Daniel Pick

Deputy Director for Research
202-694-5278
dpick@ers.usda.gov
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Briefly

Daniel Pick is Deputy Director for Research in ERS's Market and Trade Economics Division. He is currently responsible for directing the research program of the Division as well as clearing all publications and presentations of Division's staff.

Background

Daniel joined ERS as an Agricultural Economist in 1989. In July 2009 he assumed the position of Deputy Director of Research and Program Management. He became senior economist in 1999 and a Branch Chief in the Market and Trade Economics Division in 2001. From 1998-2000, he was also an Adjunct Professor in the Institute of Public Policy at Georgetown University teaching a graduate class in international trade. He also served on the Faculty Review Board of the Georgetown Public Policy Review.

In 1995, he received the Canadian Agricultural Economics Association Outstanding Journal Article Award, honorable mention, for his article (co-authored with Alan Webb, Erin Dusch, and Karl Gudmunds) "Quantitative Assessment of U.S. Wheat Performance for Quality Characteristics," Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1994.

In 1991, he received the Western Agricultural Economic Association Outstanding Published Research Award, for his article (co-authored with Julian Alston, Colin Carter, and Richard Green) "Whither Armington Trade Models?," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 1990.

Between 2002-07, he served as an editor of the Review of Agricultural Economics and also served as an Ex-Officio member of the American Agricultural Economics Association Executive Board.

Daniel has also served as the head swim coach for Jeb Stuart High School in Falls Church, VA.

Education

Daniel received a Ph.D. in agricultural economics in 1987 from the University of California-Davis. His 1985 M.S. in agricultural economics is from the same institution. He received his B.S. in agricultural economics in 1981 from the University of Arizona.

Professional Affiliations

Daniel served as an editor (2002-07) of the Review of Agricultural Economics. He is a member of the American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) and the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC).

Selected Publications

Articles in Journals

Sheldon, I., S. Mishra, D. Pick, and S. Thompson. 2013. “Exchange Rate Uncertainty and US Bilateral Fresh Fruit Trade: An Application of the Gravity Model,” Applied Economics 45(15):2067-2082.

Arnade, C., G. Munisamy, and D. Pick. 2011. “How Much Do Consumers Benefit from New Brand Introductions? The Case of Potato Chips,” Journal of Agriculture and Resource Economics 36(1):78-94.

Plastina, A., K. Giannakas, and D. Pick. 2011. “Market and Welfare Effects of Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling in the U.S. Specialty Crops Sector: An Application to Fresh Market Apples,” Southern Economic Journal 77(4):1044-1069.

Arnade, C., D. Pick, and G. Munisamy. 2010. "Demand Estimation When Prices are Unobserved: An Application to Fresh Lettuce," Applied Economic Letters 17(17):1641-1646.

Moschini G., L. Meanpace, and D. Pick. 2008. "Geographical Indications and the Competitive Supply of Quality in Agricultural Market," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 90:794-812.

Arnade, C., G. Munisamy, and D. Pick. 2008. "Brand Inertia in U.S. Household Cheese Consumption," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 90:813-826.

Arnade, C., G. Munisamy, and D. Pick. 2007. "Measuring the Degree of Retail Competition in U.S. Cheese Markets," Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization, 5(1).

Ruan, J., S. Buccola, and D. Pick. 2007. "The U.S. Red Raspberry Industry and USDA's Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers," Agribusiness: An International Journal 23:101-115.

Arnade, C., D. Pick, and M. Gehlhar. 2005. "Testing and Incorporating Seasonal Structures into Demand Models for Fruit," Agricultural Economics 23:527-532.

Arnade, C., D. Pick, and M. Gehlhar. 2004. "Locating Seasonal Cycles in Demand Models," Applied Economic Letters 11:533-535.

Zago, A., and D. Pick. 2004. "Labeling Policies in Food Markets: Private Incentives, Public Intervention, and Welfare Effects," Journal of Agriculture and Resource Economics 29:150-165.

