Pourya Valizadeh


Dr. Valizadeh is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. His research interests lie in the economics of food policy, demand and price analysis, and applied econometrics tools for program evaluation and distributional analysis. Dr. Valizadeh’s current research is primarily focused on evaluating the major US food and nutrition assistance programs. He is also conducting research to predict the relative effectiveness of alternative price-based food policies in improving US households’ dietary quality and dietary choices. Dr. Valizadeh has a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Georgia. Prior to joining the faculty at Texas A&M University, he was a postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Selected Publications:

Valizadeh, P. and Ng, S.W. (2021), Would A National Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax in the United States Be Well Targeted?. Amer. J. Agr. Econ., 103: 961-986. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajae.12190

Valizadeh, P., and Ng, S. W. (2020), The New school food standards and nutrition of school children: Direct and Indirect Effect Analysis. Economics & Human Biology, 39, 100918.

Valizadeh, P., Smith, T.A. and Ver Ploeg, M. (2021), Do SNAP Households Pay Different Prices throughout the Benefit Month?. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy. https://doi.org/10.1002/aepp.13094

Valizadeh, P. and Smith, T.A. (2020), How Did The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Affect the Material Well-Being of SNAP Participants? A Distributional Approach. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 42: 455-476. https://doi.org/10.1093/aepp/ppy039

Smith, T. A., Valizadeh, P., Lin, B. H., and Coats, E. (2019). What is driving increases in dietary quality in the United States?. Food Policy, 86, 101720.

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