Expertise

Food at home and away from home, Food-Health links, Nutrition and public health, Sustainable development, Behavioral economics, Experimental economics, Food and restaurant economics, Consumer sciences

Biography

Laure Saulais, a CIRANO researcher, is an associate professor in the Department of Agri-Food Economics and Consumer Sciences at Laval University. She is also a researcher at the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods and an associate researcher at the Institut national de la recherche agronomique in France. 

Holding a dual educational background as an agri-food engineer (AgroParisTech, France) and as an economist (M.Sc. in environmental and natural resource economics from Université Paris X and Ph.D. in economics from Université Pierre Mendès France/Grenoble II). She also holds a habilitation to direct research from Université Claude Bernard/Lyon I. Prior to joining Laval University, she worked for ten years at the Institut Paul Bocuse Research Center in France, where she created and was responsible of a research group in behavioral economics of food.

Her research work is in the field of behavioral economics and is mainly based on experimental approaches, notably the living lab. It focuses on changes towards more sustainable food consumption models, through the perspective of the decisions of consumers living in constantly changing choice environments. His contributions in this field have focused on out-of-home food.

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CIRANO Publications by Laure Saulais

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