Joseph Drey is interested in studying all aspects of food. Through the Kellogg International Scholars Program, he is currently working with Professor Susanne Wengle on studying the impacts of policy and regulation on Post-Soviet trade and food production. He hopes to better understand what makes some countries more productive than others.

Last summer, Drey traveled to Accra, Ghana, on an Experiencing the World Fellowship. He conducted interviews and surveys in order to better understand drivers of food choice in a country whose food is shifting from traditional to Western.

Political Science
Collaborative Innovation
International Development Studies
Current Research

Research Interests
Food security, social enterprise, public policy, impact of happiness on development

Current Research
Comparing and examining the evolution of industrial food systems in the US and Soviet/post-Soviet Russia