Laura Tiehen

Economist
202-694-5417
ltiehen@ers.usda.gov
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Briefly

Laura Tiehen is an economist with the Food Assistance Branch of the Food Economics Division. Her research examines the use of federal food assistance programs. She is particularly interested in the outcomes, such as poverty, food security, and health-related behavior, associated with use of Federal food assistance.

Education

Laura received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.A. in Economics and Spanish from Lake Forest College.

Professional Affiliations

Laura is a member of the American Economics Association and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.

Selected Publications

Tiehen, L., D. Jolliffe, and T. Smeeding. 2015. “The Effect of SNAP on Poverty," SNAP Matters: How Food Stamps Affect Health and Well Being, J. Bartfeld, C. Gundersen, T. Smeeding, and J. Ziliak, eds. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, November.

Gundersen, C., D. Jolliffe, and L. Tiehen. 2009. "The Challenge of Program Evaluation: When Increasing Program Participation Decreases the Relative Well-being of Participants," Food Policy 34(4):367-76, August.

Jacknowitz, A., and L. Tiehen. 2009. "Transitions into and out of the WIC Program: A Cause for Concern?" Social Service Review 83(2):151-83, June.

Tiehen, L. 2008. "Stabilizing Federal Support for Emergency Food Providers," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, November.

Tiehen, L., and A. Jacknowitz. 2008. "Why Wait? Examining Delayed WIC Participation Among Pregnant Women," Contemporary Economic Policy 26(4):518-38, October.

Jacknowitz, A., D. Novillo, and L. Tiehen. 2007. "WIC and Infant Feeding Practices," Pediatrics 119(2):281-89, February.

Jolliffe, D., C. Gundersen, J. Winicki, and L. Tiehen. 2005. "Food Stamp Benefits and Child Poverty," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 87(3):569-81, August.

Stommes, E., and L. Tiehen. 2004. Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Small Grants Program: Executive Summaries of 2003 Research Grants, FANRR-43, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, December.

Tiehen, L. 2004. "Emergency Providers Help Poor Households Put Food on the Table," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, June.

Mosley, J., and L. Tiehen. 2004. "The Food Safety Net After Welfare Reform: Use of Private and Public Food Assistance in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area," Social Service Review 79(2):267-83, June.

Briefel, R., J. Jacobson, and L. Tiehen. 2003. Issues in Food Assistance: The Emergency Food Assistance System: Findings from the Client Survey, FANRR-26-10, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, September.

Tiehen, L. 2002. "Use of Food Pantries by Households with Children Rose During the Late 1990s," FoodReview 25(3), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, December.

Tiehen, L. 2002. Issues in Food Assistance: Private Provision of Food Aid: The Emergency Food Assistance System, FANRR-26-5, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, August.

Tiehen, Laura. 2001. "Tax Policy and Charitable Contributions of Money," National Tax Journal 54(4), December.

Tiehen, L. 2000. "Has Working More Caused Married Women to Volunteer Less? Evidence from Time Diary Data, 1965 to 1993," Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 29(4), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, December.

Gundersen, C., M. Morehart, L. Whitener, L. Ghelfi, J. Johnson, K. Kassel, B. Kuhn, A. Mishra, S. Offutt, and L. Tiehen. 2000. A Safety Net for Farm Households, AER-788, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, December.

Wilde, P., P. Cook, C. Gundersen, M. Nord, and L. Tiehen. 2000. The Decline in Food Stamp Program Participation in the 1990's, FANRR-7, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, June.