Dana Golden

Agricultural Economist


Dana Golden is an agricultural economist with the Market and Trade Economics Division of the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS). She primarily serves as an oilseeds outlook analyst for the Crops Branch, contributing to the Oil Crops Outlook report and associated data product. She also works with and publishes the season-average price futures forecast model, and State agricultural trade top-five commodities export and import data product.


Dana has been with ERS since 2019. Prior to joining ERS, Dana held an internship with the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Finance and Accounting Services; was a teaching assistant for a philosophy class; and tutored student-athletes. Dana’s research interests include game theory, financial economics, basis, forecasting, and the application of advanced techniques such as machine learning to economics.


M.S. Analytics, Georgia Institute of Technology (currently enrolled).
M.S. Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019.
B.S. Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018.

Professional Affiliations

Dana is a member of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and the Southern Agricultural Economics Association.