David Levin is an economist with the Food Markets Branch in the Food Economics Division. His research work includes analyzing factors affecting food product entry and exit; studying the organic foods market; and comparing mean weekly household food-at-home spending between different statistical surveys. David's other projects include producing ERS’s monthly Food Price Outlook and managing the Division's household and retail (scanner) data.
David joined the Economic Research Service in June 2014. Prior to ERS, he worked for nearly eight years in the Consumer Price Index Division of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, where he was heavily involved in index calculation and seasonal adjustment.
David earned his M.A. in Applied Economics from the Johns Hopkins University (2012), and has a B.A. in Economics, with a minor in Management, from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2004).