Gopinath (Gopi) Munisamy

Director, Market and Trade Economics Division


Gopinath (Gopi) Munisamy was the Director of the Market and Trade Economics Division of USDA’s Economic Research Service. He oversaw a program of economic research and analysis on U.S. and global economic and policy factors affecting the structure and performance of agricultural markets and trade. Before joining ERS, he was Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at Oregon State University, and he also chaired the Executive Committee of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium.


Gopi has published research on international trade, economic growth and development, including the impact of agricultural policies and trade liberalization. His publications and presentations have an international reach. He has taught courses on agricultural markets, trade and applied econometrics at Oregon State University.


Gopi received a Ph.D., in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from India.

Professional Affiliations

American Agricultural Economics Association
International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium