Norbert Wilson Selected President-Elect of Agricultural & Applied Economics Association

Thursday, July 29, 2021
Norbert L. W. Wilson

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Norbert Wilson, our Director of Food and Agriculture Policy, was selected as President Elect of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA). He begins his leadership term in August 2021. AAEA is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with members in more than 60 countries.

Wilson joined Duke University in 2020 as Professor of Food, Economics, and Community in the Duke Divinity School, with a secondary appointment at the Sanford School of Public Policy. He is also an ordained vocational deacon in the Episcopal Church USA.

His research touches on several food issues, such as access, choice, and food waste. He continues to work on food safety and quality issues in international trade and domestic food systems. Wilson is an ordained vocational deacon in the Episcopal Church USA. Additionally, his work is moving to explore equity in food access. He has published in AEA Papers and Proceedings, World Development, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Public Health, Food Policy, Agricultural Economics, and other publications. Before joining Duke Divinity School, Wilson was a professor of food policy at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy (2017-2020). He was also a professor of agricultural economics at Auburn University (1999-2016). While at Auburn, Wilson served as a deacon at St. Dunstan’s, the Episcopal Student Center of Auburn University (2011-2016). He was an economist/policy analyst in the Trade Directorate (2004-2006) and the Agriculture Directorate (2001-2002) of the Organization of Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD) in Paris, France. In 2014-2015, Wilson was on sabbatical leave at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University.