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 nfac002. doi:10.1093/poq/nfac002.

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; doi:10.1016/j.appet.2017.06.011.