Norbert Lance Weston Wilson

  • Adjunct Professor, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • Affiliate, Community Health Department, Tufts University

Norbert Wilson is a Professor of Food Policy at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.  His research touches on a number of food issues of such as access, choice, and food waste. He continues to work on food safety and quality issues in international trade and domestic food systems. Additionally, his work is moving to explore equity in food access and health. He loves good coffee and has published analysis of coffee quality and prices. Norbert has published in AEA Papers and Proceedings, World DevelopmentAmerican Journal of Agricultural EconomicsJournal of Public HealthFood PolicyAgricultural Economics, among others.

Prior to the Friedman School, Norbert was a professor of agricultural economics at Auburn University (1999-2016). He was an economist/policy analyst in the Trade Directorate (2004-2006) and in the Agriculture Directorate (2001-2002) of the Organization of Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD) in Paris, France. In 2014-2015, Norbert was on sabbatical leave at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University.

Norbert earned his doctorate in 1999 in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis. He earned his MSc. in Agricultural Economics from Wye College, University of London, UK in 1994. He was a Rotary International Fellow while in the UK. In 1993, Norbert earned a BSA in Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia.


  • Ph.D., 1999, Agricultural and Resource Econoimcs, University of California, Davis
  • M.Sc., 1994, Agricultural Economics, Wye College, University of London
  • B.S.A., 1993, Agricultural Economics, University of Georgia
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