Lisa Mancino

Agricultural Economist
202-694-5563
lmancino@ers.usda.gov

Briefly

Lisa Mancino is an Economist in the Food Economics Division of USDA's Economic Research Service. She conducts research on food consumption, diet, and health outcomes with a focus on the behavioral economics of food choice. Her research has covered topics including how behavioral economic concepts could be used to improve diet quality within food assistance programs, the influence of nutrition education programs and dietary guidelines on food choice, and the effect of food away from home on diet quality.

Background

Before coming to ERS, Lisa was a Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota and research assistant for the Retail Food Industry Center.

Education

Lisa has a Ph.D. and an M.S. in agricultural economics from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in International Management from Gustavus Adolphus College.

Selected Publications

Mancino, L., and J. Guthrie. 2009. "When Nudging in the Lunch Line Might be a Good Thing," Amber Waves 7(1):33-38, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, March.

Ribaudo, M., F. Kuchler, and L. Mancino. 2008. "Market Failures: When the Invisible Hand Gets Shaky," Amber Waves 6(5):34-39, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, November.

Mancino, L., and C. Newman. 2007. "Time is Money...and Dinner!" Amber Waves 5(4):4, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, September.

Mancino, L. 2007. "Insidious Consumption: Surprising Factors that Influence What We Eat and How Much," Amber Waves 5(3):10-15, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, June.

Ver Ploeg, M., L. Mancino, and B. Lin. 2006. "Food Stamps and Obesity: Ironic Twist or Complex Puzzle?" Amber Waves 4(1):32-37, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, February.

Mancino, L. 2005. "Going with the Grain: Consumers Responding to New Dietary Guidelines," Amber Waves 3(5):4, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, November.