Saied Toossi

Research Agricultural Economist


Saied Toossi is a research agricultural economist with the Food Assistance Branch of the Food Economics Division. His research examines the determinants of participation in child nutrition programs and their impact on children’s well-being.


Saied holds a doctorate in public administration from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in economics from Northern Illinois University.

Selected Publications

Toossi, S. 2022. “Think of the Children? The Effect of Children on Support for Welfare,” Public Opinion Quarterly.

Toossi, S. 2017. “Incentivizing Healthy Eating in Children: An Investigation of the “Ripple” and “Temporal” effects of a reward-based intervention,” Appetite 117: 58-66.