Anne Byrne

Research Agricultural Economist


Anne Byrne is a research agricultural economist in the Food Markets Branch. Her research focuses on consumer food behavior, food marketing, and private food assistance.


Anne joined ERS in June 2021, after completing her PhD in Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. Her graduate work focused on: the economics of private food assistance, examining the value of food banks, cycles in food pantry use, and the effects of stigma in perceptions of pantry food. Anne is originally from Fort Collins, Colorado.


PhD in Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
MS in Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University
BS in Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado

Professional Affiliations

Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association

Selected Publications

Byrne, Anne T., and David R. Just. "The Other Half: An Examination of Monthly Food Pantry Cycles in the Context of SNAP Benefits." Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 43.2 (2021): 716-731.

Just, David R., and Anne T. Byrne. "Evidence-based policy and food consumer behaviour: how empirical challenges shape the evidence." European Review of Agricultural Economics 47.1 (2020): 348-370.

Byrne, Anne T., et al. "A factor-income approach to estimating grassland protection subsidy payments to livestock herders in Inner Mongolia, China." Land Use Policy 91 (2020): 104352.