Tej Rai

Agricultural Economist


Tej Rai is an agricultural economist in the Food Assistance Branch, Food Economics Division.


Before joining the Economic Research Service in 2020, Tej worked as a budget analyst under the budget staff office of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, for budget execution. Tej served 4 years in the United States Army. Tej also worked as a customs inspector in the Department of Customs under the Ministry of Finance, Nepal. He taught as a higher secondary level economics teacher for a year at Vishwa Niketan Higher Secondary School. Tej is originally from Nepal and moved permanently to the United States in 2014.


M.B.A., American Military University, United States
M.A. in Economics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
B.A. in Economics & Nepali, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
B.A. in Music (Eastern classical music), Tribhuvan University, Nepal