University of Florida

Matthew Salois

Faculty: Courtesy Professor

Matthew Salois is the Director of Economic and Market Research Department (EMRD) for the Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC) and is a courtesy assistant professor in the Food and Resource Economics Department (FRED). As the EMRD Director, he is responsible for coordinating economic research activities intended to measure and evaluate FDOC marketing programs. Dr. Salois implements and oversees the collection, analysis, and reporting of economic and market research data and findings to the FDOC, the Florida Citrus Commission, and the citrus industry. He also manages activities and relationships between the FDOC and the UF/IFAS/FRED. Prior to joining the FDOC, Dr. Salois was an assistant professor at the University of Reading, UK where he conducted research on food policy and marketing issues. Dr. Salois holds a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Central Florida and a Ph.D. in food and resource economics from the University of Florida.


Applied Econometrics, Consumer Economics, Diet and Health, Food Marketing.


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

Assistant Professor (courtesy appointment), Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, February 2012 – present.

Lecturer (Assistant Professor equivalent), Department of Food Economics and Marketing, University of Reading, UK, September 2010 – January 2012.

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

Selected Publications

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

Salois, M.J., J.R. Tiffin, and K.G. Balcombe. "Impact of Income on Nutrient Intakes: Implications for Undernourishment and Obesity." Journal of Development Studies (forthcoming).

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Mathew Salois
Contact Information
  • Matthew Salois
    2125 MCCB
    P.O. Box 110240 IFAS
    Gainesville, FL 32611-0240
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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