Patrick (Pat) Canning is an Agricultural Economist in the Food Markets Branch of the Food Economics Division. His current research focuses on food costs, food security, and food system sustainability, with an emphasis on research that informs food policy discussions at the Federal level. He recently coauthored an ERS report that examined resource requirements of food demand in the United States. Pat also developed and continues to oversee ERS's Food Dollar Series data product, which is updated annually to answer the question, “where do our food dollars go?”
Pat earned his Ph.D. in economics from George Washington University and both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in agricultural and resource economics from the University of Maryland.
Yi, J., S. Cohen, S. Rehkamp, P. Canning, M. Gomez, and H. Ge. 2022. “Overcoming Data Barriers in Spatial Agri-Food Systems Analysis: A Flexible Imputation Framework,” Agricultural Economics, (December): 1–16. doi: 10.1111/1477-9552.12523.
Canning, P., S. Rehkamp, J. Yi. 2022. “Environmental Input-Output (EIO) Models for Food Systems Research: Application and Extensions,” in Food Systems Modeling, P. Peters and D. Thilmany, eds. Amsterdam, NL: Elsevier.
Rehkamp, S., P. Canning, and C. Birney. 2021. Tracking the U.S. Domestic Supply Chains Freshwater Use Over Time, ERR-288, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
Yi, J., E.M. Meemken, V. Mazariegos-Anastassiou, J. Liu, E. Kim, M. Gomez, P. Canning, and C. Barrett. 2021. “Post-Farmgate Food Value Chains Make Up Most of Consumer Food Expenditures Globally,” Nature Food 2:417–425.
Canning, P., and R. Morrison. May 2020. “A Shift to Healthier Diets Likely to Affect Use of Natural Resources,” Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
Canning, P., S. Rehkamp, C. Hitaj, and C. Peters. 2020. Resource Requirements of Food Demand in the United States, ERR-276, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
Canning, P., and B. Stacy. 2019. SNAP and the Economy: New Estimates of the SNAP Multiplier, ERR-265, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
Canning, P., and R. Morrison. July 2019. “Quantifying the Impact of SNAP Benefits on the U.S. Economy and Jobs,” Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
Ge, H., P. Canning, S. Goetz, and A. Perez. 2019. “Embedding Economies of Scale Concepts in Models of Optimal Fresh Produce Aggregation Hub Locations,” Agricultural and Resource Economics Research 48(3):365–387.
Hitaj, C., S. Rehkamp, P. Canning, and C. Peters. 2019. “Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the US Food System: Current and Healthy Diet Scenarios,” Environmental Science & Technology 53(9):5493–5503.