Skyler Simnitt

Economist
816-926-1393
skyler.simnitt@usda.gov

Briefly

Skyler Simnitt joined the Economic Research Service (ERS) in July 2019, as part of the first contingent to work in Kansas City after the agency relocated from Washington D.C. He currently works as a research economist with the Crops Branch in the Market and Trade Economics Division. His research interests include agribusiness, production, food loss and waste, labor, development, and econometrics. His current duties at ERS also include managing the Citrus Outlook report.

Education

Skyler received his Ph.D. in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida in 2019. He also has an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Florida, and a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Brigham Young University.

Professional Affiliations

Skyler is a member of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association.

Selected Publications

Simnitt, S., L. House, S. Larkin, J. Sweeney-Tookes, T. Yandle, Using Markets to Control Invasive Species. Marine Resource Economics. University of Chicago Press Vol 35, Issue 4.

Onel, M., S. Simnitt, Jeanne-Marie Stacciarrni, A. Tovar-Aguilar. COVID-19 Risk Factors Vary by Legal Status among Florida Crop Workers. AAEA Choices (September 2020).

Kramer, Jaclyn, Skyler Simnitt, and Linda Calvin. (September 2020). Fruit and Tree Nut Outlook, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Kramer, Jaclyn, Skyler Simnitt, and Linda Calvin. (February 2020). Fruit and Tree Nut Outlook, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Perez, Agnes and Skyler Simnitt. 2019. Fruit and Tree Nut Outlook, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Roka, F.M., S. Simnitt, D. Farnsworth. Pre-employment Costs Associated with H-2A Agricultural Workers and the Effects of the ‘60-Minute Rule’.(2017, April). International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. 20(3).

Simnitt, S., T. Borisova, D. Chavez, M. Olmstead. Frost Protection for Georgia Peach Varieties: Current Practices and Information Needs. (2017, June). HortTechnology. 7(3).

Simnitt, S., G. Onel, D. Farnsworth. Retaining High-Skilled Harvest Workers. (2017, September). Citrus Industry. AgNet Media, Inc.