Aaron Adalja

Aaron Adalja

Aaron Adalja

Assistant Professor
Food & Beverage Management
541B Statler Hall
Phone: 607.255.8971
Email: aaa362@cornell.edu
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Research Keywords

Quality Disclosure and Labeling, Food Safety, Local Food Systems, Food and Agricultural Economics, Empirical Industrial Organization

Professional Biography

Aaron Adalja is an assistant professor of food and beverage management at the School of Hotel Administration and an applied economics and policy area faculty member in the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. He holds a PhD in agricultural and resource economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Adalja’s research interests include a range of topics in food and agricultural economics, drawing on consumer theory, industrial organization, and marketing to examine empirical questions in food labeling and quality certification, food safety, and agricultural marketing. His current research includes studies on consumer and firm response to voluntary non-GMO food labeling and on the economic impact of U.S. food safety regulation on produce growers.

Prior to graduate school, Adalja spent several years as a chef de partie for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group at Per Se in New York City, an experience that catalyzed his interest in hospitality and food economics.

Courses Taught

Spring 2018

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, University of Maryland, College Park
  • MS, University of Maryland, College Park
  • AOS, The Culinary Institute of America
  • BA, Case Western Reserve University
  • BS, Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management