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Awards 2011

ERS's competitive grants and cooperative agreements program made 10 awards in fiscal 2011 to fund research on relationships between food assistance programs, food choices, and the economy; and using behavioral economics and incentives to promote child nutrition.

(Click on the title for project descriptions)

Food assistance programs, food choices, and the economy
InvestigatorCity/StateTitleAward amount*
Dr. Theodore Joyce
National Bureau of Economic Research
New York, NY Effect of New WIC Food Packages on Breastfeeding and Food Package Choices $198,000
Mr. Loren Bell
Altarum Institute
Ann Arbor, MI An Examination of WIC Participant Redemption Patterns In Kentucky Prior to and After Implementation of Electronic Benefits Transfer $176,000
Dr. Carol Spaulding
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX Using the National Food and Nutrition Survey (NATFAN) to Examine WIC Participant Food Choices and Intakes Before and After Changes in the Food Benefit $200,000
Dr. Tatiana Andreyeva
Yale University
New Haven, CT The Economics of Beverage Choices among WIC and SNAP participants $129,000
Dr. Tullaya Boonsaeng
Clemson University
Clemson, SC The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Household Spending: A Flexible Demand System Approach $105,000
Dr. Caroline Danielson
Public Policy Institute of California
San Francisco, CA Local Area Determinants of Nutrition Assistance Program Caseloads $221,000
Dr. Linda Giannarelli
The Urban Institute
Washington, DC The Effect of Food Programs on Alternative Poverty Measures $171,000
*Note: Award amounts are rounded to the nearest thousand.
Using behavioral economics and incentives to promote child nutrition
InvestigatorCity/StateTitleAward amount*
Dr. David Just
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs (additional funding) $571,000
Dr. Joseph Price
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT Using Nudges and Incentives to Promote Long-Run Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables in Children $244,000
Dr. Gregory Madden
Utah State University
Logan, UT Long-term Effects of Incentivizing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption $155,000
*Note: Award amounts are rounded to the nearest thousand.

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Last updated: Thursday, October 30, 2014

For more information contact: Victor Oliveira