Journal Publications by ERS Authors

The published and forthcoming journal articles authored by ERS researchers provide a sample of the variety of professional journals in which Agency economists and social scientists publish and vet their research with the scientific community. ERS researchers (in bold) work with colleagues at the Agency and at many universities.
  • Adjemian, M., T. Saitone, and R. Sexton. "A Framework to Analyze the Performance of Thinly Traded Agricultural Commodity Markets", American Journal of Agricultural Economics 

  • Adjemian, M., R. Volpe, and J. Adjemian . "Relationships between Diet, Alcohol Preference, and Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes among Americans", PLOS ONE 

  • Anekwe, T., and I. Rahkovsky. "The Association Between Food Prices and the Blood Glucose Level of US Adults With Type 2 Diabetes", American Journal of Public Health 

  • Arita, S., and P. Leung. "A Technical Efficiency Analysis of Hawaii’s Aquaculture Industry", Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 

  • Arita, S., D. Hemanchandra, and P. Leung. "Can Local Farms Survive Globalization?", Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 

  • Arita, S., S. La Croix, and C. Edmonds. "Effect of Approved Destination Status on Mainland Chinese Travel Abroad", Asian Economic Journal 

  • Arita, S., and K. Tanaka. "Heterogeneous Multinational Firms and Productivity Gains from Falling FDI Barriers", Review of World Economics 

  • Mauthe-Barnes, M., S. Gray, S. Arita, J. Lynham, and P. Leung. "What Determines Social Capital in a Social–Ecological System? Insights from a Network Perspective", Environmental Management 

  • Tanaka, K., and S. Arita. "Does policy reform promote FDI in developing economies? a firm-level simulation approach.", Journal of Economic Policy Reform  

  • Arnade, C., F. Kuchler, and L. Calvin. "Consumers' Response When Regulators Are Uncertain About the Source of Foodborne Illness", Journal of Consumer Policy 

  • Arnade, C., and L. Hoffman. "The Impact of Price Variability on Cash/Futures Market Relationships: Implications for Market Efficiency and Price Discovery", Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 

  • Arnade, C., and G. Vocke. "Seasonal Variation in the Price Discovery Process of International Wheat", Agribusiness: An International Journal 

  • Ball, E., C. San Juan Mesonada, and C. Ulloa. "State productivity growth in agriculture: catching-up and the business cycle", Journal of Productivity Analysis 

  • Ball, E., R. Fare, S. Grosskopf, and D. Margaritis. "The Role of Energy Productivity in U.S. Agriculture", Energy Economics  

  • Baquedano, F., and W. Liefert. "Market Integration and Price Transmission in Consumer Markets of Developing Countries", Food Policy 

  • Plevin, R., J. Beckman, A. Golub, J. Witcover, and M. O'Hare. "Carbon Accounting and Economic Model Uncertainty of Emissions from Biofuels-Induced Land Use Change ", Environmental Science and Technology 

  • Beckman, J., and S. Riche. "Changes to the Natural Gas, Corn, and Fertilizer Price Relationships from the Biofuels Era", Journal of Agriculture and Applied Economics 

  • Messer, K., and A. Borchers. "Choice for Goods Under Threat of Destruction", Economics Letters 

  • Golan, E., and J. Buzby. "Innovating to Meet the Challenge of Food Waste", Food Technology 

  • Buzby, J., J. Bentley, B. Padera, C. Ammon, and J. Campuzano. "Estimated Fresh Produce Shrink and Food Loss in U.S. Supermarkets", Agriculture 

  • Kelly, J., P. Canning, and A. Weersink. "Decomposing the Farmer’s Share of the Food Dollar", Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 

  • Etemadnia, H., S. Goetz, P. Canning, and M. Tavallali. "Optimal wholesale facilities location within the fruit and vegetable supply chain with bimodal transportation options: An LP-MIP", European Journal of Operations Research 

  • Carlson, A., D. Dong, and M. Lino. "Association between Total Diet Cost and Diet Quality is Limited", Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 

