James M. Muriuki

Dr. James M. Muriuki
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
College of Agriculture
3500 John A. Merritt Boulevard, Nashville, TN

Contact Information
Office Location: 108C, Lawson Hall
Email: jmuriuki@tnstate.edu
Telephone: (806) 500-1083

Research Areas
Dr. Muriuki's research resides at the crossroads of several fields, including agribusiness management, consumer economics, agricultural marketing, food security and the economics of conflict. His work utilizes advanced econometric and causal inference tools and frequently, non-traditional methods such as machine learning. His extensive training equips him with a robust multidisciplinary foundation, enabling him to engage in diverse research areas and foster interdisciplinary collaborations. 

Currently, he is actively involved in investigating the economics of SNAP food benefits and its relationship with consumer choice and health outcomes. He is also working with household level data from Sub-Saharan Africa to explore the causal effect of conflict on food security and the resilience strategies households use to mitigate such effects. His research portfolio showcases a commitment to addressing pressing issues through a multifaceted and interdisciplinary approach. 

Current Teaching
AGSC 3010 – Farm Management

Previously Taught Courses
Fundamentals of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Intro to Ag Management, Ag Commodities & Price Analysis, Ag Consulting & Sales, Agribusiness Capstone, Agribusiness Internship, Agribusiness Seminar, Trends & issues in Agriculture, Sustainable Food Production, Production & Quality Systems, Financial and Commodity Futures

Muriuki, J., Hudson, D., Fuad, S., March, R., & Lacombe, D. (2023). “Spillover Effect of Violent Conflicts on Food Insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa”. Food Policy, 115 (102417)
Mbogori, T. & Muriuki, J. (2021). Demographic and Social-Economic Determinants of Malnutrition among Children (0-23 Months Old) in Kenya. International Journal of Child Health and Nutrition, 10(3), pp. 80-87