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Awards 2011

ERS's competitive grants and cooperative agreements program made 10 awards in fiscal 2011 to fund research on relationships between food assistance programs, food choices, and the economy; and using behavioral economics and incentives to promote child nutrition.

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Food Assistance Programs, Food Choices, and the Economy
Dr. Theodore Joyce
National Bureau of Economic Research
New York, NY Effect of New WIC Food Packages on Breastfeeding and Food Package Choices $198,000
Mr. Loren Bell
Altarum Institute
Ann Arbor, MI An Examination of WIC Participant Redemption Patterns In Kentucky Prior to and After Implementation of Electronic Benefits Transfer $176,000
Dr. Carol Spaulding
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX Using the National Food and Nutrition Survey (NATFAN) to Examine WIC Participant Food Choices and Intakes Before and After Changes in the Food Benefit $200,000
Dr. Tatiana Andreyeva
Yale University
New Haven, CT The Economics of Beverage Choices among WIC and SNAP participants $129,000
Dr. Tullaya Boonsaeng
Clemson University
Clemson, SC The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Household Spending: A Flexible Demand System Approach $105,000
Dr. Caroline Danielson
Public Policy Institute of California
San Francisco, CA Local Area Determinants of Nutrition Assistance Program Caseloads $221,000
Dr. Linda Giannarelli
The Urban Institute
Washington, DC The Effect of Food Programs on Alternative Poverty Measures $171,000
Using Behavioral Economics and Incentives to Promote Child Nutrition
Dr. David Just
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs (additional funding) $571,000
Dr. Joseph Price
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT Using Nudges and Incentives to Promote Long-Run Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables in Children $244,000
Dr. Gregory Madden
Utah State University
Logan, UT Long-term Effects of Incentivizing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption $155,000

*Award amounts are rounded to the nearest thousand.

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Last updated: Monday, June 04, 2012

For more information contact: Victor Oliveira

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