Samantha Cohen

Agricultural Economist


Samantha Cohen is an agricultural economist in the Conservation and Environment Branch of the Resource and Rural Economics Division at USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS).


Samantha joined ERS in October 2021. Prior to joining ERS, she was a research specialist at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She also worked as a quantitative analyst at the RAND Corporation. Her research focuses on agricultural adaptation to climate change, manure nutrient management of livestock production, and the development of economic models to analyze agricultural production and the environment.


M.S. in Economics from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
B.S. in Economics from American University