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Dr Chad M. Baum

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Postdoctoral researcher

PhD – Economics and Business Administration
(Specialization: Consumer Behavior and Evolution in the Food Industry)

Institute for Food and Resource Economics
Chair for Technology and Innovation Management in Agribusiness


Phone: +49 (0) 228 73 3552
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Research interests

  • Bio-economic approaches to sustainable development
  • Consumer and societal acceptance of innovation in the agri-food sector
  • Integrating consumer behaviour into theories of sustainable transitions
  • Alternative supply chains and the emergence of organic and ethical consumption
  • Acceptance and adoption of novel plant-breeding technologies (e.g. CRISPR-Cas and synthetic biology)
  • Risk perceptions of novel food technologies

 

Professional development

Since 2015
Research assistant at the Institute for Food and Resource Economics, University of Bonn, Chair for Technology and Innovation Management in Agribusiness (Prof. Dr. Stefanie Bröring)

2013 – 2014
Research Fellow in the Evolutionary Economics Group (Prof. Dr. Ulrich Witt) at the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena, Germany

2010-2016
PhD Student, University of Jena, Graduate School “Human Behavior in Social and Economic Change” (GSBC), Prof. Dr. Ulrich Witt, PhD Thesis (Dr. rer. pol.) “The Changing Climate of Food Production: Exploring consumer behaviour and transformation in the food industry” ("magna cum laude")

2007 – 2008
Masters Student in International and Developmental Economics at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia (graduated with merit)

2002 – 2006
Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA (summa cum laude with honors)

Awards & Scholarships

DAAD, Short-term Grant for Foreign Doctoral Students (August to October 2015)

Scholarship from the Federal Programme “ProExzellenz” of the Free State of Thuringia, Doctoral Student, (2010 to 2012)

McNair Scholar, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, Bachelors Student, (2002 to 2006)
 

Publications

Book chapters

Bröring, S., Baum, C.M., Butkowski, O.K., Kircher, M. (2017) Kriterien für den Erfolg der Bioökonomie. In J. Pietzsch (Ed.), Bioökonomie für Einsteiger (pp. 161-177). Berlin: Springer Spektrum.

Journal articles (peer-review)

Baum, C.M., Gross, C. (2017) Developing behavior-informed strategies for climate and sustainability policy. Journal of Bioeconomics, Special Issue “Transition to Sustainable Economy” 19(1): 53-95.

Discussion papers

Baum, C.M., Weigelt, R. (2017) How where I shop influences what I buy: the importance of the retail format in sustainable tomato consumption. Food and Resource Economics, Discussion Papers 2017:1, Institute for Food and Resource Economics, University of Bonn.

Practical articles

Baum, C.M., Gross, C. (unveröffentlicht) Sustainability policy as if people mattered: developing a framework for environmentally significant behavioral change, Journal of Bioeconomics, pp. 1-43.

Baum, C.M. (2013) The missing link between research and reality: The significance of the relationship between retail format and organic food consumption. Jena Economic Research Papers 2013-049, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max Planck Institute of Economics.

Baum, C.M. (2013) Mass-produced food: The rise and fall of the promise of health and safety. Papers on Economics and Evolution #1303, Max Planck Institute of Economics. Jena. 

Conferences

Baum, C.M. (2014) The legitimation crisis of the American mass-produced food industry, Guest Talk at Kolloquium des Arbeitsbereichs Soziologies mit dem Schwerpunkt Märkte, Organisationen und Governance, Institut für Soziologie, FSU (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität) Jena, Germany, 8.12.2014.
 

Baum, C.M.; Weigelt, R. (2014) How where I shop influences what I buy: The importance of the retail format in organic and ethical  food consumption. 15th International Schumpeter Society Conference, Jena, Germany, 27.7 -30.7.2014.
 

Baum, C.M.; Weigelt, R. (2014) How where I shop influences what I buy: The importance of the retail format in organic and ethical  food consumption. 28th ICAP (International Conference on Applied Psychology), Paris, France, 8.7-13.7.2014.
 

Baum, C.M. (2014) What is ethical about ethical consumption? Economic Theology, Theological Economics: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Rome, Italy, 20.5-21.5.2014.
 

Baum, C.M. (2013) Retail context-in-action: A relational framework of ethical and organic consumption, 25th Annual EAEPE (European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy), Paris, France, 7.11-9.11.2013.
 

Baum, C.M. (2013) Retail context matters: The transaction of retail formats and organic consumer behavior, 10th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, Magdeburg, Germany, 22.9-25.9.2013.
 

Baum, C.M. (2013) Retail context matters: The transaction of retail formats and organic consumer behavior, SABE (Society for Advancement of Behavioral Economics) / IAREP (International Association for Research in Economics & Psychology) / ICABEEP (International Confederation for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics and Economic Psychology) Conference 2013, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 25.7-29.7.2013.
 

Baum, C.M. (2013) The varieties of consumption experience: Relational attributes and organic consumer behavior, HEIRS(Happiness Economics and Interpersonal Relations) Interdisciplinary Conference on Public Happiness, Rome, Italy, 4.6-5.6.2013.
 

Baum, C.M. (2013) The varieties of consumption experience: Relational attributes and organic consumer behavior, STOREP (Italian Association for the History of Political Economy) Conference 2013, Gaeta, Italy, 31.5-2.6.2013.
 

Baum, C.M. (2012) Retail contexts and preference learning: A relational framework of organic consumption, IAREP (International Association for Research in Economics & Psychology) Conference 2012, Wroclaw, Poland, 5.9-8.9.2012.
 

Baum, C.M. (2012) The rise and stagnation of mass production: A perspective on credibility in the food industry, Conference on How to Bring Joy into Economics: Revisiting Tibor Scitovsky (1910-2002), Gaeta, Italy, 26.6-27.6.2012.
 

Baum, C.M. (2011) The diminishing salience of starvation: Consumer needs, retailing, and the transformation of the food industry (Poster Presentation), IAREP (International Association for Research in Economics & Psychology) / SABE (Society for Advancement of Behavioral Economics) / ICABEEP (International Confederation for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics and Economic Psychology) Conference 2011, Exeter, United Kingdom, 12.7-16.7.2011.

 

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