Deputy Director for Communications
Patrick Sullivan is Deputy Director for Communication for ERS's Resource and Rural Economics Division. His research concerns the interaction between the farm sector and the rural economy, with a particular focus on the role of Federal programs and policies.
Before assuming his current position, Pat served for many years as chief of the Rural Business and Development Policy Branch, overseeing research on a wide range of issues dealing with credit, taxes, and development policy.
Pat completed his undergraduate and graduate training in economics at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.
Patrick Sullivan, Daniel Hellerstein, David McGranahan, Stephen Vogel. Farmland Retirement's Impact on Rural Growth. Amber Waves, July 2006, USDA, ERS.
Dayton Lambert and Patrick Sullivan. Land Retirement and Working-land Conservation Structures: A Look at Farmers' Choices. Amber Waves, July 2006, USDA, ERS.
Dayton Lambert, Patrick Sullivan, Roger Claassen, and Linda Foreman. Conservation-Compatible Practices and Programs: Who Participates?. USDA. ERS. Economic Research Report No. (ERR-14) 48 pp, February 2006.
Patrick Sullivan, Daniel Hellerstein, David McGranahan, and Stephen Vogel. Farmland Retirement's Impact on Rural Growth. Amber Waves, November, 2004, USDA, ERS.
Patrick Sullivan, Daniel Hellerstein, Leroy Hansen,Robert Johansson, Steven Koenig, Ruben Lubowski,William McBride, David McGranahan, Michael Roberts, Stephen Vogel, and Shawn Bucholtz. The Conservation Reserve Program: Economic Implications for Rural America. September, 2004. USDA, ERS.