal of Public Health, and JAMA Network Open. Her research has been funded by the USDA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).

  • Research

    My research focuses on health economics, consumer economics, and food marketing.  I use applied econometric methods and experimental methods to generate policy-relevant implications. Currently, I am working on food inflation and the impact of nutrition programs during the pandemic. 

  • Teaching

    Special Topic on Health Economics PhD level

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Contact

1105 McCarty Hall A
352-294-7671
difang@ufl.edu

  • Education
    • Ph.D. in Business Administration(Agribusiness) from W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University
    • B.S. in Economics from Nankai University in China.
  • Publications