  • Carlson, A., and G. Davis. "What is the appropriate metric to use for the cost of food?", Public Health Nutrition 

  • Jaenicke, E., and A. Carlson. "Estimating and Investigating Organic Premiums for Retail-Level Food Products", Agribusiness 

  • McCann, L., and R. Claassen. "Farmer Transaction Costs of Participating in Federal Conservation Programs: Magnitudes and Determinants", Land Economics 

  • Claassen, R. "Modeling land development processes using a sample selection regression", Applied Economic Letters 

  • Nord, M., and A. Coleman-Jensen. "Improving Food Security Classification of Households With Children", Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition 

  • Fitzpatrick, K., and A. Coleman-Jensen. "Food on the Fringe: Food Security and the Use of Payday Loans", Social Service Review 

  • Afulani, P., D. Herman, A. Coleman-Jensen, and G. Harrison. "Food Insecurity and Health Outcomes among Older Adults: The Role of Cost-Related Medication Underuse", Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics  

  • Herman, D., P. Afulani, A. Coleman-Jensen, and G. Harrison. "Food Insecurity and Cost-Related Medication Underuse Among Non-Elderly Adults in a Nationally Representative Sample", American Journal of Public Health  

  • Sproul, T., D. Zilberman, and J. Cooper. "Deductibles versus Coinsurance in Shallow-Loss Crop Insurance", Choices 

  • D'Antoni, J., and J. Detre. "Are Agribusinesses an Investor Safe Haven?", Agricultural Finance Review 

  • D'Antoni, J., A. Mishra, and A. Khanal. "Effect of Health Insurance Coverage on Labor Allocation: Evidence from US Farm Households", Health Economics Review 

  • D'Antoni, J., A. Khanal, and A. Mishra. "Examining Labor Substitution: Does Family Matter for U.S. Cash Grain Farmers?", Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 

  • Hahn, W., and C. Davis. "Economic and demographic factors affecting U.S. demand for lunch meats", International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 

  • Davis, C. "What Impact Does Exchange Rate Volatility Have on World Turkey Trade Flows?", World Poultry Science Journal 

  • Davis, C. "Factors Influencing Global Poultry Trade", International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 

  • Davis, C., and J. Dyck. "Shocks to a Trading System: Korean and Japanese Poultry Trade and Avian Influenza", International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 

  • No, S., C. Davis, and D. Harvey. "Shocks to a Trading System: Korean and Japanese Poultry Trade and Avian Influenza", International Food and Agribusiness Management Review  

  • Davis, C., and F. Taha. "The Impact of Exchange Rate Risk on Africa’s Imports of World Poultry", Agrekon 

  • Dong, D., C. Davis, and H. Stewart. "The Quantity and Variety of Households’ Meat Purchases: A Censored Demand System Approach", Agricultural Economics 

  • El-Osta, H. "Assessing the Impact of Health Insurance and Other Socioeconomic Factors on the Inequality in Health Care Expenditures among Farm Households", Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 

  • El-Osta, H. "An Index of Socio-Economic Well-Being of U.S. Farm Households", Modern Economy 

  • Farrin, K., and M. Miranda. "A Heterogeneous Agent Model of Credit-Linked Index Insurance and Farm Technology Adoption", Journal of Development Economics 

  • Fernandez-Cornejo, J., C. Hallahan, R. Nehring, S. Wechsler, and A. Grube. "Conservation Tillage, Herbicide Use, and Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States", Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB) News Report 

  • Ferrier, P., and J. Buzby. "Response to Mark Powell's Comments", Risk Analysis: An International Journal 

  • Ferrier, P., and J. Buzby. "The Limits of Food Safety Testing: A Case Study of <em>Escherichia coli</em> Testing of Beef Trim", Food Control 

  • Ferrier, P., and C. Zhen. "The producer welfare effects of trade liberalization when goods are perishable and habit-forming: The case of asparagus", Agricultural Economics 

  • Pray, C., and K. Fuglie. "Agricultural Research by the Private Sector", Annual Review of Resource Economics 

  • Fuglie, K. "Accounting for growth in global agriculture", Bio-based and Applied Economics 

