Reem N. Hashad

Research Agricultural Economist


Reem N. Hashad is a research agricultural economist in the Food Assistance Branch in the Food Economics Division. Her research focuses on food assistance, food security, and health—in the United States and developing countries.


Reem joined the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) in 2021. Her work at ERS focuses on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), examining the effect of SNAP’s eligibility expansions on food security, health, and financial well-being. Before ERS, she earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). At UIC, Reem conducted research on SNAP as well as childhood stunting in Egypt. Prior to UIC, Reem worked as a financial and economic analyst at a consulting firm, and before that as an instructor at the American University in Cairo.


Ph.D., Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2021
M.A., Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2017
M.A., Economics, American University in Cairo, 2014
B.A., Economics, American University in Cairo, 2012

Professional Affiliations

American Economic Association
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
Economic Research Forum