Mary Zaki

Assistant Research Professor, Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics at University of Maryland, Baltimore

Mary's research focuses on household finance and household consumption issues especially among low income populations. She currently is studying household spending patterns between paycheck receipts, the effects of high cost credit on food consumption among military families, the influence of food acquisition costs on food stamp month spending, historical consumer credit costs and the effect of school breakfast program expansions on health outcomes and test scores. She received her B.S. and B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University.