Charlotte Emlinger, assistant professor of agricultural and applied economics, is one of a number of new faculty members recently hired in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences this academic year. New positions were identified to bring talent to the college's focus areas, including food, health, the environment, and the economy. The new faculty members are distributed across teaching, research, and Extension.

Emlinger’s research centers on international agricultural trade and how trade regulations and the way firms respond to those regulations impact markets and competitiveness. Her research examines how both tariffs and other regulations regarding the health of traded plants and animals, as well as the health of the humans who consume those agricultural products, impact trade. While her previous research has informed producers and consumers of potential changes in the market following signed trade agreements, her current research focusing on the impact of trade wars, is informing agricultural producers in the U.S. of potential changes to their export markets and how trade patterns may shift as a result.  

Emlinger received a bachelor’s in agricultural sciences and a master’s and doctorate in agricultural economics all from Montpellier Supagro in France.