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Workplace:Economic Research Service, Department of Agriculture, Government of the United States, (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2015

  1. How USDA Forecasts Retail Food Price Inflation
    Technical Bulletins, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Downloads
  2. The Interplay among Consumers, USDA Nutrition Assistance Programs, and Producers in Food and Agricultural Markets
    Agricultural Outlook Forum 2015, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Outlook Forum Downloads

2013

  1. How Transport Costs Affect Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Prices
    Economic Research Report, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Downloads View citations (6)

2011

  1. Geographic Differences in the Relative Price of Healthy Foods
    Economic Information Bulletin, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Downloads View citations (8)
  2. How Retail Beef and Bread Prices Respond to Changes in Ingredient and Input and Costs
    Economic Research Report, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Downloads View citations (2)
  3. Produce Sourcing and Transportation Cost Effects on Wholesale Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Prices
    2011 Annual Meeting, July 24-26, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Downloads View citations (2)
  4. The Effect of Retailer Concentration and Store Format on Consumers’ Food Purchasing Decisions
    2011 Annual Meeting, July 24-26, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Downloads

2010

  1. Determinants of Geographic Variation in U.S. Food Prices
    2010 Annual Meeting, July 25-27, 2010, Denver, Colorado, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Downloads
  2. How Much Lower Are Prices at Discount Stores? An Examination of Retail Food Prices
    Economic Research Report, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Downloads View citations (7)
  3. Methodology Behind the Quarterly Food-at-Home Price Database
    Technical Bulletins, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Downloads View citations (19)
  4. Outlook for U.S. Retail Food Prices and Inflation in 2010 (PowerPoint)
    Agricultural Outlook Forum 2010, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Outlook Forum Downloads
  5. Promoting Fruit and Vegetable Consumption: Are Coupons More Effective Than Pure Price Discounts?
    Economic Research Report, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Downloads View citations (6)
  6. The Economics of Reducing Package Size: Consumer response and returns to manufacturers
    2010 Annual Meeting, July 25-27, 2010, Denver, Colorado, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Downloads
  7. The Magnitude and Timing of Retail Beef and Bread Price Response to Changes in Input Costs
    2010 Annual Meeting, July 25-27, 2010, Denver, Colorado, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Downloads View citations (1)

2009

  1. A Quarterly Food-at-Home Price Database for the U.S
    2009 Pre-Conference Workshop, August 16, 2009, Diet and Obesity: Role of Prices and Policies, International Association of Agricultural Economists Downloads
  2. Outlook for U.S. Retail Food Prices and Inflation in 2009 (PowerPoint)
    Agricultural Outlook Forum 2009, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Outlook Forum Downloads
  3. Patterns of Pass-through of Commodity Price Shocks to Retail Prices
    Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley (2009) Downloads View citations (7)

    See also Journal Article in American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2009)

2008

  1. Development of the CNPP Prices Database
    CNPP Reports, United States Department of Agriculture, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion Downloads View citations (9)
  2. Measuring Retail Food Price Variation: Does the Data Source Matter?
    2008 Annual Meeting, July 27-29, 2008, Orlando, Florida, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) Downloads View citations (1)
  3. Not-So-Classical Measurement Errors: A Validation Study of Homescan
    Discussion Papers, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2008) Downloads View citations (4)
  4. On the Accuracy of Nielsen Homescan Data
    Economic Research Report, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Downloads View citations (22)
  5. Retail Food Price Outlook: 2008 (Power Point)
    Agricultural Outlook Forum 2008, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Outlook Forum Downloads
    Also in Agricultural Outlook Forum 2007, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Outlook Forum (2007) Downloads View citations (1)
  6. The Effects of Avian Influenza News on Consumer Purchasing Behavior: A Case Study of Italian Consumers' Retail Purchases
    Economic Research Report, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Downloads View citations (5)
  7. Timing and Quantity of Consumer Purchases and the Consumer Price Index
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)

2007

  1. COST PASS-THROUGH IN THE U.S. COFFEE INDUSTRY
    Economic Research Report, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Downloads View citations (8)
  2. Can Food Stamps Do More to Improve Food Choices? An Economic Perspective
    Economic Information Bulletin, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Downloads View citations (13)
  3. Can Food Stamps Do More to Improve Food Choices? An Economic Perspective-Stretching the Food Stamp Dollar: Regional Price Differences Affect Affordability of Food
    Economic Information Bulletin, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Downloads View citations (2)
  4. Where and How: Low-Income Consumer Food Shopping Behavior
    2007 Annual Meeting, July 29-August 1, 2007, Portland, Oregon, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) Downloads

2006

  1. 2006 Retail Food Price Outlook (Power Point Presentation)
    Agricultural Outlook Forum 2006, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Outlook Forum Downloads
  2. Consumer Benefits from Increased Competition in Shopping Outlets: Measuring the Effect of Wal-Mart
    CeMMAP working papers, Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice, Institute for Fiscal Studies Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2005) Downloads View citations (30)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Applied Econometrics (2007)
  3. Household Food Expenditures Across Income Groups: Do Poor Households Spend Differently than Rich Ones?
    Conference Papers, University of Minnesota, Center for International Food and Agricultural Policy Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) (2006) Downloads View citations (1)
  4. THE IMPACT OF BIG-BOX STORES ON RETAIL FOOD PRICES AND THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX
    Economic Research Report, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Downloads View citations (5)
  5. The Impact of Changing Retail Services on the Grocery Store Producer Price Index
    2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) Downloads
  6. The Impact of Nontraditional Retailers on Retail Dairy Prices and the Dairy CPI
    2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) Downloads