  • Sheng, Y., A. Davidson, K. Fuglie, and D. Zhang. "Input Substitution, Productivity Performance and Farm Size", Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 

  • Gale, F. "China's Growing Participation in Agricultural Markets: Conflicting Signals", Choices 

  • Gale, F., and C. Arnade. "Effects of Rising Feed and Labor Costs on China’s Chicken Price", International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 

  • Gale, F., and D. Hu . "Urbanizing China’s Pigs", China Environment Series 

  • Gooch, E., and F. Gale. "Get Ready for Chinese Overseas Investment in Agriculture", Choices 

  • Greene, C., and W. McBride. "Consumer Demand for Organic Milk Continues to Expand-Can the U.S. Dairy Sector Catch Up? ", Choices 

  • Muth, M., S. Karns, M. Zmuda, M. Coglaiti, M. Koyanagi, K. Duffey, C. Dunn, H. Jensen, and C. Gregory. "Price, Nutrition, Time, and Other Trade-Offs: A Web-Based Food Value Analysis Application to Compare Foods at Different Levels of Preparation and Processing", Nutrition Today 

  • Gregory, C., and P. Deb. "Does SNAP Improve your Health?", Food Policy 

  • Guthrie, J., and C. Cho. "School and District-Level Characteristics Associated with Participation in the Afterschool Snack Component of the National School Lunch Program", Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition 

  • Guthrie, J. "What’s In the Shopping Cart? Food Purchase Research Provides Insights into Diet Quality", Nutrition Today 

  • Guthrie, J., L. Mancino, and C. Lin. "Nudging Consumers toward Better Food Choices: Policy Approaches to Changing Food Consumption Behaviors", Psychology and Marketing 

  • Hamrick, K., and D. Hopkins. "The time cost of access to food--Distance to the grocery store as measured in minutes", International Journal of Time Use Research 

  • Heerman, K., S. Arita, and M. Gopinath. "Asia-Pacific Integration with China versus the United States: Examining Trade Patterns under Heterogeneous Agricultural Sectors", American Journal of Agricultural Economics 

  • Hellerstein, D. "The US Conservation Reserve Program: the evolution of an enrollment mechanism", Land Use Policy, Special Issue on “Conservation Tenders” 

  • Higgins, N., B. Hintermann, and M. Brown. "A Model of West African Millet Prices in Rural Markets", Food Policy 

  • Fooks, J., N. Higgins, K. Messer, J. Duke, D. Hellerstein, and L. Lynch. "Conserving Spatially Explicit Benefits in Ecosystem Service Markets: Experimental Tests of Network Bonuses and Spatial Targeting", American Journal of Agricultural Economics 

  • Hitaj, C. "Location matters: The impact of renewable power on transmission congestion and emissions ", Energy Policy  

  • Weber, J., and C. Hitaj. "What Can We Learn about Shale Gas Development from Land Values? Opportunities, Challenges, and Evidence from Texas and Pennsylvania.", Agricultural and Resource Economics Review  

  • Hoffman, L., X. Etienne, S. Irwin, E. Colino, and J. Toasa. "Forecast Performance of WASDE Price Projections for U.S. Corn", Agricultural Economics 

  • Batz, M., S. Hoffmann, and J. Morris, Jr. "Disease-Outcome Trees, EQ-5D Scores, and Estimated Annual Losses of Quality-Adjusted Life Years (QUALYs) for 14 Foodborne Pathogens in the United States", Foodborne Pathogens and Disease 

  • Hungerford, A., and B. Goodwin. "Big Assumptions for Small Samples in Crop Insurance", Agricultural Finance Review 

  • Yadavalli, A., and K. Jones. "Does Media Influence Consumer Demand? The Case of lean Finely Textured Beef in the United States", Food Policy 

  • Jones, K., A. Muhammad, and A. Hagerman. "Theme Issue Overview: Emerging Issues in Global Animal Product Trade", Choices 

