Nathan Childs

Agricultural Economist
202-694-5292
nchilds@ers.usda.gov

Briefly

Nathan Childs is an Agricultural economist with the Crops Branch of the Market and Trade Economics Division. His current activities include managing ERS’ contribution to the rice situation and outlook program and supporting the Department’s annual Baseline forecasting activities. 

Background

Nathan joined ERS in 1987. During his career, he has worked on a variety of topics, including U.S. rice consumption patterns, global trade liberalization, and farm program analysis, and has supported emerging market projects to Taiwan, China, Vietnam, and Haiti.

Education

Nathan received a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Clemson University, an M.A. in History from the George Washington University, an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University, and an MBA from the University of Georgia. 

Professional Affiliations

American Political Science Association

Selected Publications

Childs, N. 1996-present. Rice Outlook, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Nigatu, G., J. Hansen, N. Childs, and R. Seeley. 2017. “Sub-Saharan Africa Is Projected To Be the Leader in Global Rice Imports,” Amber Waves. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. October.

Choi, S., J. Dyck, and N. Childs. 2016. The Rice Market in South Korea. RCS-161-01, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Cochrane, N., N. Childs, and S. Rosen. 2016. Haiti’s U.S. Rice Imports. RCS-16A-01, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Cochrane, N., N. Childs, and S. Rosen. 2016. “Rice Imports Help Alleviate Haiti’s Food Needs” Amber Waves. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. February.

Zahnizer, S., B. Cooke, J. Cessna, N. Childs, D. Harvey, M. Haley, M. McConnell, and C. Arnade. 2015. U.S.-Cuba Agricultural Trade: Past, Present, and Possible Future. AES-87, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Childs, N., J. Dyck, and J. Hansen, 2013. “Southeast Asia Projected To Remain Top Rice Exporter,” Amber Waves. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. February.

K. Baldwin, N. Childs, J. Dyck, and J. Hansen, 2012. Southeast Asia’s Rice Surplus. RCS-121-01, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.