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Ilya Rahkovsky



Ilya Rahkovsky is a research economist in the Diet, Safety, and Health Economics Branch in the Food Economics Division. His research focuses on food access and consumer demand.


Ilya joined ERS in August 2010, upon completing his Ph.D. in economics. In addition to his work at ERS, he teaches statistics at Johns Hopkins University. Ilya previously worked in the forecasting department of JD Power and Associates.


Ilya has a Ph.D. in Economics from Michigan State University. He earned a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Michigan, Dearborn.

Professional Affiliations:

Ilya is a member of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) and the American Economic Association (AEA).

Selected Publications:

Rahkovsky, Ilya and Samantha Snyder. Food Choices and Store Proximity, ERR-195, USDA, Economic Research Service, September 2015.

Rahkovsky, Ilya, "Exclusive Contracts in Health Insurance," Business and Management Research, 4 (2): 37-53, 2015.

Lin, Biing-Hwan, Joanne Guthrie, Ilya Rahkovsky, Chung-Tung Jordan Lin, and Jonq-Ying Lee, "Simulating the Potential Effects of a Shelf-Tag Nutrition Information Program and Pricing on Diet Quality Associated with Ready-to-Eat Cereals," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 17 (A): 7-24, 2014.

Rahkovsky, Ilya, Christian Gregory, and Tobenna D. Anekwe. Consumers’ Use of Nutrition Information When Eating Out, EIB-127, USDA, Economic Research Service, 2014.

Anekwe, Tobenna D. and Ilya Rahkovsky, "The Association Between Food Prices and the Blood Glucose Level of US Adults With Type 2 Diabetes," American Journal of Public Health, 104 (4): 678-85, 2014.

Anekwe, Tobeena D. and Ilya Rahkovsky, Ilya, "Economic Costs and Benefits of Healthy Eating," Current Obesity Reports, 2 (3): 225-34, 2013.

Rahkovsky, Ilya, Biing-Hwan Lin, Chung-Tung Jordan Lin, and Jonq-Ying Lee, "Effects of the Guiding Stars Program on Purchases of Ready-to-Eat Cereals with Different Nutritional Attributes," Food Policy, 43: 100-07, 2013.

Rahkovsky, Ilya, "Disclosure of Medical Information in Health Insurance," Advances in Management and Applied Economics, 3 (1): 183-205, 2013.

Rahkovsky, Ilya and Christian Gregory, "Food Prices and Blood Cholesterol," Journal of Economics and Human Biology, 11 (1): 95-107, 2013.

Rahkovsky, Ilya, Stephen Martinez, and Fred Kuchler, New Food Choices Free of Trans Fats are Aligning U.S. Diets with Health Recommendations, EIB-95, USDA, Economic Research Service, April 2012.

Rahkovsky, Ilya, "Trans Fats Are less Common in New Food Products," Amber Waves, 10 (3), September 2012.

Linz, Susan and Ilya Rahkovsky, "Privatization and Efficiency: Evidence from Russia," Journal of Economic Studies, 38 (4): 430-51, 2011.

Last updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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