Economics and consumption

Responding to socioeconomic issues


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Economics examines a range of issues including the production, transformation and distribution of agricultural products. In this context, studies focus on the techno-economic and financial management of agricultural and agri-food companies. Research also focuses on consumer behaviour, organization-customer relationships and service quality. The analysis of policies, local and international markets, and rural and international development are also aspects that engage the research community. Consequently, agricultural economics calls upon multiple disciplines: agri-food, economics, management, finance, politics and marketing in order to respond to the different socioeconomic issues facing the current field of agri-food.


The consumer sciences focus on analyzing consumer behaviour, clienteles and problems related to company-customer relationships. Specialists in consumerism and the customer approach support the development of organizations. Better understanding the perception of consumers has become the primary issue for all enterprises. This field of expertise pairs various disciplines, including marketing, communication, statistics and economics, to guide its analyses to the greatest extent possible.

Professor-researchers in this line of research


  • Bocoum, Ibrahima

    Professeur adjoint
    rural development
  • Bouchard, Chantale

    Professeure agrégée
    quality management, quality tool
  • Charbonneau, Édith

    Professeure agrégée
    technico-economic management of herds, dairy herd management
  • Doyon, Maurice

    Professeur titulaire
    experimental economics, market design, bidding, co-op, agricultural policy
  • Dufour, Jean-Claude

    Professeur titulaire
    marketing, distribution of food products
  • Gouin, Daniel-Mercier

    Professeur titulaire
    agricultural policy, dairy economics, collective marketing, chain analysis, multilateral...
  • Korai, Bernard

    Professeur adjoint
    consumer behaviour, marketing, ecology and environment
  • Lachance, Marie J.

    Professeure titulaire
    youth, money, skills, customer service, consumer behaviour
  • Lambert, Rémy

    Professeur titulaire
    rural development, chain analysis
  • Larue, Bruno

    Professeur titulaire
    international trade
  • Levallois, Raymond

    Professeur titulaire
    agricultural management
  • Morisset, Michel

    Professeur titulaire

  • Mundler, Patrick

    Professeur agrégé
    agriculture and local relations, food short channels, agricultural multifunctionality, rural...
  • Pellerin, Doris

    Professeur titulaire
    dairy herd management, dairy farm sustainability, technico-economic management of herds
  • Perrier, Jean-Philippe

    Professeur agrégé
    agricultural financing
  • Royer, Annie

    Professeur adjointe
    institutional analysis, vertical coordination in agri-food, collective marketing
  • Tamini, Lota

    Professeur adjoint
    international trade, environmental economics
  • West, Gale

    Professeure titulaire
    food consumption, responsible consumption, adoption of sustainable production practices, adoption of...
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