Margaret Andrews is an Economist in the Food Assistance Branch of ERS's Food Economics Division. Her research interests are in the areas of food security, food access, and participation and impacts of SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly the Food Stamp Program.)
Prior to joining ERS, Margaret was at the Office of Analysis and Evaluation at USDA's Food and Nutrition Service where she designed and managed several large-scale evaluation projects, including the National Food Stamp Program Survey. Prior to coming to USDA, she was a faculty member in the Department of Economics and Marketing at Rutgers University, and a Resident Fellow at the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy at Resources for the Future.
Margaret has a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
Steven Yen, Margaret Andrews, Zhuo Chen and David Eastwood, 2008. Food Stamp Program Participation and Food Insecurity: An Instrumental Variables Approach, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 90, no. 1, pp. 117-132.
Joanne Guthrie, Elizabeth Frazao, Margaret Andrews, and David Smallwood, 2007. Improving Food Choices: Can Food Stamps Do More, Amber Waves, ERS, USDA, vol. 5, Special Issue, pp. 22-28.
Mark Nord and Margaret Andrews, 2003. Putting Food on the Table: Household Food Security in the United States, Amber Waves, ERS, USDA, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 22-29.
Mark Nord, Margaret Andrews, and Josh Winicki. 2002. Frequency and Duration of Food Insecurity and Hunger in U.S. Households, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, vol. 34, pp 194-201.
Margaret S. Andrews, Mark A. Prell, 2001. Second Food Security Measurement and Research Conference Volume I: Proceedings and Volume II: Papers, ERS Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Reports No. 11-1 and 11-2, February.
Parke E. Wilde and Margaret Andrews, 2000. The Food Stamp Program in An Era of Welfare Reform: Electronic Benefits and Changing Sources of Cash Income, Journal of Consumer Affairs, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 31-46