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April, 2021

Spotlight on Nathan Palardy
Ph.D. Student
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Nathan’s research interests intersect food policy, marketing, and industrial organization. His current research assesses the impact of liberalizing alcohol retail on producers and retailers, as well as on consumer behavior. Since moving to Colorado, he has been engaged with the state’s robust brewing industry. Nathan helped facilitate the Liquid Arts Research Forum, which brought together academics and industry personnel to promote collaborative research. He recently produced an industry report designed to help Colorado craft breweries navigate full-strength beer sales in grocery and convenience stores. Nathan is currently using consumer foot traffic data to investigate how allowing grocery and convenience stores to obtain alcohol retail licenses changes consumer behavior and impacts the liquor store sector. When he is not busy being a student he enjoys biking, fishing, and brewery hopping.