Dharmasena, Kalu A. Senarath individual record
Instructional Associate Professor

Dr. Dharmasena's current research interests are in the areas of Consumer Economics, Behavioral Economics, Health and Nutrition Economics, Economics of Food Security, Food Environments and Obesity, Spatial Price Modeling, Probability Forecast Evaluation, and Market Integration and Price Discovery. He has extensive training in applied econometrics, both structural and time-series. He has expertise in organizing and analyzing extremely large consumer transaction data, such as Nielsen Homescan panel. Also, he is very comfortable with handling macroeconomic data and other national, state and county level data in modeling and forecasting work.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles8
  • Branch, M., & Dharmasena, S. (2019). Factors affecting the propensity to purchase specialty eggs in the United States. Journal of Food Distribution Research. 50(1), 114-122.
  • Zheng, W., Dharmasena, S., Capps Jr, O., & Janakiraman, R. (2018). Consumer demand for and effects of tax on sparkling and non-sparkling bottled water in the United States. Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies. 8(3), 501-517.
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  • Dharmasena, S., Davis, G. C., & Jr, C. O. (2014). Partial versus General Equilibrium Calorie and Revenue Effects Associated with a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax. JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS. 39(2), 157-173.
  • Dharmasena, S., & Capps, O (2014). Unraveling Demand for Dairy-Alternative Beverages in the United States: The Case of Soymilk. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review. 43(01), 140-157.
Conference Papers2
  • Dharmasena, S., & Jr, C. O. (2009). "Household Demand Analysis for Bottled Water in the United States.". JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS. 34(3), 550-550.
  • Dharmasena, S., Jr, C. O., & Bessler, D. A. (2008). "Probability Evaluation Through Calibration, Resolution, Brier Score, and Yates-Partition: An Application to Qualitative Choice Models.". JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS. 33(3), 504-504.
First Name
Kalu A. Senarath
Last Name
mailing address
600 John Kimbrough Blvd, TAMU; Agricultural Economics; 2124 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843