Angelica Williams

Agricultural Economist


Angelica Williams serves as an Agricultural Economist in the Crops Branch of the Market and Trade Economics Division at the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS). Her work primarily focuses on performing market analyses and contributing to the Feed Grains Outlook report. She is a member of the interagency commodity estimates committee that develops projections for the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. Prior to joining ERS, Angelica was a Genetic Data Analyst at one of the largest U.S suppliers of swine genetics, located in Nebraska.


Angelica graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and a minor in Statistics. She was a postdoctoral researcher and later worked as an Instructor/Director of the distance Master's of Agribusiness Management program – both at Mississippi State University.

During her time as a postdoc, she did research in the areas of consumer economics, consumer preferences, and pet health insurance. The latter was a part of a research effort in collaboration with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).


Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and a minor in Statistics, Oklahoma State University.

Professional Affiliations

Angelica is a member of the Agricultural and Applied Economic Association (AAEA).

Selected Publications

Williams, A., B. Williams, C.R. Hansen, and K. H. Coble. 2020. “The Impact of Pet Health Insurance on Dog Owners’ Spending for Veterinary Services,” Animals, 10(7):1162.

Canales, E., G. Andrango, and A. Williams. 2019. “Mexico’s Agricultural Sector: Production Potential and Implications for Trade,” Choices, 34(3), 1-12.

Krah, K., D.R. Petrolia, A. Williams, K.H. Coble, A. Harri, and R.M. Rejesus. 2018.
“Producer preferences for contracts on a risky bioenergy crop,”
Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy. 40 (2), 240-258.