Katherine Baldwin is a research agricultural economist in the Agricultural Policy and Models (APM) Branch of the Market and Trade Economics Division (MTED). As a member of the Agricultural Policy Team of the APM Branch, Katherine’s primary responsibilities are contributing to the agency’s multilateral reporting obligations and analyzing U.S. agricultural policy.
Katherine rejoined ERS in 2021 as a research agricultural economist specializing in agricultural policy analysis, with a particular focus on resilience and risk management. Katherine’s experience prior to rejoining ERS includes positions at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Rome, and the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) in Washington D.C.. Katherine began her professional career at ERS in 2009 as a rice and citrus commodity outlook analyst. Throughout her career, Katherine's work has covered various issues related to agriculture—including risk management, taxation, agricultural statistics, food loss and waste, trade competitiveness, trade facilitation, and commodity outlook and analysis.
Katherine holds an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University. She also holds dual B.A.s in International Relations and Spanish & Latin American Studies from American University.
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA).
Baldwin, K. and A. Effland. 2022. “Integrating Prevention into the Risk Management Policy Toolkit: A Strategy for Improving Resilience to Extreme Events,” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 44(3):1222–1240.
Glauber, J., K. Baldwin, J. Anton, U. Ziebinski. 2021. Design Principles for Agricultural Risk Management Policies, OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers Number 157, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris.
Baldwin, K. and F. Casalini. 2021. Building the Resilience of Italy’s Agricultural Sector to Drought, OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers Number 158, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris.
Gray, E. and K. Baldwin. 2021. Building the Resilience of the United States’ Agricultural Sector to Extreme Floods, OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Papers Number 161, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris.
Baldwin, K. 2014. “Chapter 7: AGOA Trade Performance: A Review of the Literature,” in AGOA: Trade and Investment Performance Overview, USITC Publication 4461, U.S. International Trade Commission.
Baldwin, K. and J. Bonarriva. 2013. “Feeding the Dragon and the Elephant: How Agricultural Policies and Trading Regimes Influence Consumption in China and India,” Journal of International Commerce and Economics, Published electronically, May 2013.
Baldwin, K. and K. Jones. 2013. “U.S. Citrus Import Demand: Seasonality and Substitution,” Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing 25(1):24–41.
Baldwin, K., N. Childs, J. Dyck, J. Hansen. 2012. Southeast Asia’s Rice Surplus, Outlook Report, RCS-12I-01, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
Baldwin, K. 2012. “Chapter 2: Present Conditions and Recent Developments in EAC Trade Facilitation,” in Trade Facilitation in the East African Community: Recent Developments and Potential Benefits, USITC Publication 4335, U.S. International Trade Commission.
Baldwin, K., K. Foster, K. Jones. 2011. “A Stochastic Approach to Evaluating Livestock Marketing Policy Initiatives,” African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 6(2):104–117.
Baldwin, K., N. Childs, E. Dohlman, L. Foreman. 2011. Consolidation and Structural Change in the U.S. Rice Industry, Outlook Report, RCS-11D-01, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
Childs, N., and K. Baldwin. 2010. "Price Spikes in Global Rice Market Benefit U.S. Growers, at Least in the Short Term," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, December.
Meade, B., K. Baldwin, L. Calvin. 2010. Peru: An Emerging Exporter of Fruits and Vegetables, Outlook Report, FTS-345-01, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.