Tani Lee



Tani Lee is an economist in the Agricultural and Policy Models Branch in the Market and Trade Economics Division.  She provides analysis for USDA’s 10-year Agricultural Projections and agricultural policy factors affecting near- and long-term prospects for global agricultural markets. She also publishes research examining the impact of policies on U.S. and international agricultural markets.


Prior to joining ERS, Tani worked at the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service as an agricultural trade policy analyst advising senior U.S. government officials during trade negotiations with Asian trade partners for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, US-Korea Trade Agreement, and the World Trade Organization Committee on Agriculture.  She also served in the Peace Corps as an agricultural extension agent in Mali, West Africa.


M.S. Agricultural Economics from Purdue University

B.A. in Geography from the University of California, Los Angeles