Munisamy, G., D. Pick, and Y. Li. 2004. "An Empirical Analysis of Productivity Growth and Industrial Concentration in U.S. Manufacturing," Applied Economics, 36:1-7.

Munisamy, G., D. Pick, and Y. Li. 2003. "Concentration and Innovation in the U.S. Food Industries," Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization, Vol. 1.

Pick, D., and T. Worth. 2003. "Foreign Direct Investment in U.S. Food and Kindred Products" in Multinational Agribusinesses, Ruth Rama, ed. New York, NY: Haworth Press.

Pick, D. 2003. "Product Differentiation and Asymmetric Information in Agriculture and Food Markets: Defining the Role for Government," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 85:742-743 (Discussion).

Munisamy, G., D. Pick, and T. Worth. 2002. "Price Variability and Industrial Concentration in Food Industries," Journal of Agricultural Economics 53:587-604, November.

Zahniser, S., D. Pick, G. Pompelli, and M. Gehlhar. 2002. "Regionalism in the Western Hemisphere and its Impact on U.S. Agricultural Exports: A Gravity Model Analysis," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 84:791-797 (Invited Paper), August.

Zago, A., and D. Pick. 2002. "The Public Provision of Information: A Welfare Analysis of European Products with Geographical Indications and Products with Designation of Origin" in Global Trade and Consumer Demand for Quality, B. Krissoff, M. Bohman, and J. Caswell, eds. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Press.

Gehlhar, M., and D. Pick. 2002. "Food Trade Balances and Unit Values: What Can They Reveal about Price Competition?" Agribusiness: An International Journal 18:61-79.

Sheldon, I., D. Pick, and S. McCorriston. 2001. "Export Subsidies and Profit-Shifting in Vertical Markets," Journal of Agriculture and Resource Economics 26:125-141.

Pompelli, G., and D. Pick. 2000. "International Investment Motivations of U.S. Wineries," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 2:47-62.

Arnade, C., and D. Pick. 2000. "Seasonal Oligopoly Power: The Case of U.S. Fresh Fruit Market," Applied Economics, 32:969-978.

Munisamy, G., D. Pick, and U. Vasavada. 1999. "The Economics of Foreign Direct Investment and Trade with an Application to the U.S. Food Processing Industry," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 81:442-452.

Arnade, C., and D. Pick. 1999. "Alternative Approach to Measuring Oligopoly Power: A Wheat Market Example," Applied Economic Letters 6:195-198, March.

Sheldon, I., D. Pick, and S. McCorriston. 1999. "Export Subsidies in a Vertically-Interrelated Marketing System: The Case of Durum Wheat and Pasta" in Vertical Relationships and Coordination in the Food System, G. Galizzi and L. Venturini, eds. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer/Physica-Verlag (Contributions to Economics).

Munisamy, G., D. Pick, and U. Vasavada. 1998. "Exchange Rate Effects on the Relationship between FDI and Trade in the U.S. Food Processing Industry," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 80:1074-1080 (Invited Paper).

Amponsah, W., and D. Pick. 1998. "Evaluation of Export Promotion Programs on Trade of High-Valued and Processed Food Products: Implications for North Carolina Agribusiness," Journal of Agribusiness 16:79-96. 

Arnade, C., G. Munisamy, and D. Pick. 1998. "Testing Oligopoly Power in Domestic and Export Markets," Applied Economics 30:753-760.

Arnade, C., and D. Pick. 1998. "Seasonality and Unit Roots: The Demand for Fruits," Agricultural Economics 18:53-62.

Henderson, D., I. Sheldon and D. Pick. 1998. "International Commerce in Processed Foods: Patterns and Curiosities" in Global Markets for Processed Foods: Theoretical and Practical Issues, D. Pick, D. Henderson, J. Kinsey, and I. Sheldon, eds. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Pick, D., and J. Kinsey. 1998. "Introduction" in Global Markets for Processed Foods: Theoretical and Practical Issues, D. Pick, D. Henderson, J. Kinsey, and I. Sheldon, eds. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Johnson, M., and D. Pick. 1997. "Currency Quandary: The Choice of Invoicing Currency Under Exchange Rate Uncertainty," Review of International Economics 5:118-128.

