Hanna Carlson

Hanna Carlson

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PhD Student
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics


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Major Professor: Dr. Veronique Theriault (theria13@msu.edu)

Area of Specialization: Developmental Economics, Food Security, Processed Food Revolution, Women's Entrepreneurship in West Africa

Job Market Paper: A Seasonal Analysis of Food Demand for Rural and Urban Malians: Is Dietary Transformation Underway?

Expect Graduation Date: Spring 2024

Hanna is a Ph.D. student studying economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has a B.A. in Modern and Classical Languages with a specialization in French, a B.S. in Economics with a minor in International Business, and a B.A. in Mathematical Economics. She earned these degrees at the University of Kentucky and was a part of the Honors Program. She studied abroad in Paris, France as well as Berlin, Germany. Hanna’s interest in travel sparked her interest in international economic development. Her undergraduate capstone paper on consumer protection in microfinance institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa won the undergraduate research award for social sciences at her University. Her recent projects have focused on consumer demand for food products across different food groups and processing levels in Mali. She currently serves as the Cook-Hall Co-op Treasurer in the Graduate Student Organization for the AFRE department.