Parke Wilde

Parke Wilde is a professor at the Friedman School. His general research focus is on U.S. food and nutrition policy; consumer economics and federal food assistance programs. Current and past research includes a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Healthy Incentive Pilot (HIP); the geography of local food retail, federal commodity checkoff programs, and food and beverage marketing to children. You can read more about his work at his blog, U.S. Food Policy.

He is the author of the textbook, Food Policy in the United States: An Introduction, Second Edition (Routledge, 2018).


  • Ph.D., 1998, Agricultural Economics, Cornell University
  • M.S., 1996, Agricultural Economics, Cornell University
  • B.A., 1990, Political Science, Swarthmore College