Véronique Thériault

Véronique Thériault

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Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics



Ph.D., University of Florida
M.S. University of Maine
B.S. Université Laval

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Véronique Thériault joined the MSU AFRE faculty in 2011 as a fixed-term assistant professor after completing her doctorate at the University of Florida. She is working with the Food Security Research Project on campus and intensively on various in-country research and outreach projects.

Her areas of interests include development economics, institutional economics, production economics, and international trade in developing countries, especially in West Africa. She has recently conducted research on the effects of institutional changes and market-oriented reforms on the economic performance of cotton sectors in Benin, Burkina Faso, and Mali. She is the Technical Training Co-Lead for Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy Research, Capacity, & Influence.

She is currently working on: 

Research and Outreach Interests

  • Effects of market reforms, institutional changes, and trade policy on agricultural sector performance in developing countries
  • Roles of formal and informal institutions on rural livelihood in Africa
  • Supply chain analysis and market coordination
  • Analysis of farm household productivity in Africa
  • Economics of West African cotton sector
  • Gender, agriculture, and food security