Dave D. Weatherspoon

Dave D. Weatherspoon

Ph.D., University of Florida
M.S., The Pennsylvania State University
B.S., Michigan State University


Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

446 W. Circle Dr., Rm 213C
Justin S Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039

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All Publications (View all Weatherspoon’s publications on Google Scholar sorted by year)

Selected Publications

Leschewski, A. Weatherspoon, D., Kuhns, A. (2017). Rethinking Household Demand for Food Diversity. British Food Journal. (Forthcoming).

Dave D. Weatherspoon, Marie Steele-Adjognon, James Oehmke, Fidèle Niyitanga, Jean Paul Dushimumuremyi & Anwar Naseem (2017). “Food Expenditure Patterns, Preferences, Policy, and Access of Rwandan Households.” British Food Journal, (Forthcoming)

Leschewski, A., Weatherspoon, D. and Kuhns, A. (2016), “A segmented hedonic analysis of the nutritional composition of fruit beverages”, IFAMR, Vol.19, No. 3, pp. 199-140. (Best Paper Finalist IFAMA)

Weatherspoon, D. D., Miller, S. R., Steele, M. E., Newkirk, C. J., Santiago, O., Dembele, A. S., & Hoerr, S. L. (2015). What Social, Program, and Behavioral Factors Influence the Healthy Eating Index for EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Adult Participants. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 1559827615607194.

Weatherspoon, D. D., Oehmke, J. F., Coleman, M. A., & Weatherspoon, L. J. (2014). Understanding Consumer Preferences for Nutritious Foods: Retailing Strategies in a Food Desert. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 17(A), 61-82 

Leschewski, A. M., Weatherspoon, D. D., (2014). Fast Food Restaurant Pricing Strategies in Michigan Food Deserts. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 17(A), 147-170 

Weatherspoon, D. D., A. Dembele, J.F. Oehmke, & L.J. Weatherspoon. (2014). Fresh Vegetable Demand Behavior in an Urban Food Desert, Urban Studies, http://usj.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/04/28/0042098014529340 The o,nline version of this article can be found at: DOI: 10.1177/0042098014529340, published online 28 April 2014

Weatherspoon, D.D., James F. Oehmke, Marcus A. Coleman, Assa Dembele, and Lorraine J. Weatherspoon, 2012. Will Long Term Food Desert Consumers Purchase Fresh Fruits and Vegetables?  Choices, 3rd Quarter.

Weatherspoon, D.D., Shelly Ver Ploeg, and Paula Dutko. 2012. Theme Issue Overview: An Evaluation of Food Deserts in America.  Choices, 3rd Quarter.

Weatherspoon, Dave D., James F. Oehmke, Assa Dembele, Marcus Coleman, and Lorraine Weatherspoon. 2012. “Price and Expenditure Elasticities for Fresh Fruits in an Urban Food Desert.” Urban Studies, June 14.

Satimanon, T. and D.D. Weatherspoon. 2010, “Hedonic Analysis of Sustainable Food Products,” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review Volume 13, Issue 4, Best Paper Conference Theme Award.

Donnet, M. L., Jeitschko, T. D. and Weatherspoon, D. D. (2011), The Impact of E-Auctions in Adjusting Procurement Strategies for Specialty Coffee. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics/Revue canadienne d’agroeconomie, 59: 63–86. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7976.2010.01191.x

Donnet, M.L., D.D. Weatherspoon and C.B. Moss, 2010. “Measuring Food Product Differentiation by Quality Ratings: A Cross-Entropy Analysis of Specialty Coffee e-Auctions,” Journal of Agricultural Economics, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 61(1), pages 122-137.

Donnet, M.L., D.D. Weatherspoon, J.P. Hoehn, “Price Determinants in Top Quality E-Auctioned Specialty Coffees,” Agricultural Economics 38 (2008) 267–276.

Weatherspoon, D.D. and A. Ross, “Designing the Last Mile of the Supply Chain in Africa: Firm Expansion and Managerial Inferences from a Grocer Model of Location Decisions,” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 11, Issue 1 (2008).