Food System Innovations

Galina Hale is an expert with Food System Innovations, a volunteer organization working to make the world's food system more environmentally sustainable, compassionate, and health-promoting.  

Her day job is a Professor of Economics at UC Santa Cruz.

Prior, she worked as a Research Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Galina was also an assistant professor in the economics department of Yale University, where she taught international finance. She also taught a number of courses as a visiting faculty at Stanford and UC Berkeley.

Galina began to study economics in Russia, first in Moscow State University economics department and then at the New Economic School's master's program. When in Russia, she briefly worked as a consultant for the Russian Ministry of Finance.

She received her PhD in economics from UC Berkeley. Galina has published her work in such journals as the Economic Journal, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of European Economic Association, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, IMF Economic Review, among others. She co-wrote with Cheryl Long a monograph “Foreign Direct Investment in China: Winners and Losers.”