Ronald Cotterill Retires, Wins Awards
Ronald Cotterill, the director and founder of the Food Marketing Policy Center (now Charles J. Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy) at the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics since 1988, and faculty member since 1981, has retired.
In his long career, Dr. Cotterill has successfully obtained over $7.5 million in federal funding to conduct policy-oriented research in food industries. His own research has had major policy impact, especially in the areas of cereal and milk pricing and antitrust. He has served as an expert economist in antitrust matters at the Federal Trade Commission state level, in New Zealand and the U.K.
He was recognized with two prestigious awards in 2011: The American Association of University Professors Award of Research Excellence and the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association's Award for Outstanding Public Service Through Economics.
Dr. Cotterill will serve as Director Emeritus of the Charles J. Zwick Center and will continue his work leading a team of UConn faculty and students in analyzing advertising and price strategies and its impact on obesity.