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Kenneth Hanson

Agricultural Economist
202-694-5427
Email: khanson@ers.usda.gov

Briefly:

The current focus of Kenneth’s research is on the interactions of the Food Stamp Program (FSP) with the economy in general, both the impact of the economy on the FSP and the impact of the FSP on the economy. One aspect of this research agenda is the development and use of a Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) database, Input-Output Multiplier (IOM) model, and Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model of the U.S. economy for food and farm policy analysis. Since starting work at ERS in 1987, he has used the data and models of the U.S. economy to analyze policy issues related to domestic food assistance programs, domestic farm programs, impact of welfare reform on low-skilled labor markets, and issues of trade barriers and promotion programs.

Education:

B.S. in general engineering in 1974 at Oregon State University, M.S. in agricultural and resource economics in 1977 at Oregon State University, and Ph.D. in economics in 1986 from the University of Southern California.

Selected Publications:

Hanson, K. and K.S. Hamrick. Moving Public Assistance Recipients into the Labor Force, 1996-2000, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Report (FANRR)40, May 2004, 41pp.

Hanson, K., and A. Somwaru. Distributional Effects of U.S. Farm Commodity Programs: Accounting for Farm and Non-Farm Households, selected paper for presentation at Annual Meetings of the AAEA, Montreal Quebec, July 2003.

Hanson, K. Food Assistance Research Brief: Importance of Child Nutrition Programs to Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Report (FANRR) 34-12, July 2003, 2pp.

Hanson, K. Scenario Analysis with a U.S. Computable General Equilibrium Model, The 12th Federal Forecasters Conference - 2002: Session 4, Washington, D.C., 2002.

Hanson, K., and C. Gundersen. Issues in Food Assistance: How Unemployment Affects the Food Stamp Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Report (FANRR) 26-7, October 2002, 6pp.

Hanson, K. and E. Golan. Issues in Food Assistance: Effects of Changes in Food Stamp Expenditures across the U.S. Economy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Report (FANRR) 26-6, August 2002. 4pp.

Hanson, K., E. Golan, S. Vogel, and J. Olmsted. Tracing the Impacts of Food Assistance Programs on Agriculture and Consumers: A Computable General Equilibrium Model, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Report (FANRR) 18, May 2002, 39pp.

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