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Craig Osteen

Agricultural Economist


Craig Osteen is an Agricultural Economist with the Structure, Technology and Productivity Branch of the Resource and Rural Economics Division. Craig has worked with ERS since 1979 on such topics as invasive species management, pest control and pesticide regulation, input use surveys, and soil erosion control issues. He currently is a co-leader of the Program of Research on the Economics of Invasive Species Management (PREISM) competitive awards program.


Craig received a Ph.D. and M.S. from Michigan State University and a B.S. from the University of Michigan.

Selected Publications:

L. Joe Moffitt and Craig D. Osteen, "Prioritizing Invasive Species Threats Under Uncertainty," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, vol. 35, no. 1 (April 2006), pp. 41-51.

Craig Osteen. "Methyl Bromide Phaseout Continues: Users Request Exemptions," Amber Waves, April 2003, vol. 1, issue 2, pp. 22-27.

Craig Osteen and Merritt Padgitt. "Economic Issues of Agricultural Pesticide Use" in Pesticides in Agriculture and the Environment, Willis Wheeler (ed.), Marcel Dekker: New York, 2002, pp. 59-95.

Craig Osteen. "Organophosphate Insecticides Being Scrutinized, Restricted," Agricultural Outlook, AO-286, November 2001, pp. 21-25.

Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. "Economic Implications of the Methyl Bromide Phaseout," AIB-756, February 2000, 10 pp.

Craig Osteen and Margriet Caswell. "Facing the Methyl Bromide Phaseout," Agricultural Outlook, AGO-263, August 1999, pp. 24-27.

Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo, Cathy Greene, Sharon Jans, Craig Osteen, and Merritt Padgitt. (Craig Osteen, coordinator) "Pest Management Practices," chapter 4.3, AREI, 2000, eds. William Anderson, Richard Magleby, and Ralph Heimlich, AH-722, September 2000, 48 pp.

Erica Mintzer and Craig Osteen, New Uniform Standards for Pesticide Residues in Food, Food Review, vol. 20, no. 1 (January-April 1997), pp. 18-26.


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