报告主题：【食安基地和C’FHER学术报告】WIC Participation and Relative Quality of Household Food Purchases: Evidence from FoodAPS
报 告 人：Dr. Di Fang
主 持 人：Prof. Junfei Bai
FoodAPS (this is an NBER working paper and forthcoming at Southern Economic Journal)
This study uses propensity score matching and causal forest (a machine learning method) to derive the average treatment effect on the treated (ATT) using a food purchase data (FoodAPA) recently released by USDA. We addressed the selection issue of WIC (a major nutrition program for women infants and children) participation. We found WIC food package to be the reason for program success.
Di Fang is Assitant Professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She received a Ph.D. in Business Administration (Agribusiness) from W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and her BS in Economics from Nankai University in China. Fang’s research interest includes Food and Health Economics, Consumer Economics and Marketing, and issues related to Obesity. She has published in the Southern Economic Journal, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Agricultural and Resources Economics, Contemporary Economic Policy, American Journal of Public Health, JAMA Network Open, NBER working papers and others. She is a reviewer for USDA's AFRI grants in 2018, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) and the American Public Health Association (APHA).