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Dr. Mary Zaki

Assistant Professor

2200 Symons Hall 7998 Regents Drive College Park, Maryland 20742-5535


  • Household Finance
  • Household Consumption and Food Insecurity
  • Fragile Households



Mary joined the University of Maryland in 2014. Her research focuses on household finance and household consumption issues especially among low income populations. She currently is studying household spending patterns between paycheck receipts, the effects of high cost credit on food consumption among military families, the influence of food acquisition costs on food stamp month spending, historical consumer credit costs and the effect of school breakfast program expansions on health outcomes and test scores.


B.A., Economics, International Studies, University of Pennsylvania: 2003
B.S., Economics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania: 2003
M.A., Economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois: 2008
Ph.D., Economics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois: 2014