Park, T., and D. Pick. 1996. "Imperfect Competition and Exchange Rate Pass-Through in U.S. Wheat Exports" in Empirical Studies of Industrial Organization and Trade in Food and Related Industries, I. Sheldon, and P. Abbott, eds. Boulder CO: Westview Press.

Pick, D., C. Arnade, and U. Vasavada. 1995. "Technology Gaps and Trade in Agriculture," Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv: Review of World Economics 131:509-525.

Pick, D., A. Webb, E. Dusch, and K. Gudmunds. 1994. "Quantitative Assessment of U.S. Wheat Performance for Service and Quality Characteristics," Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 42:273-290.

Pick, D., and T. Vollrath. 1994. "Exchange Rate Misalignment and Agricultural Export Performance in Developing Countries," Economic Development and Cultural Change 42:555-571.

Arnade, C., D. Pick, and U. Vasavada. 1994. "Testing Dynamic Specification of Agricultural Import Demand Models: The Case of Cotton," Applied Economics 26:375-380.

Chambers, R., and D. Pick. 1994. "Marketing Orders as Nontariff Trade Barriers," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 76:47-54.

Pick, D., and C. Carter. 1994. "Pricing to Market with Transactions Denominated in a Common Currency," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 76:55-60.

Pick, D. 1993. "Empirical Analysis of Imperfect Competition and Trade in the Food Industry: Discussion," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 75:1240-1241.

Abler, D., and D. Pick. 1993. "NAFTA, Agriculture and the Environment in Mexico," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 75:794-798.

Pick, D., and B. Krissoff. 1993. "Will Developing Country Debt Forgiveness Increase Agricultural Trade?" Agricultural Economics 8:91-105.

Park, T., and D. Pick. 1992. "Export Supply and Import Demand Elasticities in the Japanese Textile Industry: A Production Theory Approach," Applied Economics 24:437-444.

Heien, D., and D. Pick. 1991. "The Structure of International Demand for Soybean Products," Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics 23:137-146.

Krissoff, B., and D. Pick, 1991. "Latin American Debt Forgiveness: Implications for Agricultural Trade," Choices 6(1):8-11.

Pick, D., and T. Park. 1991. "The Competitive Structure of U.S. Agricultural Exports," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 73:133-141.

Pick, D. 1990. "Exchange Rate Risk and U.S. Agricultural Trade Flows," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 72:694-700.

Pompelli, G., and D. Pick. 1990. "Pass-Through of Exchange Rates and Tariffs in Brazil-U.S. Tobacco Trade," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 72:676-681.

Alston, J., C. Carter, R. Green, and D. Pick. 1990. "Whither Armington Trade Models?" American Journal of Agricultural Economics 72:455-467.

Carman H., and D. Pick. 1990. "Orderly Marketing for Lemons: Who Benefits?" American Journal of Agricultural Economics 72:346-357.

Pick, D., H. Carman, and J. Karrenbrock. 1990. "Price Asymmetry and Marketing Margin Behavior: An Example for California-Arizona Citrus," Agribusiness: An International Journal 6:75-84.

Carter, C., and D. Pick. 1989. "The J-Curve Hypothesis and the U.S. Agricultural Trade Balance," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 71:712-720.

Carman, H., and D. Pick. 1988. "Marketing California-Arizona Lemons Without Marketing Order Shipment Controls," Agribusiness: An International Journal 4: 245-259.

Carter, C., and D. Pick. 1987. "Exchange Rates and Agricultural Trade," Choices, Third Quarter.

