Christian Gregory

Christian A. Gregory

Branch Chief


Christian Gregory is research agricultural economist whose research focuses on food security, food assistance, and health. His interests include health economics and applied econometrics.


PhD, Economics, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 2010; MA Economics University of North Carolina, Greensboro 2006.

Professional Affiliations

Association of Applied and Agricultural Economics, American Economic Association, International Society for Bayesian Analysis, American Statistical Association

Selected Publications

Coleman-Jensen, A., M. Rabbitt, C. Gregory, and A. Singh. 2020. Household Food Security in the United States 2019, ERR-275, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, September. 47p.

Gregory, Christian A. 2019. Are We Underestimating Food Insecurity? Partial Identification with a Bayesian 4-Parameter IRT Model. Journal of Classification.

Gregory, Christian A., Lisa Mancino, and Alisha Coleman-Jensen. 2019. Food Security and Food Purchase Quality Among Low-Income Households: Findings from the National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS), U. S. Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service, Economic Research Report 269. August, 42pp.

Bitler, Marianne and Christian A. Gregory. 2019. "Introduction to the Symposium, Food Access, Program Participation and Health: Research Using FoodAPS." Southern Economic Journal, published online 21 May, 2019.

Deb, Partha, and Christian A. Gregory. 2018. "Heterogeneous Impacts of SNAP on Food Insecurity.'' Economics Letters. 173: 55-60.

Coleman-Jensen, A., M. Rabbitt, C. Gregory, and A. Singh. 2016. Household Food Security in the United States, ERR-215, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, September.

Gregory, C., M. Rabbitt, and D. Ribar. 2015. "The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Food Insecurity" in SNAP Matters: How Food Stamps Affect Health and Well-Being, J. Bartfeld, C. Gundersen, T. Smeeding, and J. Ziliak, eds. Redwood City, CA: Stanford University Press.

Gregory, C. 2015. "Estimating Treatment Effects for Ordered Outcomes Using Maximum Simulated Likelihood," The Stata Journal 15(3):756-774.