Sofia Berto Villas-Boas

Class of 1934 Robert Gordon Sproul Distinguished Professor in Agricultural Economics


U California, Berkeley - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, 223 University Hall, CA 94720-3310

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  • Breakthroughs Article Recycling Centers project .

    Google Scholar Page .


      National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2020). A Consumer Food Data System for 2030 and Beyond. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. NAS Panel Report Link


  • Daily Cal , SF Chronicle and US World News & World Report and NBC Bay Area News, April 18, 2023 , about PLOS Medicine Paper ``Impact Soda Taxes in Oakland.''
  • COVID-19 Mobility and Social Distancing Changes in the US and Reopening Evidence, June 15, 2020, Paper Brief , and CUDARE Working Paper .
  • Breakthrough Soda Wars piece
  • Economist on Libor Paper
  • Chicago Booth Review on Generic Purchases Paper.
  • Water Tax Blog LSE
  • Seafood NOAA News
  • Sea Grant News piece

    • Cardinali, Becky; Lusher, Lester ; Taylor, Rebecca; Villas-Boas, Sofia. "Stigma Goods, Self-Checkout Adoption, and Changes in Purchasing Decisions." CUDARE Working Paper
    • Berck, Peter; Sears, Molly; Taylor, Rebecca; Trachtman, Carly ; Villas-Boas, Sofia. "Reduce, Reuse, Redeem: Deposit-Refund Recycling Programs in the Presence of Alternatives." CUDARE Working Paper
    • Fu, Q. , Z. Fang, Sofia B. Villas-Boas, and George Judge, " An Investigation of the Quality of Air Data in Beijing ", Link.
    • Kiesel, K., L. Smialkova, S. B. Villas-Boas, Michael L. Anderson, "Empowering through Taste and Food Education: The Impact of a Schoolbased Intervention on Students Food Preferences", Link.
    • Duran-Micco, Elisa, David McLaughlin, Jeffrey M. Perloff, Tiffany Shih, and Sofia B. Villas-Boas, 2020. "Does Greater Variete Increase or Decrease Sales? Evidence from a Super Market Chain Quasi-Experiment".


    Scott Kaplan, Justin White, Sanjay Basu, Kristine Madsen, Dean Schillinger, and Sofia B. Villas Boas. "The impact of sugar-sweetened beverage taxes on purchased volume, price pass-through, and cross-border shopping: evidence from a multi-city synthetic control approach".

    Kyle Emerick, Rebecca L. Taylor, Timothy Park, and Sofia B. Villas-Boas, "The Foreclosure Crisis and Consumer Expenditures: Evidence from over 2 Billion Grocery Transactions".

    Jessica Rider, Peter Berck, and Sofia B. Villas-Boa, "Eating Healthy in Lean Times- The Relationship between Unemployment and Grocery Purchasing Patterns ".

    Hamilton, S., E. Ligon, D. Sunding, and S. B. Villas-Boas,``The Impact of AB32 on the Competitiveness of California Food Processing Industries''

    The Sideways Effects of Wine, joint with Frederico Finan.

    Identification of Pass-Through, joint with Rebecca Hellerstein.

    Cross-Category Effects, Multimarket Contact and Strategic Pricing

    Environmental Regulation and Arbitrage in Wholesale Gasoline, joint with Justine Hastings.

    Last updated 2018-2025