Ben Scharadin Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

Ben Scharadin

Holekamp 203
Curriculum Vitae

Ben Scharadin joined Washington and Lee University in 2017 with a Ph.D. from Penn State University. He teaches Principles of Microeconomics, and Statistics. Ben’s research looks at the determinants of household diet quality including income, food environment, and time allocations. His recent focus is on how time spent in household committed activities (i.e. childcare and adult care) impact household diet quality and how these time allocations interact with other household constraints. He has presented his work at regional, national, and international conferences. While completing his Ph.D., Ben worked in the Food Economics Division of the USDA's Economic Research Service.


Diet Quality, Time Allocation, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Food Environment, Poverty


Principles of Microeconomics, Statistics