  • Weber, J., and N. Key. "Leveraging Wealth from Farmland Appreciation: Borrowing, Land Ownership, and Farm Expansion", Land Economics 

  • Weber, J., and N. Key. "Do Wealth Gains from Land Appreciation Cause Farmer to Expand Acreage or Buy Land?", American Journal of Agricultural Economics 

  • Manale, A., S. Hyberg, N. Key, S. Mooney, T. Napier, and M. Ribaudo. "Climate Change and U.S. Agriculture: Opportunities for Conservation to Reduce and Mitigate Emissions and to Support Adaptation to Rapid Change", Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 

  • Leibtag, E., and A. Nevo. "Analyzing the Timing and Quantity of Consumer Food Purchases and the Consumer Price Index", Journal of Economic Perspective 

  • Campbell, B., R. Nayga, Jr. , and B. Lin. "Analysis of Food Away from Home Expenditures by Meal Occasion: Are Transactional Variables and Prior Purchase Behavior Important?", Journal of Foodservice Business Research 

  • Beatty, T., B. Lin, and T. Smith. "Is Diet Quality Improving? Distributional Changes in the United States, 1989-2008", American Journal of Agricultural Economics 

  • Lin, B., M. Ver Ploeg, P. Kasteridis, and S. Yen. "The Roles of Food Prices and Food Access in Determining Food Purchases of Low-Income Households", Journal of Policy Modeling 

  • Smith, T., B. Lin, and E. Coats. "The Evolving Role of Food Sourced Outside the Home on Diets in the U.S.: 1977-2010", 2015 AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meetings 

  • Low, S., and A. Isserman. "Where Are the Innovative Entrepreneurs? Identifying Innovative Industries and Measuring Innovative Entrepreneurship", International Regional Science Review 

  • Low, S., and A. Isserman. "Where are the Innovative Entrepreneurs?", International Regional Science Review 

  • MacDonald, S., S. Pan, D. Hudson, and F. Tuan. "Chinese Textile Demand: Where They Buy Does Matter", China Agricultural Economic Review 

  • Marshall, E., M. Aillery, S. Malcolm, and R. Williams. "Agricultural production under climate change: the potential impacts of shifting regional water balances in the United States", American Journal of Agricultural Economics 

  • Regmi, A., and B. Meade. "Demand Side Drivers of Global Food Security", Global Food Security 

  • Mosheim, R. "Under Pressure: Community Water Systems in the United States—A Production Model with Water Quality and Organization Type Effects", Journal of Productivity Analysis 

  • Motamed, M., R. Florax, and W. Masters. "Agriculture, transportation and the timing of urbanization: Global analysis at the grid cell level", Journal of Economic Growth 

  • Motamed, M., and L. McPhail. "Corn Area Response to Local Ethanol Markets in the United States: A Grid Cell Level Analysis” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, (forthcoming).", American Journal of Agricultural Economics 

  • Muhammad, A., A. Leister, L. McPhail, and W. Chen. "The Evolution of Foreign Wine Demand in China", Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 

  • Muhammad, A., A. D'Souza, and W. Amponsah. "Violence, Instability, and Trade: Evidence from Kenya's Cut Flower Sector", World Development 

  • Muhammad, A., S. Zahniser, and E. Fonsah. "A Dynamic Analysis of US Banana Demand by Source: A Focus on Latin American Suppliers", International Journal of Trade and Global Markets 

  • Nehring, R., J. Gillespie, A. Katchova, C. Hallahan, K. Erickson, and M. Harris. "What's Driving U.S. Broiler Farm Profitability? Implications for Trade", International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 

  • Nehring, R., J. Gillespie, J. Sauer, and C. Hallahan. "Intensive Versus Extensive Dairy Production Systems: Dairy States in the Eastern and Midwestern U.S. and Key Pasture Countries in the EU: Determining the Competitive Edge", International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 

  • Zhang, W., and C. Nickerson. "Housing Market Bust and Farmland Values: Identifying the Changing Influence of Proximity to Urban Centers", Land Economics 

  • Zawahri, N., A. Dinar, and G. Nigatu. "Governing international freshwater resources: an analysis of treaty design", Journal of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 

