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Harry Kaiser

Harry Kaiser

Professor

201H Warren Hall
(607) 255-1598

Harry M. Kaiser teaches and conducts research in the areas of price analysis, marketing, industrial organization, policy, and quantitative methods. He is also the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Research Focus

Much of Professor Kaiser’s research focuses on food policy and the economics of advertising. Recently, his research has examined the efficacy and impacts of anti-obesity policies such as fat and sugar taxes, healthy food subsidies, anti-obesity advertising, and menu format labels. Professor Kaiser has worked extensively in the area of behavioral and experimental economics. Professor Kaiser was also involved with some of the first research that investigated the economic impacts of climate change on the U.S. agricultural sector. He served as editor of Agricultural and Resource Economics Review from 1999-2001, associate editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics from 1999-2001, and has been the associate editor of Agribusiness: An International Journal since 1999. He was the President of the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association from 2006-2008, and was on the executive board of directors of the American Agricultural Economics Association from 2003-2005, and on the executive board of directors of the Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics from 2010-2012.

Teaching Focus

Kaiser teaches or has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in price analysis, marketing, dairy policy, and mathematical programming.

Awards and Honors

  • Best Economics Paper of 2014: Food Safety and Nutrition Section (2014) Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
  • Outstanding Alumni Award (2009) Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

Presentations and Activities

  • Asymmetry in Demand Response to 'Contains' versus 'Free of' Labels and Secondary Information: Evidence from Lab Experiments. Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Annual Conference. June 2013. Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Annual. Ithaca, NY.
  • "Food Labels and Ambiguity Aversion. Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Conference. June 2013. Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Annual. Ithaca, NY.
  • Fat Taxes and Vegetable Subsidies: How Price Framing Shifts Grocery Purchase in a Six-Month Field Study. Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Conference. June 2013. Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Annual. Ithaca, NY.
  • Taxes, Subsidies, and Advertising Efficacy in Changing Eating Behavior: An Experimental Study. Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Conference. June 2013. Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Annual. Ithaca, NY.
  • Consumer Income and Knowledge on Tax Status on Food and Beverages. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting. July 2012. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. Seattle, Washington.
  • Under-contribution to Public Goods due to Self-Interested Inequity Aversion. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting. July 2012. Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. Seattle, Washington.