Lisa Mancino

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

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.

Professional Affiliations

Lisa is a member of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.

Selected Publications

Mancino, L., J. Guthrie, and D. Just. 2018. "Overview: Exploring Ways to Encourage Healthier Food Purchases by Low-Income Consumers—Lessons from Behavioral Economics and Marketing," Food Policy, March: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306919218301222?via%3Dihub.

Mancino, L., J. Guthrie, M. Ver Ploeg, and B. Lin. 2018. Nutritional Quality of Foods Purchased and Acquired by Americans: Findings from USDA’s National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey, EIB-188, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Mancino, L. and J. Guthrie. 2018. "Supermarkets, Schools, and Social Gatherings: Where Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program and Other U.S. Households Acquire Their Foods Correlates with Nutritional Quality," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. 

Mancino, L., J. Todd, and B. Scharadin. 2018. USDA’s National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey: Methodology for Imputing Missing Quantities to Calculate HEI-2010 Scores and Sorting Foods into ERS food groups, TB-1947, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Payne, C., M. Niculescu, J. Guthrie, J. and L. Mancino. 2017. "Can a Better Understanding of the WIC Customer Experiences Increase Benefit Redemption and Help Control Program Food Costs?" Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, October 9. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19320248.2017.1364191

Guthrie, J., L. Mancino, and J. Lin. 2016. "Nudging Consumers towards Better Food Choices: Policy Approaches to Changing Food Consumption Behaviors," Psychology and Marketing, 32(5): 501-11.

McKinnon, R.A., S.M. Siddiq, F.J. Chaloupka, L. Mancino, and K. Rapsad. 2015. "Obesity-Related Policy/Environmental Interventions: A Systematic Review of the Economic Analysis" American Journal of Preventative Medicine. December.

Morisson, R.M. and L. Mancino. 2015. "Most U.S. Households Do Their Main Grocery Shopping at Supermarkets and Supercenters Regardless of Income," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. 

Ver Ploeg, M., L. Mancino, J.E. Todd, D.M. Clay, and B. Scharadin. 2015. Where Do Americans Usually Shop for Food and How Do They Travel To Get There? Initial Findings from the National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey. EIB-138, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. 

Mancino, L. and J. Guthrie. 2014. "SNAP Households Must Balance Multiple Priorities to Achieve a Healthful Diet," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Mancino, L., J.E. Todd, J. Guthrie, and B Lin. 2014, "Food Away From Home and Childhood Obesity," Current Obesity Reports, 3: 459-69.

Richards, T.,L.  Mancino. 2014 "Demand for Food-Away-From-Home: A Multiple Discrete/Continuous Extreme Value Model," European Review of Agricultural Economics, 41(1): 111-33.