Molly Burress

Deputy Director for Data Management


Molly Burress is deputy director for data management in the Market and Trade Economics Division (MTED) of USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS).


Molly joined MTED’s Office of the Director in 2020. Previously, she served MTED as assistant director for communications and as managing editor, web communications.


Molly earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri in 2007. She also holds a Master’s in Public Administration and International Development Management from Rutgers University and a B.A. in Spanish from Wichita State University.

Selected Publications

Cook, M. L. and M. J. Burress, "The Impact of CEO Tenure on Cooperative Governance". Managerial and Decision Economics, Vol. 34. 2013.

Burress, M.J. and M.L. Cook "Netchain Leadership in the U.S. Ethanol Sector", in Advances in Supply Chain Analysis in Agri-Food Systems, D. Zylbersztajn and O. Omta eds., pp 207-230, Sao Paulo: Singular, 2009.

Burress, M.J. and M.L. Cook "Lessons from Community Entrepreneurship: The Concept of Spawning", in: The Role of Cooperatives in the European Agri-Food System, ed. R. Fanfani, University of Bologna Press, 2009.

Burress, M.J., M.L. Cook, and P.G. Klein, "The Clustering of Organizational Innovation: Developing Governance Models for Vertical Integration", International Food & Agribusiness Management Review, Vol. 11(4), 2008.