Susan Proper

(202) 694-5244


Susan Proper is the cross-commodity analyst for field crops (oilseeds, feed grains, and wheat) in the Market and Trade Economics Division at USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS).


Susan Proper has been at ERS since 2019. Prior to taking on her current role, Susan was an agricultural economist for the USDA Farm Service Agency.


Susan received a M.S. in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a B.S. in Economics from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Selected Publications

Scott, Susan. 1993. Status and Direction of Map Database Standards Efforts in North America, IEEE Vehicle and Information Systems Conference proceedings, pp 21-24.

Greene, Edward, and Scott, S.  Highways of the Future: a Proposed Paradigm Shift Approach, Traffic Technology International, pp 16-25, 1995 Annual Review Issue.

Pearlman, R., and S. Scott. 1995. Map Database Transfer Standards: An International Perspective, Application of New Technology to Transport Systems conference proceedings, Vol 1, pp 65-76.

Pearlman, R. and S. Scott. 1995. IVHS Map Database Transfer Standards: Current Status, IEEE Vehicle Navigation and Information Systems Conference proceedings, pp 368-376.

Scott, S., and E. Farber. 1997. “Safety in Our Hands: An Overview of Intelligent Transportation Safety and Human Factors Technologies,” Traffic Technology International, pp 59-62, Feb/March.

Scott, Susan. 1997. “Close to the Wire: As Cars Become More and More Complex, So Does the Task of Integrating In-Vehicle Systems,” ITS International, Issue Number 11, pp 67-69, July/August.

Scott, S., and M. Schagrin. 1998. Report on the U.S. DOT ITS Joint Program Office Standards Program, Society of Automotive Engineers Future Transportation Technology Conference proceedings, Aug. 1997, reissued on CD ROM as part of SAE’s Essential Resource for ITS Vehicle Applications, 1998.

Kirson A., P. Spelt, and S. Scott. 1998. A New Vehicle Data Bus Architecture and IVHS Evaluation Platform for ITS Modules, Transportation Research Board, Paper no. 981096.

Hardy, M., B. Cronin, Y. Gross, and S. Proper. 2005. Vehicle Assist and Automation for Transit Operations: Making the Business Case, 12th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems proceedings.

Hardy, M., and S. Proper.  2006. “Analyzing the Impacts of Vehicle Assist and Automation Systems on BRT,” Journal of Public Transportation, 2006 BRT Special Edition, pp 51-68.