Scott Malcolm

Agricultural Economist


Scott Malcolm is an Economist in the Conservation and Environment Branch in the Resource and Rural Economics Division. Scott’s research centers on modeling and analysis of how agricultural production responds to trends and shocks to the environment, technology, policy and demand for agricultural products. Past and current research includes studies on widespread introduction of dedicated bioenergy crops, regional differences of climate change impacts on crop yields, increased adoption of healthy diets and policies to reduce hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico.


Scott has been an Economist at ERS in Resource and Rural Economics Division since 2006. Before joining ERS, Scott was on the faculty of the Food and Resource Economics Department at the University of Delaware.


Scott earned a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering (Operations Research) at the University of Pennsylvania, and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara.