Erik Scherpf, Adjunct Faculty

Erik Scherpf is an economist at the USDA Economic Research Service, specializing in questions related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). His recent research focuses on the relationship between enrollment in SNAP and local labor market conditions as well as the interaction between individuals’ program participation and labor supply decisions. His research also includes using administrative records linked to household survey data to improve estimates of program eligibility and to better understand the shortcomings of survey data.

He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.