Michael Ollinger has been an economist with the Economic Research Service (ERS) of USDA since 1991. His main research interests are food safety and structural change.
Before coming to ERS, Michael was a graduate student of economics at Washington University in St. Louis. Before becoming an economist he worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer and as a mechanical engineer for the Colgate-Palmolive company.
Michael has a Ph.D. in economics from Washington University in St. Louis.
Ollinger, M., D. Moore, and R. Chandran. Meat and Poultry Plants' Food Safety Investments: Survey Findings
, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Technical Bulletin 1911, 2004.
Ollinger, M., and N. Ballenger. Weighing Incentives for Food Safety in Meat and Poultry, Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, April 2003.
Ollinger, M., J. MacDonald, and M. Madison. Structural Change in U.S. Chicken and Turkey Slaughter, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Agricultural Economics Report 787, 2000.