Person

Ricky Xuqi Chen

Assistant Professor | Agricultural and Resource Economics
Overview

I would generally define myself as a behavioral economist, who also used marketing-related methods to study human behavior in general and specifically related to health and nutrition issues. My research aims to determine how people make decisions as individuals and as groups/organizations, enabling companies and stakeholders to predict future trends in different markets and develop more effective marketing strategies. The research outcome provides pivotal information concerning the consumer decision-making process of healthy versus unhealthy food products, helping government agencies in evaluating food labeling programs and nutrition policies. Recently, I am particularly interested in studying online shopping behavior utilizing data/text mining and machine learning to extend the knowledge of the food industry in a new era.

Research Focus

Behavioral Economics, Health and Nutrition, Consumer Behavior, Food Marketing, Non-market Valuation

Teaching Focus

AREC 524: Econometric Methods; AREC 350: Agricultural Marketing System

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

AGNR 512 - Teaching Internship in Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 credit hour(s)

Supervised experience in teaching - test preparation and evaluation of agriculture students.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 2 hours for MS students and maximum 4 hours for PhD students.

Other Instructors: Essington, Michael E | Edwards, J. Lannett | Beever, Jon | Mathew, Daniel J | Zhao, Yang | Trout Fryxell, Rebecca Tiffany | Rius, Agustin G | Buckley, David S | Schrick, Neal | Duncan, Lori Allison

AREC 524 - Econometric Methods in Agricultural Economics
3 credit hour(s)

Application of statistical methods to agricultural economic models; estimation of supply, demand and production functions; microeconomic forecasting models; interpretation of results.

Recommended Background: Calculus and statistics courses.

AREC 593 - Special Topics in Agricultural Economics
1 - 3 credit hours

Topics to be assigned.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.

Other Instructors: Jensen, Kim | Clark, Christopher David | Yu, Edward | Smith, Aaron | Hughes, David | DeLong, Karen Lewis | Trejo-Pech, Carlos Jose Omar | Muhammad, Andrew | Larson, James Arlan | Hellwinckel, Chad M | English, Burton C | Yenerall, Jacqueline Nicole | Martinez, Charles | Boyer, Chris | Upendram, Sreedhar | Velandia, Margarita M | Cho, Seong-Hoon

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302 Morgan Hall
2621 Morgan Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4500
Education and Training
  • PhD, Agricultural Economics, University of Florida, 2019
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Ricky Xuqi Chen

Assistant Professor | Agricultural and Resource Economics
Ricky Xuqi Chen image
302 Morgan Hall
2621 Morgan Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4500
Education and Training
  • PhD, Agricultural Economics, University of Florida, 2019
Overview

I would generally define myself as a behavioral economist, who also used marketing-related methods to study human behavior in general and specifically related to health and nutrition issues. My research aims to determine how people make decisions as individuals and as groups/organizations, enabling companies and stakeholders to predict future trends in different markets and develop more effective marketing strategies. The research outcome provides pivotal information concerning the consumer decision-making process of healthy versus unhealthy food products, helping government agencies in evaluating food labeling programs and nutrition policies. Recently, I am particularly interested in studying online shopping behavior utilizing data/text mining and machine learning to extend the knowledge of the food industry in a new era.

Research Focus

Behavioral Economics, Health and Nutrition, Consumer Behavior, Food Marketing, Non-market Valuation

Teaching Focus

AREC 524: Econometric Methods; AREC 350: Agricultural Marketing System

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

AGNR 512 - Teaching Internship in Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 credit hour(s)

Supervised experience in teaching - test preparation and evaluation of agriculture students.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 2 hours for MS students and maximum 4 hours for PhD students.

Other Instructors: Essington, Michael E | Edwards, J. Lannett | Beever, Jon | Mathew, Daniel J | Zhao, Yang | Trout Fryxell, Rebecca Tiffany | Rius, Agustin G | Buckley, David S | Schrick, Neal | Duncan, Lori Allison

AREC 524 - Econometric Methods in Agricultural Economics
3 credit hour(s)

Application of statistical methods to agricultural economic models; estimation of supply, demand and production functions; microeconomic forecasting models; interpretation of results.

Recommended Background: Calculus and statistics courses.

AREC 593 - Special Topics in Agricultural Economics
1 - 3 credit hours

Topics to be assigned.

Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.

Other Instructors: Jensen, Kim | Clark, Christopher David | Yu, Edward | Smith, Aaron | Hughes, David | DeLong, Karen Lewis | Trejo-Pech, Carlos Jose Omar | Muhammad, Andrew | Larson, James Arlan | Hellwinckel, Chad M | English, Burton C | Yenerall, Jacqueline Nicole | Martinez, Charles | Boyer, Chris | Upendram, Sreedhar | Velandia, Margarita M | Cho, Seong-Hoon

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