2005

  1. Food Dynamics and USDA's New Dietary Guidelines
    Economic Information Bulletin, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Downloads
  2. INTERSTATE VARIATION IN WIC FOOD PACKAGE COSTS: THE ROLE OF FOOD PRICES, CASELOAD COMPOSITION, AND COST-CONTAINMENT PRACTICES
    Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Reports, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Downloads View citations (8)
  3. THE OUTLOOK FOR FOOD PRICES IN 2005
    Agricultural Outlook Forum 2005, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Outlook Forum Downloads

2004

  1. CPI Bias from Supercenters: Does the BLS Know that Wal-Mart Exists?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (24)
    See also Chapter (2009)
  2. SUPERMARKET CHARACTERISTICS AND OPERATING COSTS IN LOW-INCOME AREAS
    Agricultural Economics Reports, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Downloads View citations (11)
    Also in 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) (2004) Downloads View citations (11)
  3. THE OUTLOOK FOR FOOD PRICES IN 2004
    Agricultural Outlook Forum 2004, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Outlook Forum Downloads

2003

  1. Exploring Food Purchase Behavior of Low-Income Households: How Do They Economize?
    Agricultural Information Bulletins, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Downloads View citations (22)
  2. THE OUTLOOK FOR FOOD PRICES IN 2003
    Agricultural Outlook Forum 2003, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Outlook Forum Downloads

Journal Articles

2013

  1. First of the month effect: Does it apply across food retail channels?
    Food Policy, 2013, 41, (C), 18-27 Downloads View citations (9)
  2. The Effect of Supercenter-format Stores on the Healthfulness of Consumers' Grocery Purchases
    American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2013, 95, (3), 568-589 Downloads View citations (17)

2012

  1. The Heterogeneous Geographic and Socioeconomic Incidence of Cigarette Taxes: Evidence from Nielsen Homescan Data
    American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2012, 4, (4), 169-98 Downloads View citations (39)

2011

  1. Food Commodity Cost Pass-Through to Food Prices Not Uniform
    Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2011, 1 Downloads

2010

  1. A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down: the Relationship Between Food Prices and Medical Expenditures on Diabetes
    American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2010, 92, (5), 1271-1282 Downloads View citations (4)
  2. Market Share Affects Price Differences Between Discount and Traditional Food Retailers
    Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2010, 1 Downloads
  3. New Database Shows Substantial Geographic Food Price Variation
    Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2010, 2 Downloads View citations (2)
  4. Recording discrepancies in Nielsen Homescan data: Are they present and do they matter?
    Quantitative Marketing and Economics (QME), 2010, 8, (2), 207-239 Downloads View citations (40)

2009

  1. Consumer Shopping Behavior: How Much Do Consumers Save?
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2009, 23, (2), 99-120 Downloads View citations (27)
  2. How Much and How Quick? Pass through of Commodity and Input Cost Changes to Retail Food Prices
    American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2009, 91, (5), 1462-1467 Downloads View citations (9)
  3. Patterns of Pass-through of Commodity Price Shocks to Retail Prices
    American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2009, 91, (5), 1456-1461 Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Working Paper (2009)
  4. Research Areas: Validation Study Tests Accuracy of Homescan Data
    Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2009, 4 Downloads
  5. The Role of Prices in Measuring the Poor's Living Standards
    Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2009, 23, (2), 77-97 Downloads View citations (38)
  6. Understanding Differences in Self-Reported Expenditures between Household Scanner Data and Diary Survey Data: A Comparison of Homescan and Consumer Expenditure Survey
    Review of Agricultural Economics, 2009, 31, (3), 470-492 Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in Review of Agricultural Economics, 2009, 31, (3), 470-492 (2009) Downloads View citations (18)

2008

  1. Corn Records Near Record High, But What About Food Costs?
    Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2008, 6 Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Getting consumers to eat more whole-grains: The role of policy, information, and food manufacturers
    Food Policy, 2008, 33, (6), 489-496 Downloads View citations (24)
  3. Retail Food Prices Vary Significantly Across U.S. Region
    Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2008, 3 Downloads

2007

  1. Coffee Bean Price Changes Pass Through to Grocery Shelves
    Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2007, 1 Downloads
  2. Consumer benefits from increased competition in shopping outlets: Measuring the effect of Wal-Mart
    Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2007, 22, (7), 1157-1177 Downloads View citations (84)
    See also Working Paper (2006)

2006

  1. Despite Katrina, Overall Food Prices Stable
    Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2006, 1 Downloads
  2. Forecasting Retail Food Prices in 2006
    Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2006, 2 Downloads
  3. How Low-Income Households Economize on Groceries
    Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2006, 1 Downloads

2005

  1. Is the 'Cost of Enough Food' Lower in Rural Areas?
    The Review of Regional Studies, 2005, 35, (3), 291-310 Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Where You Shop Matters: Store Formats Drive Variation in Retail Food Prices
    Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2005, 6 Downloads View citations (1)

2004

  1. How Do Mass Marketers Affect Food Prices?
    Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2004, 2 Downloads

2003

  1. DO CHANGING RETAIL MARKETS MEAN HIGHER FOOD PRICES?
    Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2003, 2 Downloads
  2. Low-Income Households Spend Less on Food
    Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2003, 2 Downloads

Chapters

2009

  1. CPI Bias from Supercenters: Does the BLS Know that Wal-Mart Exists?
    A chapter in Price Index Concepts and Measurement, 2009, pp 203-231 Downloads View citations (13)
    See also Working Paper (2004)
 
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