Alex Melton



Alex Melton is the Assistant Outreach Editor for the Market and Trade Economics Division. He serves as the division’s Associate Editor for Amber Waves, Charts of Note, and Charting the Essentials.


Alex joined ERS as Agricultural Economist in May 2013 and became an Assistant Outreach Editor in 2016. He previously worked as a Research Analyst focusing on Korea at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.


MA in International Economics, University of California, San Diego, 2011.

BA in Economics, Arizona State University, 2007.

BA in Political Science, Arizona State University, 2007.

Professional Affiliations

Alex is a member of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA).