Tracey Farrigan

Tracey Farrigan



Tracey Farrigan is a Geographer with the Rural Economy Branch in the Resource and Rural Economics Division. In this position, she focuses on a variety of research topics related to rural household well-being. Tracey's principal areas of expertise are poverty and impact analysis.


Tracey has been with ERS since 2007.


Ph.D. Geography (Penn State University), M.S. Resource Economics (University of NH), B.A. Business Economics and Geography (SUNY), A.S. International Business

Selected Publications

Farrigan, T. 2009. "Children's Health Insurance and National Health Policy," Choices 24(4), 4th Quarter.

Ver Ploeg, M., V. Breneman, T. Farrigan, K. Hamrick, D. Hopkins, P. Kaufman, B. Lin, M. Nord, T. Smith, R. Williams, K. Kinnison, C. Olander, A. Singh, and E. Tuckermanty. 2009. Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food—Measuring and Understanding Food Deserts and Their Consequences: Report to Congress, AP-036, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, June.

Farrigan, T. 2008. "Child Health and Well-Being Differ for Metro and Nonmetro Low-Income Households," Amber Waves 6(5):9, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, November.

Cosby, A., T. Neaves, R. Cossman, J. Cossman, W. James, N. Feierabend, D. Mirvis, C. Jones, and T. Farrigan. 2008. "Preliminary Evidence for an Emerging Nonmetropolitan Mortality Penalty in the United States," American Journal of Public Health 98(8):1470-1472.

Farrigan, T. 2008. "Poverty Amidst Plenty; Some Recent Reflections," Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy, and Society 1(1):157-161.

Glasmeier, A., and T. Farrigan. 2007. "Landscapes of Inequality: Spatial Segregation, Economic Isolation, and Contingent Residential Locations," Economic Geography 83(3):221-229.