Olga Liefert

Economist
202-694-5155
oliefert@ers.usda.gov

Briefly

OLGA LIEFERT is an Economist with the Crops Branch, Market and Trade Economics Division. She is the international analyst for wheat and feedgrains, whose activities include monitoring and analyzing production, use, and trade throughout the world, attending the monthly ICEC meetings, writing the international sections of monthly ERS/USDA reports on wheat and feedgrain markets, and contributing to the annual USDA baseline projections. Olga also is a specialist in agriculture in the countries of the former Soviet Union, in particular Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan

Background

Before joining ERS, Olga was a research economist at the Russian Institute for Economics in Moscow, and after that worked for 4 years for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris. She also has been a consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome. Prior to joining ERS as regular staff in 2008, Olga worked as a consultant for the agency.

Education

Olga received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics from Moscow State University.

 

Selected Publications

Capehart, T., and O. Liefert. Sept 2015-present, Feedgrains Outlook, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Vocke, G (later Bond, J.), and O. Liefert. 2008-present. Wheat Outlook, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Rada, N., W. Liefert, and O. Liefert. 2017. Productivity Growth and the Revival of Russian Agriculture, ERR-228, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Rada, N., W. Liefert, and O. Liefert. 2017. “Agricultural Recovery in Russia and the Rise of Its South,” Amber Waves. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, April.

Liefert, W., and O. Liefert. 2017. Changing Crop Area in the Former Soviet Union Region, FDS17b-01, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Liefert, W., and O. Liefert. 2015 “Overview of Agriculture in Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine.” In Transition to Agricultural Market Economics: The Future of Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine, edited by A. Schmitz and W.H. Meyers, pp. 1-14. Wallingford, UK: CABI.

Liefert, W., and O. Liefert. 2015. “Russia’s Potential to Increase Grain Production by Expanding Area,” Eurasian Geography and Economics 56(5):505-23.

Liefert, O., W. Liefert, and E. Luebehusen. 2013. “Rising Grain Exports by the Former Soviet Union Region” WHS-13A-01, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Liefert, W., O. Liefert, G. Vocke, and E. Allen. 2010. "Former Soviet Union Region to Play Larger Role in Meeting World Wheat Needs," Amber Waves 8(2):12-19, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, June.