  • Nigatu, G. "The level of pollution and the economic growth factor: a nonparametric approach to environmental Kuznets curve", Journal of Quantitative Economics 

  • Nigatu, G. "Assessing the effects of climate change policy on the volatility of carbon price in reference to the great recession", Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy 

  • Rickard, B., A. Okrent, and J. Alston. "How Have Agricultural Policies Influenced Caloric Consumption in the United States", Health Economics 

  • MacEwan, J., J. Alston, and A. Okrent. "The Consequences of Obesity for the External Costs of Public Health Insurance in the United States", Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy 

  • Okrent, A., and J. MacEwan. "The Effects of Prices, Advertising and Demographic Composition on Demand for Nonalcoholic Beverages", Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy 

  • Ollinger, M., and F. Taha. "U.S. Domestic Salmonella Regulation and Access to European and Other Poultry Export Markets", International Food and Agriculture Review 

  • Park, T. "Assessing Performance Impacts in Food Retail Distribution Systems: A Stochastic Frontier Model Correcting for Sample Selection", Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 

  • Park, T. "Food Demand, Diet and Health- The Role Played by Managers of Agribusinesses", International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 

  • Prager, D., J. Foltz, and B. Barham. "Making Time for Agricultural and Life Science Research: Technical Change and Productivity Gains", American Journal of Agricultural Economics 

  • Rada, N., and C. Wang. "Subsidy or Market Reform? Rethinking China’s Farm Consolidation Strategy", Food Policy  

  • Rada, N. "India’s Post-Green-Revolution Agricultural Performance: What is Driving Growth? ", Agricultural Economics 

  • Ribaudo, M. "The Limits of Voluntary Conservation Programs", Choices 

  • Iho, A., M. Ribaudo, and K. Hyytiainen. "Water protection in the Baltic Sea and the Chesapeake Bay – Institutions, policies and efficiency", Marine Pollution Bulletin 

  • Ribaudo, M., and J. Savage. "Controlling non-additional credits from nutrient management in water quality trading programs through eligibility baseline stringency", Ecological Economics 

  • Savage, J., and M. Ribaudo. "Improving the Efficiency of Voluntary Water Quality Conservation Programs", Land Economics 

  • Manale, A., S. Hyberg, N. Key, S. Mooney, T. Napier, and M. Ribaudo. "Climate Change and U.S. Agriculture: Opportunities for Conservation to Reduce and Mitigate Emissions and to Support Adaptation to Rapid Change", Journal of Soil and Water Conservation  

  • Peterson, E., J. Grant, D. Roberts, and V. Karov. "Evaluating the Trade Restrictiveness of Phytosanitary Measures on U.S. Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Imports", American Journal of Agricultural Economics 

  • Schaible, G., A. Mishra, D. Lambert, and G. Panterov. "Factors Influencing Environmental Stewardship in U.S. Agriculture: Conservation Program Participants vs. Non-Participants", Land Use Policy 

  • Schimmelpfennig, D., and R. Ebel. "Sequential Adoption and Cost Savings from Precision Agriculture", Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 

  • Shane, M., and D. Kelch. "The Eurozone Sovereign Debt Problem: What It Means for U.S. Exports", International Advances in Economic Research 

  • Sorenson, D., and P. Stenberg. "The Effect of Military Base Closures on Rural County Economies: An Evaluation of the 1988-1995 Rounds of Cuts", International Advances in Economic Research 

  • Stewart, H., J. Hyman, and D. Dong. "Menu Labeling Fills the Gaps in Consumers’ Knowledge of the Calorie Content of Restaurant Foods", Agribusiness  

  • Taha, F., and W. Hahn. "The impact of BSE on U.S. exports of beef meat, beef offal, pork meat, and pork offal", Journal of Agribusiness 

  • Taha, F., and W. Hahn. "Factors Driving South African Poultry and Meat Imports", International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 

  • Taha, F., and W. Hahn. "HPAI Impact on EU-27’s Import Demand for Cooked and Uncooked Poultry and Other Meats", International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 

