Marca Weinberg

Marca Weinberg

Director, Resource and Rural Economics Division
202-694-5478
weinberg@ers.usda.gov
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Briefly

Marca Weinberg is Director of the Resource and Rural Economics Division (RRED). She previously served as RRED Associate Director and Chief of the division's Resource, Environmental, and Science Policy Branch. In her current position, she leads a program of research, analysis and data collection to support policy makers and program managers concerned with the structure and performance of the farm sector, rural community development and well-being, conservation programs and implications of environmental regulations. Prior positions include Assistant Professor, University of California Davis, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, and economist with the Congressional Budget Office. Her primary research focus was on estimating costs, benefits, and distributional implications of policy design options for addressing water use and water quality concerns associated with agricultural production.

Education

Dr. Weinberg received a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Davis, and a B.S. in Political Economy of Natural Resources from the University of California, Berkeley.

Selected Publications

Marshall, E., and M. Weinberg. 2012. Baselines in Environmental Markets: Tradeoffs Between Cost and Additionality, EB-18, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, February.

Weinberg, M., and R. Claassen. 2006. Rewarding Farm Practices versus Environmental Performance, EB-5, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, March.

Ribaudo, M., and M. Weinberg. 2005. "Improving Air and Water Quality Can Be Two Sides of the Same Coin," Amber Waves 3(4):34-41, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, September.

Cattaneo, A., R. Claassen, R. Johansson, and M. Weinberg. 2005. Flexible Conservation Measures on Working Land, ERR-5, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, June.

Smith, K., and M. Weinberg. 2004. "Measuring the Success of Conservation Programs," Amber Waves 2(4):14-21, September.

Weinberg, M. 2002. "Assessing a Policy Grab Bag: Federal Water Policy Reform," American Journal of Agricultural Economics 84(3):541-556, August.

Weinberg, M., et al. 2002. "Biological and Economic Implications of Sacramento Watershed Management Options," Journal of the American Water Resources Association 38(2):367-384, April.

Claassen, R., L. Hansen, M. Peters, V. Breneman, M. Weinberg, A. Cattaneo, P. Feather, D. Gadsby, D. Hellerstein, J. Hopkins, P. Johnston, M. Morehart, and M. Smith. 2001. Agri-Environmental Policy at the Crossroads: Guideposts on a Changing Landscape, AER-794, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, January.

Aillery, M., M.R. Moore, M. Weinberg, G. Schaible, and N. Gollehon. 1999. Salmon Recovery in the Columbia River Basin: Analysis of Measures Affecting Agriculture, Elsewhere No. 0005, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, April.