Wright, B., K. Stamoulis, Y. Nishimaya, D. Pick, A. McCalla, and C. Carter. 1987. "Trade Barriers and Other Factors Affecting Exports of California Specialty Crops," Report of the study group on Marketing California Specialty Crops: Worldwide Competition and Constraints, University of California Agricultural Issues Center.

Wright, B., K. Stamoulis, Y. Nishimaya, D. Pick, A. McCalla, and C. Carter. 1987. "Analysis of Trade Barriers and the Prospects for Reform: The Case of California Specialty Crops," in Marketing California Specialty Crops: Worldwide Competition and Constraints, proceedings of a symposium sponsored by the University of California Agricultural Issues Center.

Edited Book

Pick, D. Henderson, J. Kinsey, and I. Sheldon, eds. 1998. Global Markets for Processed Foods: Theoretical and Practical Issues, Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Book Reviews

New Perspectives on Economic Growth and Technological Innovation, F.M. Scherer, in The Georgetown Public Policy Review, Volume 4, No. 1, Fall 1999.

Imperfect Competition and Political Economy: The New Trade Theory in Agricultural Trade Research, C.A. Carter, A.F. McCalla, and J.A. Sharples, eds., in Journal of Agricultural Economics Research, Vol. 43, No. 3, Summer 1991:48-49.

Papers Presented at Professional Meetings

Carlos Arnade, Rachael Dettmann, Munisamy Gopinath, and Daniel Pick, "Consumers Welfare from New Product Introductions: The Case of Potato Chips," poster presentation, AAEA Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, July 27-29, 2008.

Alejandro Plastina, Konstantinos Giannakas, and Daniel Pick, "Market and Welfare Effects of COOL in the U.S. Markets for Tomatoes and Apples," Selected Paper, AAEA Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, July 27-29, 2008.

Carlos Arnade, Munisamy Gopinath, and Daniel Pick, "Do Consumers Seek Variety When Purchasing Cheese Products?" Selected Paper, AAEA Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, July 29-August 1, 2007.

Daniel Pick and Agnes Perez, "Characterizing U.S. Fruit and Vegetable Production," Immigration Reform Conference, Washington, DC, June 13-14, 2007.

Carlos Arnade, Munisamy Gopinath, and Daniel Pick, "Do Consumers Seek Variety When Purchasing Cheese Products?" University of Nebraska, Department of Agricultural Economics Seminar Series, April 20, 2007.

Daniel Pick, "The U.S. Wine Industry: Domestic and International Perspective," presented at the Cal-Med Fruits and Vegetables Consortium, Washington, DC, December 8, 2006.

Daniel Pick, "Outsourcing, Productivity and Input Composition at the Plant Level," discussion of Catherine Morrison Paul paper, International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium, Tampa, Florida, December 3-5, 2006.

Daniel Pick, "An Overview of Agriculture and Specialty Crops," presented to the Central Workforce Alliance, Arlington, Virginia, March 7, 2005.

Daniel Pick, "Geographic Indicators," All Food is Not Created Equal: Policy for Agricultural Product Differentiation Conference, Berkeley, California, November 14-16, 2004.

Carlos Arnade, Daniel Pick, and Mark Gehlhar, "Openness in Trade and Implications for Demand Analysis of Fresh Fruits," International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium Summer Symposium, Capri, Italy, June 22-26, 2003.

Munisamy Gopinath, Daniel Pick, and Yonghai Li, "Does Industrial Concentration Raise Productivity in Food Industries?" Selected Paper, AAEA meetings, Long Beach, California, July 29-31, 2002.

Steven Zahniser, Mary Burfisher, Daniel Pick, and Greg Pompelli, "North American Agricultural Trade in an Era of Multiple Trade Agreements: A Gravity Model Analysis," Selected Paper, Canadian Agricultural Economics Society meeting, Chicago, Illinois, August 6-8, 2001.

Angelo Zago and Daniel Pick, "The Public Provision of Information in Agricultural Markets: A Welfare Analysis of European PGI and PDO," International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium Summer Symposium, Montreal, Canada, June 26-27, 2000.

