Mustafa Zia

Baseline Data Coordinator


Mustafa Zia serves as a data management, computer programming, and modeling analyst in the Agricultural Policy and Modeling Branch of the Market and Trade Economics Division at USDA, Economic Research Service (ERS). He is responsible for providing authoritative technical analysis and managing and updating large datasets covering agricultural data for multiple countries and commodities. He works directly with Baseline Coordinators to provide effective delivery of timely, high-quality products and analysis to USDA decision makers.


Prior to USDA, Mustafa worked as a Senior Economist for DevTech, an Associate Economist for The Conference Board, and a Research Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. 


Mustafa received a M.S. from the University of Delaware.
He received his B.A. in International Relations, Economics, and Philosophy from the University of Delaware.

Selected Publications

Zia, Mustafa. “Assessing the Impact of Remittances: a Case Study of the Philippines.” UDSpace Home, University of Delaware, 2011,

Zia, Mustafa. “Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade in East Africa.”, USAID, Oct. 2017.

Zia, Mustafa. “Overview of Economic and Social Sectors in Punjab, Pakistan., USAID, May. 2018