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Keithly Jones

Agricultural Economist


Keithly Jones has worked at ERS since 2000. He is with the Animal Products and Cost of Production Branch, Market and Trade Economics Division. His work focuses on meat trade research as well as market analysis in the livestock sector, with emphasis on the sheep and goat industries.


Keithly received a PhD. in Agricultural Economics from The Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. in Agribusiness from Florida A&M University.

Professional Affiliations:

American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) Committee on the Status of Blacks in Agricultural Economics (COSBAE)

Selected Publications:

Muhammad, Andrew and Keithly Jones. "An Assessment of Dynamic Behavior in the U.S. Catfish Market: An Application of the Generalized Dynamic Rotterdam Model," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 41(3), pp. 745-759, 2009.

Jones, Keithly, Agapi Somwaru, and James Whitaker. "Country of Origin Labeling: Evaluating the Impacts on U.S. and World Markets," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 38, pp. 397-405, 2009.

Jones, Keithly and Mathew Shane. "Factors Shaping Expanding US Red Meat Trade," Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook, USDA, ERS, LDP-M-175-01, February, 2009.

Mathews, Kenneth, Carlos Arnade, and Keithly Jones. "Derived Demand for Cattle Feeding Inputs?," Journal of Agribusiness, 26(1), pp. 41-60, 2008.

Jones, Keithly, David Harvey, William Hahn, and Andrew Muhammad. "U.S. Demand for Source-Differentiated Shrimp: A Differential Approach," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 40(2), pp. 609-621, 2008.

Muhammad, Andrew and Keithly Jones. "The Impact of Federal Indemnification on Livestock Biosecurity," Economics Bulletin, 17(10), pp. 1-9, 2008.

Muhammad, Andrew, Keithly Jones, and William F. Hahn. "The Impact of Domestic and Import Prices on U.S. Lamb Imports: A Production System Approach," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, 36(2), pp. 293-303, 2007.

Jones, Keithly. "Animal Products Markets in 2005 and Forecasts for 2006," Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook, USDA, ERS, LDP-M-146-01, August, 2006.

Blayney, Don, Mark Gehlhar, Chris Bolling, Keithly Jones, Suchada Langley, Mary Anne Normile, and Agapi Somwaru. "U.S. Dairy at a Global Crossroads," USDA, ERS, ERR 28, 2006.

Jones, Keithly. "Marketing Could Boost the U.S. Sheep Industry," Amber Waves, 2(1), pp. 4, February, 2004.

Jones, Keithly. "Economic Impact of Sheep Predation in the United States," Sheep and Goat Research Journal, 19, pp. 6-12, 2004.

Jones, Keithly. "Trends in the U.S. Sheep Industry," USDA, ERS, AIB 787, 2004.

Jones, Keithly. "Meat Goats: A Growing Industry," special article in Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook, pp. 13-17, August, 2003.

Jones, Keithly and Ronald Gustafson. "Sheep Industry," Report to Congress, 2002.

Jones, K., T.W. Kelsey, P.A. Nordstrom, L.L Wilson, A.N. Maretzki, and C.W. Pitts. "Neighbors' Perception of Animal Agriculture," The Professional Animal Scientist, 16(2), pp. 105-110, 2000.


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