  • Tandon, S. "Taxation and Political Mobilization: Evidence from Andhra Pradesh", Economic Development and Cultural Change 

  • Filipski, M., J. Taylor, K. Thome, and B. Davis. "Effects of treatment beyond the treated: a general equilibrium impact evaluation of Lesotho’s cash grants program", Agricultural Economics 

  • Hunt, F., and S. Thornsbury. "Facilitating Transdisciplinary Research in an Evolving Approach to Science", Open Journal of Social Sciences 

  • Feeney, M., J. Dwyer, C. Hasler-Lewis, J. Milner, M. Noakes, S. Rowe, M. Wach, R. Beelman, J. Caldwell, M. Cantorna, L. Castlebury, S. Chang, L. Cheskin, R. Clemens, G. Drescher, V. Fulgoni, III, D. Haytowitz, V. Hubbard, D. Law, A. Miller, B. Minor, S. Percival, G. Riscuta, B. Schneeman, S. Thornsbury, C. Toner, C. Woteki, and D. Wu. "Mushrooms and Health Summit Proceedings", Journal of Nutrition 

  • Nizalov, D., S. Thornsbury, S. Loveridge, M. Woods, and O. Zadorozhna. "Security of Property Rights and Transition in Land Use", Journal of Comparative Economics.  

  • Tulman, S. "Altruism, Noise, and the Paradox of Voter Turnout: An Experimental Study", Journal of Applied Mathematics (Special issue “Experimental Game Theory and Its Application in Sociology and Political Science") 

  • Beatty, T., and C. Tuttle. "Expenditure Response to Increases in In-Kind Transfers: Evidence from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program", American Journal of Agricultural Economics 

  • Xu, X., J. Variyam, Z. Zhao, and F. Chaloupka. "Relative Food Prices and Obesity in the U.S. Metropolitan Areas: 1976-2001", PLOS ONE 

  • Ver Ploeg, M., and J. Todd. "Caloric Beverage Intake among Adult Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participants", American Journal of Public Health 

  • Wilde, P., M. Ver Ploeg, and J. Llobrera. "Population Density, Poverty, and Food Retail Access in the United States: An Empirical Approach", International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 

  • Williamson, J., and J. Pender. "Economic Stimulus and the Tax Code: The Impact of the Gulf Opportunity Zone", Public Finance Review 

  • Wojan, T., J. Brown, and D. Lambert. "What to Do About the ‘Cult of Statistical Significance?’: A Renewable Fuel Application using the Neyman-Pearson Protocol", Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 

  • Wojan, T., and K. Hamrick. "Can Walking or Biking to Work Really Make a Difference? Compact Development, Observed Commuter Choice and Body Mass Index", PLOS ONE  

  • Wojan, T., and K. Dotzel. "Decomposing Regional Patenting Rates: How the Composition Factor Confounds the Rate Factor", Regional Studies Regional Science 

  • Zahniser, S., and A. Herrera Moreno. "North American Agricultural Trade Policy: Are Super-Regionalism and Deeper Regional Integration the ‘Next Big Thing’ after NAFTA?", Estey Centre Journal of International Law and Trade Policy 

  • Zahniser, S., T. Hertz, and M. Argoti. "Quantifying the Effects of Mexico’s Retaliatory Tariffs on Selected U.S. Agricultural Exports", Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 

  • Badau, F. "Ranking trade resistance variables using data envelopment analysis.", European Journal of Operational Research 

  • Hahn, W., H. Stewart, D. Blayney, and C. Davis. "Modeling Price Transmission between Farm and Retail Prices: A Soft Switches Approach", Agricultural Economics 

  • Schilling, B., J. Esseks, J. Duke, P. Gottlieb, and L. Lynch. "The future of preserved farmland: Ownership succession in three mid-Atlantic states", Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 

  • Gottlieb, P., B. Schilling, K. Sullivan, J. Esseks, L. Lynch, and J. Duke. "Are preserved farms actively engaged in agriculture and conservation?", Land Use Policy