Jordan W. Jones

Research Economist


Jordan W. Jones is a research economist in the Food Assistance Branch of the Food Economics Division of the USDA, Economic Research Service. His research focuses on the workings and various impacts of federal nutrition assistance programs, especially the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Jordan’s recent work involves the relationship between State-level SNAP eligibility expansions, participation, and health outcomes; the growth of online SNAP purchasing; and the impacts of temporary benefit expansions.


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.

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.

Selected Publications

Jones, K., Leschewski, A., Jones, J.W., & Melo, G. (2023). The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Online Purchasing Pilot’s impact on food insufficiency. Food Policy, 121, 102538.

Jones, J.W., Courtemanche, C., Denteh, A., Marton, J., & Tchernis, R. (2022). Do State Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program policies influence program participation among seniors? Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 44(2), 591–608.