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Howard Elitzak

Agricultural Economist
202-694-5375
Email: helitzak@ers.usda.gov

Briefly:
Howard Elitzak is an economist with the Food Markets Branch of the Food Economics Division. His research focuses on the estimation and analysis of food marketing costs, with particular emphasis on the economic linkages required to transport and process food from the farmer to the consumer.

Selected Publications:
Elitzak, H. Marketing Bill Rose, While Farm Value Declined in 1997, USDA, ERS, FoodReview, Vol. 21, Iss. 3, September-December 1998.

Elitzak, H. Desire for Convenience Drives Marketing Costs, USDA, ERS, FoodReview, Vol. 22, Iss. 3, September-December 1999.

Elitzak, H. Food Marketing Costs: A 1990’s Retrospective, USDA, ERS, FoodReview, Vol. 23, Iss. 3, September-December 2000.

Elitzak, H. Food Marketing Costs at a Glance, USDA, ERS, FoodReview, Vol. 24, Iss. 3, September-December 2001.

Reed, A.J., H. Elitzak, and M. Wohlgenant. Retail-Farm Price Margins and Consumer Product Diversity, USDA, ERS, Technical Bulletin 1899, 2002.

Denbaly, M., and H. Elitzak. "Pacific Food Outlook: The United States," Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, 2003 and 2004.

Elitzak, H. Food Cost Review, 1950-97, USDA, ERS, Agricultural Economic Report 780, June 1999.

Elitzak, H. The Consumer Food Dollar, USDA, ERS, Amber Waves, February 2004.

Last updated: Thursday, April 25, 2013

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