Ariun Ishdorj


Associate Professor

Intercollegiate Faculty of Agribusiness

Department of Agricultural Economics

Texas A&M University

345 AGLS Building

College Station, TX 77843-2124


Phone: (979)-845-6322



PhD, Economics, Iowa State University, 2008

MS, Mathematics, University of Idaho, 2001

BS, Mathematics, National University of Mongolia, 1996


Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests:

Health Economics, Applied Econometrics, Food and Nutrition, Consumer and Demand Analysis.


AGEC 105: Introduction to Agricultural Economics

AGEC 635: Consumer Demand Analysis

AGEC 676: Frontiers in Markets and Information

AGEC 621: Econometrics for Agribusiness

AGEC 489: Study Abroad


About Dr. Ishdorj:

Dr. Ariun Ishdorj is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. Her current areas of research include demand analysis, food consumption and issues related to well-being and nutrition-related health outcomes of individuals participating in food assistance programs. Her selected publications include:


Jang J., A. Ishdorj, D. Anderson, T. Purevjav, and G. Dahlke. 2017. Exploring the Existence of Grader Bias in Beef Grading. forthcoming Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

Cisse-Egbuonye, N., A. Ishdorj, E.L.J. McKyer an R. Mkuu. 2017. “Examining Nutritional Adequacy and Diversity among Women in Niger.” Maternal and Child Health Journal doi: 10.1007/s10995-016-2248-x

Ishdorj, A., and O. Capps, Jr. 2017. The Impact of Policy Changes on Milk and Beverage Consumption of Texas WIC Children. Forthcoming Agricultural and Resource Economics Review

Bardzik, A., A. Ishdorj, and J. Jang. 2016. Analysis of Trends and Demand for Super Premium Fruit and Vegetable Juices and Drinks. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 45(3):563-580.

Capps, O. Jr., A. Ishdorj, P. Murano, and M. Storey. 2016. Examining Vegetable Plate Waste in Elementary Schools by Diversity and Grade. Health Behavior and Policy Review 3(5):419-428.

Magana, D., A. Ishdorj, C.P. Rosson, and J. Lara-Alvarez. 2016. Determinants of Household Food Security in Mexico. Agricultural and Food Economics. 4(10).

Ishdorj, A., O. Capps, Jr., and P. Murano. 2016. “Nutrient Density and the Cost of Vegetables from School Lunches.” Advances in Nutrition, 7:1S-7S.

Ishdorj, A., O. Capps. Jr., M. Storey, and P.S. Murano. 2015. Investigating the Relationship between Food Pairings and Plate Waste from Elementary School Lunches. Food and Nutrition Sciences, 6:1029-1044.

Ishdorj, A. and L. Higgins. 2015. Food Insecurity in US School Children and the Role of the National School Lunch Program. Applied Economics and Finance 2(1): 119-128.

Ishdorj, A., M.K. Crepinsek, and H.H. Jensen. 2013. Children’s Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables: Do School Environment and Policies Affect Choice at School and Away from School? Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 35(2): 341-359.

Purevjav, T., M.P. Hoffman, A. Ishdorj, A.J. Conover, M.E. Jedlicka, K. Prusa, J. Torrent and G.M. Pusillo. 2013. “Effects of Functional Oils and Monensin on Cattle Finishing Programs.” The Professional Animal Scientist. 29:426-434.

McAdams, C.P., M.A. Palma, C.R. Hall and A. Ishdorj. 2013. A Non-Hypothetical Ranking and Auction Mechanism for Novel Products. Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 45(1): 35-52.

Ishdorj, A., H.H. Jensen, and J. Tobias. 2008. Intra-household Allocation and Consumption of WIC Approved Foods: A Bayesian Approach. Advances in Econometrics, 23:157-182.