Mark is the deputy director for data in the Food Economics Division in USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS). The Food Economics Division’s research focuses on the economics of consumer food choices, food policy, and food market and price dynamics. The program covers a wide array of topical issues on the welfare of U.S. consumers, particularly that of low-income households. Mark is currently working on projects related to improving the data infrastructure for food and nutrition policy by leveraging proprietary/commercial data, State administrative records, supplements/modules to existing surveys conducted by other statistical agencies, and USDA’s National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey.
Prior to becoming the deputy director for data in 2006, Mark led ERS’s research program on food market structure and prices. Before that, Mark led ERS’s research program on the macroeconomics of the food and agricultural economy for 3 years. From 1992 to 1993, Mark led ERS’s research program on land values for 2 years (1992–93).
Mark received his Ph.D. in Economics from Iowa State, and completed his M.S. in Economics at Southern Illinois University.
Mark is a member of the American Agricultural Economics Association and the American Economics Association.
Page, E., L. Larimore, J. Kirlin, and M. Denbaly. 2018. “The National Household Food Purchase and Acquisition Survey: Innovations and Research Insights,” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy.
Kirlin J. and M. Denbaly. 2017. “Lessons Learned from the National Household Food Purchase and Acquisition Survey in the United States,” Food Policy, October.
Hall J. and M. Denbaly. 2012. A design to Oversample Low-Income Households for a Study of Food Acquisition, Proceedings of American Statistical Association, Hard-to-Reach (H2R), Survey methods for Hard-to-Reach populations.
Perloff, J. and M. Denbaly. 2008. Data Needs for Consumer and Retail Firm Studies, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, February.
Denbaly, M., C. Dimitri, L. Glaser, C. Handy, M. Jekanowski, P. Kaufman, B. Krissoff, G. Thompson, and S. Thornsbury; L. Calvin, and R. Cook, coordinators. 2001. U.S. Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Marketing: Emerging Trade Practices, Trends, and Issues, AER-795, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, January.
Joutz, F., R. Trost, C. Hallahan, A. Clauson, and M. Denbaly. 2000. Retail Food Price Forecasting at ERS, TB-1885, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, June.
Denbaly, M. and H. Vroomen). 1993. “Dynamic Fertilizer Demands: A Cointegrated and Error-Correcting System,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, February.
Denbaly, M. 1993. Macroeconomic Determinants of Relative Wheat Price, Journal of Agricultural Economics Research, Spring.