Howard Elitzak

Agricultural Economist
202-694-5375
helitzak@ers.usda.gov
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Briefly

Howard Elitzak is an economist with the Food Markets Branch of the Food Economics Division. His research focuses on the estimation and analysis of food marketing costs, with particular emphasis on the economic linkages required to transport and process food from the farmer to the consumer.

Selected Publications

Elitzak, H. 1998. “Marketing Bill Rose, While Farm Value Declined in 1997,” FoodReview 21(3), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, September-December.

Elitzak, H. 1999. “Desire for Convenience Drives Marketing Costs,” FoodReview 22(3), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, September-December.

Elitzak, H. 2000. “Food Marketing Costs: A 1990’s Retrospective,” FoodReview 23(3), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, September-December.

Elitzak, H. 2001. “Food Marketing Costs at a Glance,” FoodReview 24(3), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, September-December.

Reed, A.J., H. Elitzak, and M. Wohlgenant. 2002. Retail-Farm Price Margins and Consumer Product Diversity, TB-1899, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Denbaly, M., and H. Elitzak. 2003 and 2004. "Pacific Food Outlook: The United States," Pacific Economic Cooperation Council.

Elitzak, H. 1999. Food Cost Review, 1950-97, AER-780, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, June.

Elitzak, H. 2004. “Calculating the Food Marketing Bill,” Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, February.