Alberto Jerardo

Alberto Jerardo

Economist
202-694-5266
ajerardo@ers.usda.gov

Briefly:

Since 2001, Alberto Jerardo has been the floriculture and nursery crops analyst in the Specialty Crops Branch, Market and Trade Economics Division. He is responsible for the Floriculture and Nursery Crops Outlook report and yearbook. He also is the ERS analyst of U.S. agricultural imports and is responsible for the import section of Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.

Background:

Prior to his current position, Andy was co-coordinator of U.S. Agricultural Trade Update. He also authored the international macroeconomics section of Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade and U.S. Agricultural Update. Prior to joining ERS in 1989, Andy was an energy demand forecaster at the U.S. Department of Energy.

Education:

Andy has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Riverside, 1982; an M.A. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, 1976, an M.S. in Quantitative Business Methods from California State University, Hayward, 1975; and a B.A. in Economics from California State University, Hayward, 1973.

Selected Publications:

Jerardo, A. 2004. "The U.S. Ag Trade Balance...More Than Just a Number," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, February.

Jerardo, A. 2004. "Volume Production Keeps Floriculture Prices Low," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, February.

Jerardo, A. 2003. "Estimating Export Share of U.S. Agricultural Production," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, November.

Jerardo, A. 2003. Floriculture and Nursery Crops Outlook, FLO-02, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, September.

Jerardo, A. 2003. Import Share of U.S. Food Consumption Stable at 11 Percent, FAU-79-01, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, July.

Jerardo, A. 2003. Floriculture and Nursery Crops Yearbook, FLO-2003, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, June.

Jerardo, A. 2002. "Holiday Sales Look Bright for Christmas Trees and Poinsettias," Agricultural Outlook, AGO-297, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, December.

Jerardo, A. 2002. "Export Share of U.S. Ag Production Is a Stable 21 Percent," Agricultural Outlook, AGO-296, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, November.

Bolling, C., and A. Jerardo. 2002. "Investment in Agriculture and Food Processing," Effects of NAFTA on Agriculture and the Rural Economy, WRS-02-1, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, July.

Jerardo, A. 2002. "Imports Increase as a Share of U.S. Food Consumption," Agricultural Outlook, AGO-290, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, April.

Jerardo, A., and H.C. Bolling. 2001. "U.S. Processed Food Exports and FDI Sales in Canada and Mexico: Dynamic Relationships," American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August.

Jerardo, A., and M. Gehlhar. 1999. "Food CPIs: Forecasts from Vector Autoregression and Food Import Prices," Proceedings of the Federal Forecasters' Conference, June.