University of Florida

Matthew Salois

Faculty: Courtesy Professor

Matthew Salois is a courtesy assistant professor in the Food and Resource Economics Department (FRED). Dr. Salois holds a Master’s degree in applied economics from the University of Central Florida and a Ph.D. in food and resource economics from the University of Florida.


Applied Econometrics, Diet and Health, Food Marketing.


Director of Economic Research & Policy, Eli Lilly - Elanco, Indianapolis, IN, USA, June 2014 – present.

Chief Economist, Director, Economic and Market Research, Florida Department of Citrus, Gainesville, FL, USA, February 2012 – present.

Assistant Professor, Department of Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, February 2010 – 2012.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Agricultural and Food Economics, University of Reading, UK, October 2008 - August 2010.

Selected Publications

Tiffin, J.R. and M.J. Salois. "The Distributional Consequences of a Fiscal Food Policy." European Review of Agricultural Economics (forthcoming).

Tiffin, J.R., M.J. Salois, and A. Kehlbacher. "Effects of a Soft Drink Tax in the UK." Health Economics (forthcoming).

Salois, M.J. "The Built Environment and Obesity Among Low Income Preschool Children."Health and Place (forthcoming).

Salois, M.J. and K.G. Balcombe. "A Generalised Bayesian Instrumental Variable Approach under Student t-distributed Errors: The Case of Food Stamps." Manchester Journal (forthcoming).

Salois, M.J. and A.R. Reilly. "Consumer Response to Perceived Value and Generic Advertising." Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 43(2014): 17-30.

Salois, M.J. "Regional Changes in the Distribution of Foreign Aid: An Entropy Approach." Physica A 392(2013): 2893-2902.

Salois, M.J., J.R. Tiffin, and K.G. Balcombe. "Impact of Income on Nutrient Intakes: Implications for Undernourishment and Obesity." Journal of Development Studies48(2012):1716-1730

Salois, M.J. "The Effects of Macroeconomic Conditions on Food Insecurity in the United States." Open Journal of Economic Research 2(2012): 17-25.

Salois, M.J., K.W. Erickson, and C.B. Moss. "Farm Income, Population, and Farmland Prices: A Relative Information Approach." European Review of Agricultural Economics 39(2012): 289-307.

Salois, M.J. "The Built Environment and Obesity among Low Income Preschool Children." Health and Place 18(2012): 520-527.

Tiffin, J.R., and M.J. Salois. "Inequalities in Diet and Nutrition." Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 71(2012): 105-111.

Salois, M.J. "Obesity and Diabetes, the Built Environment, and the 'Local' Food Economy in the United States, 2007." Economics and Human Biology 10(2012): 35-42.

Salois, M.J. "Biases in the Distribution of Bilateral Aid: A Regional Decomposition Analysis." Applied Economics Letters 19(2012): 203-206.

Salois, M.J., C.J. Jauregui, and M.G. Brown. "An Economic Model of Long-run Supply and Demand Forecasts for Florida Oranges." Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society 125(2012): 1-4.

Salois, M.J. "The Effect of Quasi-Hyperbolic Discounting on Rural Land Conversion Timing." Applied Economics Letters 19(2012): 887-890.

Salois, M.J., K.W. Erickson, and C.B. Moss. "Farm Income, Population, and Farmland Prices: A Relative Information Approach." European Review of Agricultural Economics 39(2012): 289-307.

Salois, M.J. and C.B. Moss. "A Direct Test of Hyperbolic Discounting Using Market Asset Data." Economics Letters 112(2011): 290-292.

Salois, M.J. and C.B. Moss "An Information Approach to the Dynamics in Farm Income: Implications for Farmland Markets." Entropy 13(2011): 38-52.

Adams, D. and M.J. Salois. "Local versus Organic: A Turn in Consumer Preferences and Willingness-to-Pay." Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 25(2010): 331-341.. (Top 10 most read article since December 2010).

Wagenaar, A.C., M.J. Salois, and K.A. Komro. "Effects of Beverage Alcohol Prices and Tax Levels on Drinking: A Meta-Analysis of 1003 Estimates from 112 Studies." Addiction 104(2009): 179-190.(Most downloaded article of 2009).

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  • B.S. - Health Services Administration, University of Central Florida, May 2001
  • M.A. - Applied Economics, University of Central Florida, December 2003
  • Ph.D. - Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, August 2008