Keithly Jones

Senior Economist and Cross Commodity Analyst


Keithly Jones has worked at ERS since 2000. He is with the Animal Products and Cost of Production Branch, Market and Trade Economics Division. His work focuses on meat trade research as well as market analysis in the livestock sector, with emphasis on the sheep and goat industries.


Keithly received a PhD. in Agricultural Economics from The Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. in Agribusiness from Florida A&M University.

Professional Affiliations

American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA)
Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA)
Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA)
Committee on the Status of Blacks in Agricultural Economics (COSBAE)

Selected Publications

Yadavalli, A., and K.G. Jones. 2014. “Does Media Influence Consumer Demand? The Case of Lean Finely Textured Beef in the United States,” Food Policy 49(1):219-227, December.

Jones, K.G., and D. Blayney. 2014. “Assessing Changes in Dairy Product Import Demand: The Case of South Korea with Implementation of the KORUS FTA,” Agribusiness: An International Journal 30(1):74-84.

Mathews, K., K.G. Jones, R. Johnson, and M. McConnell. 2013. "Trade-Adjusted Measures of Productivity Increases in U.S. Hog Production," Agricultural Systems 114(C):32-37.

Jones, K.G., A. Hagerman, and A. Muhammad. 2013. "Theme Issue Overview: Emerging Issues in Global Animal Product Trade," Choices 28(1), 1st Quarter.

Jones, K.G., A. Muhammad, and K. Mathews. 2013. "Source-Differentiated Analysis of Exchange Rate Effects on US Beef Imports," International Journal of Trade and Global Markets 6(4):406-420.

Kiawu, J.A., and K.G. Jones. 2013. "Implications of Food Aid and Remittances for West African Food Import Demand," African Journal of Agricultural Economics 8(1):17.

Jones, K.G., S.J. Wozniak, and L.M. Walters. 2013. “Did the Proposed Country of Origin Law Affect Product Choices: The Case of Salmon,” Journal of Food Products Marketing 19(3):62-76.

Baldwin, K.L., and K.G. Jones. 2013. “U.S. Citrus Import Demand: Seasonality and Substitution,” Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing 25(1):24-41, January.

Mathews, K., K.G. Jones, M.J. McConnell, and R.J. Johnson. 2013. “Trade-Adjusted Measures of Productivity Increases in U.S. Hog Production,” Agricultural Systems 114(C):32-37. 

Arnade, C., K.G. Jones, and K. Mathews. 2012. “One More Step to Efficient Estimation of Error Correction Models,” Empirical Economics Letters 11(5), May.

Arnade, C., and K.G. Jones. 2011. “Crops and Livestock Productivity Measures for Selected Countries,” Journal of Developing Areas 44(2):329-348.

Muhammad, A., and K.G. Jones. 2009. "An Assessment of Dynamic Behavior in the U.S. Catfish Market: An Application of the Generalized Dynamic Rotterdam Model," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 41(3):745-759.

Jones, K.G., A. Somwaru, and J. Whitaker. 2009. "Country of Origin Labeling: Evaluating the Impacts on U.S. and World Markets," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 38(3):397-405.

Jones, K.G., and M. Shane. 2009. "Factors Shaping Expanding US Red Meat Trade," Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook, LDP-M-175-01, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, February.

Mathews, K., C. Arnade, and K.G. Jones. 2008. "Derived Demand for Cattle Feeding Inputs?" Journal of Agribusiness 26(1):41-60.

Jones, K.G., D. Harvey, W. Hahn, and A. Muhammad. 2008. "U.S. Demand for Source-Differentiated Shrimp: A Differential Approach," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 40(2), pp. 609-621.

Muhammad, A., and K.G. Jones. 2008. "The Impact of Federal Indemnification on Livestock Biosecurity," Economics Bulletin 17(10):1-9.

Muhammad, A., K.G. Jones, and W.F. Hahn. 2007. "The Impact of Domestic and Import Prices on U.S. Lamb Imports: A Production System Approach," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 36(2):293-303.

Jones, K.G. 2006. "Animal Products Markets in 2005 and Forecasts for 2006," Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook, LDP-M-146-01, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, August.

Blayney, D., M. Gehlhar, C. Bolling, K.G. Jones, S. Langley, M.A. Normile, and A. Somwaru. 2006. U.S. Dairy at a Global Crossroads, ERR-28, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Jones, K.G. 2004. "Marketing Could Boost the U.S. Sheep Industry," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, February.

Jones, K.G. 2004. "Economic Impact of Sheep Predation in the United States," Sheep and Goat Research Journal 19(10):6-12.

Jones, K.G. 2004. Trends in the U.S. Sheep Industry, AIB-787, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Jones, K.G. 2003. "Meat Goats: A Growing Industry," Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook, LDP-M-110, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, August.

Jones, K.G., and R. Gustafson. 2002. "Sheep Industry," Report to Congress.

Jones, K.G., T.W. Kelsey, P.A. Nordstrom, L.L Wilson, A.N. Maretzki, and C.W. Pitts. 2000. "Neighbors' Perception of Animal Agriculture," The Professional Animal Scientist 16(2):105-110.