Munisamy Gopinath, Daniel Pick, and Thomas Worth, "Price Variability and Industrial Concentration in Food Industries," Selected Paper, AAEA meetings, Tampa, Florida, July 30-August 2, 2000. Also presented at a conference on The American Consumer and the Changing Structure of the Food System, Arlington, Virginia, May 4-5, 2000.

Daniel Pick and Thomas Worth, "The Relationship Between Foreign Direct Investment and Trade," Invited Paper, International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 12-14, 1999.

Mark Gehlhar and Daniel Pick, "Food Trade Balances and Unit Values: What Can They Reveal about Price Competition?" International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg, Florida, December 13-15, 1998.

Gregory Pompelli and Daniel Pick, "International Investment Motivations of U.S. Wineries," International Agribusiness Management Association Pre-Congress, Punta del Este, Uruguay, June 28, 1998.

Gopinath Munisamy, Daniel Pick, and Utpal Vasavada, "Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Foreign Direct Investment and Trade by U.S. Food Processing Industry," International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, December 14-16, 1997.

Gregory Pompelli and Daniel Pick, "Motivations for Foreign Direct Investment by U.S. Wineries," International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, December 14-16, 1997.

Carlos Arnade, Daniel Pick, and Munisamy Gopinath, "Testing Oligopoly Power in Domestic and Export Markets," Selected Paper, AAEA meetings, Toronto, Canada, July 27-30, 1997.

Ian Sheldon, Daniel Pick, and Steve McCorriston, "Export Subsidies in a Vertically-Interrelated Marketing System: The Case of Durum Wheat and Pasta," paper presented at a conference on vertical relationships and coordination in the food system, Universita Cattolica del S. Cuore, Instituto di Economia Agro-Alimentare, Piacenza, Italy. June 12-13, 1997.

William A. Amponsah, Daniel Pick, and Kofi Adu Nyako, "Evaluation of Export Promotion Programs on Trade of High-Valued and Processed Food Products: Implications for North Carolina Agribusiness," paper presented at the International Agricultural Research Consortium Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, December 15-17, 1996.

Carlos Arnade and Daniel Pick, "The Effects of Seasonality on Apples Market," Selected Paper, AAEA meetings, San Antonio, Texas, July 28-31, 1996.

Daniel Pick, Carlos Arnade, and Utpal Vasavada, "Technology Gaps and Trade in Agriculture," International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, December 15-17, 1994.

Carlos Arnade, Daniel Pick, and Utpal Vasavada, "Testing Dynamic Specification of Import Demand Models: the Case of Cotton," Selected Paper, AAEA meetings, Orlando, Florida, August 1-4, 1993.

David G. Abler and Daniel Pick, "NAFTA, Agriculture and the Environment in Mexico," Allied Social Science Associations Meeting, Anaheim, California, January 5-7, 1993.

Robert Chambers and Daniel Pick, "A Model to Determine Trade Effects of Marketing Orders," International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 12-14, 1991.

Daniel Pick and Barry Krissoff, "Will Developing Country Debt Forgiveness Increase Agricultural Trade?" paper presented at the IAAE Conference, Tokyo, Japan, August 21-29, 1991.

Daniel Pick and Timothy Park, "Export Supply and Import Demand Elasticities in the Japanese Textile Industry: A Production Theory Approach," paper presented at the IAAE Conference, Tokyo, Japan, August 21-29, 1991. Daniel Pick, "The Competitive Structure of U.S. Agricultural Exports," Selected Paper, AAEA meeting, Vancouver, BC, August 4-9, 1990.

Julian Alston, Colin Carter, Richard Green, and Daniel Pick, "Testing Armington Restrictions in Import Demand Models," Selected Paper, AAEA meetings, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 30-August 2, 1989.

Colin Carter and Daniel Pick, "The J-Curve Effect and the U.S. Agricultural Trade Balance," Selected Paper, International Conference of Agricultural Economists, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 24-31, 1988.