Zoë Plakias

she/her, Assistant Professor


Dr. Zoë Plakias is an agricultural and food systems economist. She currently teaches courses in environmental economics, resource economics, and introductory microeconomics. She received her BA in Economics from Western in 2010 and her PhD from the University of California, Davis in Agricultural and Resource Economics in 2016. She returned to Western in 2022 after six years on the faculty at Ohio State University. When not working, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and cat, reading, hiking, and being out on the water in a sailboat or kayak.