Greg Pompelli

Greg Pompelli

Associate Administrator


Greg Pompelli is Associate Administrator at USDA’s Economic Research Service. He had recently served as Acting Associate Administrator and had been Associate Director of the Agency’s Market and Trade Economics Division (MTED). That division conducts economic research and analysis on U.S. and global economic and policy factors that influence the structure and performance of agricultural markets and trade.


Greg’s tenure at ERS has included heading several branches within MTED and serving as the division's Acting Deputy Director for Market Analysis and Outlook. He also led the Geo-Spatial Economic Analysis (GSEA) Team in the ERS Administrator's Office. Before joining ERS, Greg was an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at the University of Tennessee, an economic analyst with Sunkist Growers, Inc., and a loan officer with the Sacramento Bank for Cooperatives.


Greg received a Ph.D. and an M.S. from the University of California-Davis and a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University.

Professional Affiliations

National Association for Business Economics, American Economic Association, Southern Agricultural Economics Association

Selected Publications

Celikkol, P., G. Pompelli, and S. Stefanou. 2008. "Productivity and Innovation in the U.S. Food Processing Sector," in Handbook of Innovation in the Food and Drink industry, Ruth Rama, ed. New York, NY/London, UK: Haworth Press.

Regmi, A. and G. Pompelli. 2002. "U.S. Food Sector Linked to Global Consumers," Food Review: The Magazine of Food Economics 25(1):39-44, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Zahniser, S., D. Pick, G. Pompelli, and M. Gehlhar. 2002. "Regionalism in the Western Hemisphere and Its Impact on U.S. Agricultural Exports," American Journal of Agricultural Economics: Proceedings 84(3):791-797.

Morehart, M., J. Johnson, C. Young, and G. Pompelli. 2001. "Using Farm-Sector Income as a Policy Benchmark," Agricultural Outlook, AGO-282, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, June-July.

Pompelli, G. and D. Pick. 2000. “Foreign Investment Motivations of U.S. Wineries," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 2(1):47-62.