Jordan W. Jones

Research Agricultural Economist


Jordan W. Jones is a research agricultural economist in the Food Assistance Branch of the Food Economics Division. His research focuses on the workings and various impacts of federal food assistance programs, especially the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Jordan’s recent work involves measuring the extent of State SNAP eligibility expansions for use in instrumental variables estimation, estimating SNAP’s impacts on food retailers, and estimating how SNAP participation affects the health and food security outcomes of senior-led households.


Jordan holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Economics from Georgia State University, and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His primary fields at Georgia State were health and public economics.

Professional Affiliations

Jordan is a member of the American Economic Association, the American Society of Health Economists, the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management, and the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association.