Clare Cho

Agricultural Economist
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Clare Cho is an economist with the Food Markets Branch in the Food Economics Division. She conducts research on food-related issues and poverty, including programs for low-income individuals, from both the retailer and consumer perspective. Her current research includes examining food access, food away from home during the Great Recession, and retailer concentration.


Clare joined ERS in August 2015 after completing her Ph.D. in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics at Ohio State University.


Clare holds both a Ph.D. and M.S. in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics from Ohio State University; and a B.S. in Economics with honors, and a B.A. in International Studies with a minor in mathematics, from the University of Utah.

Selected Publications

Guthrie, J., and C. Cho. 2015. "School and District-Level Characteristics Associated with Participation in the Afterschool Snack Component of the National School Lunch Program," Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition 10(2):176-88.