D. Pais is a PhD fellow student developing his thesis on Food Economics and Sustainability. He has published papers concerning the relationship between food consumption and economic growth based on the environmental effects of food consumption. His papers discuss the need for a dietary shift away from environmentally burdensome foods such as animal-based foods, and the promotion of more plant-based consumption for the sake of the environment and public health. The topic is complex considering the potential regressive effects of policies to reduce animal-based consumption. His latest work (Pais et al. 2020) reviews some of the policies described in the literature that could effectively promote the dietary transition needed.
Food and climate change economics