Since 2001, Alberto Jerardo has been the floriculture and nursery crops analyst in the Specialty Crops Branch, Market and Trade Economics Division. He is responsible for the Floriculture and Nursery Crops Outlook report and yearbook. He also is the ERS analyst of U.S. agricultural imports and is responsible for the import section of Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.
Prior to his current position, Andy was co-coordinator of U.S. Agricultural Trade Update. He also authored the international macroeconomics section of Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade and U.S. Agricultural Update. Prior to joining ERS in 1989, Andy was an energy demand forecaster at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Andy has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Riverside, 1982; an M.A. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, 1976, an M.S. in Quantitative Business Methods from California State University, Hayward, 1975; and a B.A. in Economics from California State University, Hayward, 1973.
Jerardo, Alberto. " The U.S. Ag Trade Balance...More Than Just a Number
," Amber Waves
, Vol. 2, No. 1, February 2004.
Jerardo, Alberto. " Volume Production Keeps Floriculture Prices Low," Amber Waves, Vol. 2, No. 1, February 2004.
Jerardo, Alberto. " Estimating Export Share of U.S. Agricultural Production," Amber Waves, Vol. 1, No. 5, November 2003.
Jerardo, Alberto. Floriculture and Nursery Crops Outlook, FLO-02, September 2003.
Jerardo, Alberto. Import Share of U.S. Food Consumption Stable at 11 Percent, FAU-79-01, July 2003.
Jerardo, Alberto. Floriculture and Nursery Crops Yearbook, FLO-2003, June 2003.
Jerardo, Alberto. " Holiday Sales Look Bright for Christmas Trees and Poinsettias," Agricultural Outlook, AGO-297, December 2002, pages 14-15.
Jerardo, Alberto. " Export Share of U.S. Ag Production Is a Stable 21 Percent," Agricultural Outlook, AGO-296, November 2002, pages 4-5.
Bolling, Chris and Alberto Jerardo. " Investment in Agriculture and Food Processing," Effects of NAFTA on Agriculture and the Rural Economy, WRS-02-1, July 2002.
Jerardo, Alberto. " Imports Increase as a Share of U.S. Food Consumption," Agricultural Outlook, AGO-290, April 2002, pages 5-6.
Jerardo, Alberto and H.C. Bolling. "U.S. Processed Food Exports and FDI Sales in Canada and Mexico: Dynamic Relationships," American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 2001.
Jerardo, Alberto and Mark Gehlhar. "Food CPIs: Forecasts from Vector Autoregression and Food Import Prices," Proceedings of the Federal Forecasters' Conference, June 1999.