Reem N. Hashad

Research Agricultural Economist


Reem N. Hashad is a research agricultural economist in the Food Assistance Branch in the Food Economics Division of USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS). Her research interests include food security and food assistance—in the United States and developing countries.


Reem joined ERS in 2021. Her work at ERS focuses on domestic food insecurity and health, as well as international food insecurity, using the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES)—an experiential metric of food insecurity carried out by the Food Agriculture Organization globally. Before ERS, she earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). At UIC, Reem conducted research on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (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. Reem is from Cairo, Egypt.


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