Anne Riddle

Agricultural Economist


Anne Riddle is an Agricultural Economist in the Conservation and Environment Branch of ERS's Resource and Rural Economics Division.


Anne has been with ERS since January 2016. She has specialized in the economics and policy of land use and the environmental effects of agriculture. Her research has included work on tropical deforestation, land use changes from biofuel policies, effectiveness of conservation policies, and market design, monitoring, and valuation for environmental services. At ERS, her work is focused on land use shifts and associated environmental consequences due to changes in agricultural production. She has previously worked at Resources for the Future and on projects in collaboration with the World Bank.


Anne has an M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California-Davis, an M.S. in Natural Resource Policy and Administration from North Carolina State University, and a B.S. in Horticulture and Botany from the University of Wisconsin.

Selected Publications

Sanchirico, J., J. Siikamaki, G.-M. Lange, and A. Riddle. 2016. “Approaches for Valuing Coastal Protection Services in a Natural Capital Accounting Framework,” in Managing Coasts with Natural Solutions: Guidelines for Measuring and Valuing the Coastal Protection Services of Mangroves and Coral Reefs, M. Beck, and G.-M. Lange, eds. Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) Technical Report, World Bank, Washington, DC.

Sedjo, R.A., B. Sohngen, and A. Riddle. 2013. “Wood Bioenergy and Land Use: A Challenge to the Searchinger Hypothesis,” RFF Discussion Paper 13-33, November.

Walls, M., and A. Riddle. 2013. “Land Use Policies in the US for Protecting Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services,” in Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Economics, J. Shogren, ed. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier Publishing.

Morris, D.F., N. Richardson, and A. Riddle. 2011. “Importing Climate Mitigation: The Potential and Challenges of International Forest Offsets in California Climate Policy,” RFF Issue Brief 11-12, September.

Morris, D.F., and A. Riddle. 2011. “Setting the Carbon Bar: Measurement, Reporting, and Verification in Bilateral Forestry Agreements,” RFF Issue Brief 11-11, September.

Wolosin, M., A. Riddle, and D.F. Morris. 2011. “A Whole-of-Government Approach to Reducing Tropical Deforestation,” RFF Discussion Paper 11-28, July.