Agribusiness Department

College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences

Dr. Jeta Rudi Polloshka , Ph.D.

Dr. Jeta Rudi Polloshka is an applied economist whose research interests primarily focus on food economics. Current research projects include investigating demand-driven incentives for food manufacturers to jointly invest in food safety programs, as well as providing a conceptual basis on the measurement of food waste in the United States. More broadly, Dr. Rudi’s research focuses on using large datasets and data analysis tools to investigate important and policy-relevant questions in the field of agribusiness.

Dr. Rudi was born and grew up in Kosovo. She moved to the United States after graduating from high school. Before joining the Agribusiness Department at Cal Poly, Dr. Rudi earned her PhD in Applied Economics at University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She has taught undergraduate courses in Microeconomics and Managerial Economics at University of Minnesota. At Cal Poly, Dr. Rudi will be teaching courses in Data Analysis beginning Winter of 2017.



Ph.D. Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, 2016

M.S. Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech, 2012

B.A. Economics and Mathematics, Berea College, 2010


Areas of Specialization


Food Safety & Marketing

Applied Econometrics


Curriculum Vitae

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