Fred Gale

Senior Economist


Conducts research and market analysis on China agriculture and international trade. Fred Gale also has extensive experience in research on U.S. farm structure, the rural economy and manufacturing employment issues.

Current Projects:

  • Analysis of changes in Chinese food consumption using household survey data
  • Investigation of agricultural finance in China
  • China corn market analysis


PhD, Economics, N.C. State University, 1988. BS, Economics, Virginia Tech, 1983

Selected Publications

Gale, F. 2003. "China's Growing Affluence: How Food Markets Are Responding," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, June.

F. Gale, ed. 2002. China's Food and Agriculture: Issues for the 21st Century, AIB-775, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, April.