Megan Sweitzer

Agricultural Economist


Megan is an economist in the Food Markets Branch of the Food Economics Division (FED) at the USDA, Economic Research Service (ERS). Her research focuses on food prices, food expenditures, and consumer purchasing decisions.


Megan rejoined ERS in 2022 after working as an energy industry analyst at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. She previously worked at ERS in the Diet, Safety, and Health Economics branch of FED, managing the agency’s scanner data product. Megan was also an economist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the Employment Projections program and the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey program.


Megan has a Master’s in applied economics from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.