A conference on "Using FoodAPS for Research in Diet, Health, Nutrition, and Food Security" took place in Washington, DC, on December 7–8. Research Associates Marianne Bitler, University of California, Davis and NBER and Janet Currie, Princeton University and NBER, organized the meeting, which was sponsored by the Economic Research Service, the Food and Nutrition Service, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:
Bruce D. Meyer, University of Chicago and NBER, and Nikolas Mittag, CERGE-EI, "Misreporting of Government Transfers: How Important are Survey Design and Geography?"
David E. Frisvold, University of Iowa and NBER, and Joseph Price, Brigham Young University and NBER, "The Role of School Meal Programs in the Food Environment Experienced by Children"
Timothy Beatty, Marianne Bitler, Xinzhe Cheng, and Cynthia van der Werf, University of California at Davis, "The Pay Check Cycle"; also Beatty, Bitler, and van der Werf, "Do Food Assistance Programs Affect Retailers?"
Erin T. Bronchetti, Swarthmore College; Garret S. Christensen, University of California at Berkeley; and Benjamin Hansen, University of Oregon and NBER, "USDA Food Assistance Programs (SNAP, the National School Lunch Program, and the School Breakfast Program) and Healthy Food Choices: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Geographic Variation in Food Prices"
Charles J. Courtemanche and Rusty Tchernis, Georgia State University and NBER, and Augustine Denteh, Georgia State University, "The Impacts of SNAP on Food Insecurity, Obesity, and Food Purchases: Who Misreports and Does it Matter?"
Amy Ellen Schwartz, Syracuse University, and Augustina Laurito, New York University, "Does School Lunch Fill the "'SNAP Gap' at the End of the Month?"
Robert A. Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University and NBER, and Kyungmin Kang, Johns Hopkins University, "The Effect of SNAP and School Food Programs on Food Spending, Diet Quality, and Food Security: Sensitivity to Program and Income Reporting Error"
Helen H. Jensen, Brent Kreider, and Oleksandr Zhylyevskyy, Iowa State University, "Investigating Causal Effects of SNAP and WIC on Food Insecurity Using FoodAPS"
Jacob S. Goldin, Stanford University; Tatiana Homonoff, New York University; and Katherine H. Meckel, Texas A&M University, "Issuance and Incidence: SNAP Benefit Cycles and Grocery Prices"
Di Fang, Aaron M. Novotny, Rodolfo Nayga, and Michael Thomsen, University of Arkansas, "WIC Participation and Relative Quality of Household Food Purchases: Evidence from FoodAPS"
Summaries of these papers are at: