Diansheng Dong

Agricultural Economist
202-694-5422
ddong@ers.usda.gov
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Briefly

Diansheng Dong is an economist in the Food Markets Branch of the Food Economics Division. His research interests focus on consumer food demand and purchase behavior, and healthy food promotion. Since joining ERS in 2007, he has been working on constructing complex new data and seeking better economic models and statistical methodologies to provide accurate and robust results in consumer food demand analyses and food policy evaluations.

Education

Diansheng Dong received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Texas A & M University, and a M.S. and B.A. in Engineering from Jilin University of Technology in China.

Selected Publications

Dong, D., H. Stewart, A. Carlson, E. Frazao, and J. Hyman. 2016. WIC Household Food Purchases Using WIC Benefits or Paying Out of Pocket: A Case Study of Cold Cereal Purchases, ERR-207, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, May.

Carlson, A., D. Dong, H. Stewart, and E. Frazao. 2015. "Following Dietary Guidance Need Not Cost More—But Many Americans Would Need To Re-Allocate Their Food Budgets," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, September.

Dong, D., C. Davis, and H. Stewart. 2015. "The Quantity and Variety of Households’ Meat Purchases: A Censored Demand System Approach," Agricultural Economics 46(1):99-112, September.

Stewart, H., J. Hyman, and D. Dong. 2014. Menu Labeling Imparts New Information About the Calorie Content of Restaurant Foods, ERR-179, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, December.

Carlson, A., D. Dong, and M. Lino. 2014. "Association between Total Diet Cost and Diet Quality is Limited," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 39(1):47-68, April.

Stewart, H., D. Dong, and A. Carlson. 2013. Why Are Americans Consuming Less Fluid Milk? A Look at Generational Differences in Intake Frequency, ERR-149, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, May.

Dong, D., and H. Stewart. 2013. Households’ Choices Among Fluid Milk Products: What Happens When Income and Prices Changes?, ERR-146, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, April.

Stewart, H., D. Dong, and A. Carlson. 2012. "Is Generational Change Contributing to the Decline in Fluid Milk Consumption?" Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 37(3):1-20.

Dong, D., and H. Stewart. 2012. "Modeling A Household’s Choice Among Food Store Types," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 93(3):702-17, April.

Dong, D., T. Schmit, and H. Kaiser. 2012. "Modeling Household Purchasing Behavior to Analyse Beneficial Marketing Strategies," Applied Economics 44(6):717-25.

Stewart, H., and D. Dong. 2011. "Variation in Retail Costs for Fresh Vegetables and Salty Snacks across Communities in the United States," Food Policy 36:128-35, May.

Lin, B., S. Yen, D. Dong, and D. Smallwood. 2010. "Economic Incentives for Dietary Improvement among Food Stamp Recipients," Contemporary Economic Policy 28(4):524-36, October.

Dong, D., and H. Kaiser. 2010. "Investigating Household Food Interpurchase Behavior Through Market Segmentation," Agribusiness: An International Journal 26(3):389–404, Summer.

Dong, D., and E. Leibtag. 2010. Promoting Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: Are Coupons More Effective Than Pure Price Discounts, ERR-96, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, June.

Dong, D., and B. Lin. 2009. Fruit and Vegetable Consumption by Low-Income Americans: Would a Price Reduction Make a Difference?, ERR-70, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, January.

Dong, D., and H. Kaiser. 2008. "Studying Household Purchasing and Nonpurchasing Behaviour for a Frequently Consumed Commodity: Two Models," Applied Economics 40:1941-1951.

Dong, D., H. Kaiser, and O. Myrland. 2007. "Quantity and Quality Effects of Advertising: A Demand System Approach," Agricultural Economics 36(3):313-24.

Dong, D., and H. Kaiser. 2005. "Coupon Redemption and Its Effect on Household Cheese Purchases," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 87(3):689-702, August.

Dong, D., B. Gould, and H. Kaiser. 2004. "Food Demand in Mexico: An Application of the Amemiya-Tobin Approach to the Estimation of a Censored Food System," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 86(4):1094-1107, November.

Dong, D., C. Chung, and H. Kaiser. 2004. "Modeling Milk Purchasing Behavior with a Panel Data Double-Hurdle Model," Applied Economics 36:769-79.

Dong, D., J. Shonkwiler, and O. Capps. 1998. "Estimation of Demand Functions Using Cross-Sectional Household Data: The Problem Revisited," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 80(3):466-73, August.