Alba J. Collart

Alba J. Collart

Assistant Extension Professor

  • Email:
  • Phone: (662) 325-0413
  • Fax: (662) 325-8777
  • Office: Lloyd-Ricks-Watson Bldg.
  • Address: Box 5187, Mississippi State, MS 39762
Vitae: Link

    • Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2013
    • M.S., Texas A&M University, 2009
    • B.S., Pan-American School of Agriculture, Zamorano, 2007

Research Interests
  • Food Marketing and Policy
  • Consumer Preferences
  • Experimental and Behavioral Economics
  • Applied Microeconometrics
Extension Interests
  • Horticultural Marketing and Policy
  • Value-Added Agriculture
  • Sustainable Agriculture

Dr. Alba J. Collart is an Assistant Extension Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Mississippi State University. Dr. Collart's research interests and outreach efforts focus on horticultural marketing, food and agricultural policy, consumer preferences, and behavioral and experimental economics. Prior to joining the faculty at Mississippi State University, she worked at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Recent Publications

  • Thapaliya, S., M. Interis, A.J. Collart, L.M. Walters, K. L. Morgan. 2017. Are consumer health concerns influencing direct-from-producer purchasing decisions? Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 49(2): 211-231. Download

  • Petrolia, D.R., A. Collart, L. Yehouenou. 2016. Consumer preferences for Delacata catfish: A choice experiment with tasting. Journal of Food Distribution Research 47(3): 84-100. Download

  • Palma, M.A., A.J. Collart, C.J. Chammoun. 2015. Information asymmetry in consumer perceptions of quality-differentiated food products. The Journal of Consumer Affairs 49(3):596-612. Download

  • Ramirez, O., C. Carpio, A.J. Collart. 2015. Are the federal crop insurance subsidies equitably distributed? Evidence from a Monte Carlo simulation analysis. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 40(3):457-475. Download

  • Collart, A.J., K. Coble. 2014. Highlights of the Agricultural Act of 2014 for specialty crops. Choices 29(2):1-4. Download